Fury X R9 By AMD – Enthusiastic Graphics

Posted on Jun 20 2015 - 4:12am by Brad Haddin

In this particular piece we will take a closer look at what Fury X R9 looks like from the inside. How AMD has overseen to design the liquid cooling block to cool all the components on the printed circuit board of the graphics card. The Radeon R9 Fury X is level-and-level with the GTX 980 Ti across a broad spectrum of titles. This fits our general expectations for both cards, given their respective configurations and the fact that Fiji is a giant-sized effectuation of the already well-known GCN architecture.



Style Of Fury X R9 Cooling System

Primarily thanks to the new stacked memory technology which saves 50% of PCB area that would otherwise be occupied by GDDR5 memory chips. The PCB is 7.5 inches long making it by far the smallest of any high end graphics card. Furthermore, the card is also equipped with a full set of activity LED’s that light up to reflect the GPU load while the card is running. The card metiers a 6 phase power delivery design that’s capable of delivering a colossal 400 amps of power. The card is deliberately overbuilt to enable the highest possible over-clocks. Cooling the card is a closed loop liquid cooler that’s capable of dispersion 500-W of heat. On the Fury X, which has a typical board power dispersion of 250-275-W the result is an operating temperature of 50-c at an unheard of whisper quiet 32-dB.


It is a very straight forward process. We look at the core count and the clock speed of Fiji and generalize its potential performance from those two data points. All structures inside the GPU will scale with the core count, so they’re accounted for. The huge increase in memory bandwidth brought by HBM will definitely have a positive impact on performance. However it will vary based on the workload and the resolution. It is connected to the 120.mm radiator is a quiet 120.mm high static pressure fan that would exhaust the heat directly outside of the Chassis to keep the rest of the components nice and cool. Housing the card is a di-cast aluminum body with soft black finish and accented with a high polish black nickel exterior exoskeleton.

However if you’re desirous and can’t wait until the 24th don’t worry. One can very easily estimate the functioning of Fury X in a number of in-game benchmarks using a series of simple mathematical formulas.