SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 FURY

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AMD R9 Fury Specifications

The Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury is the new flagship graphics card for AMD fanboys. This card was originally launched at around $569 for the overclocked version but the price immediately bounced around between GTX 980 and the GTX 980 Ti while the Fury X directly competed with the GTX 980 Ti at the over $600 market segment.

  • GPU: Fiji
  • GCN 3.0
  • 28 nm
  • 596 mm²
  • 56 CU
  • 1050 MHz OC
  • 3584 shaders
  • 224 TMUs
  • 64 ROPs
  • 7.526 TFLOPS
  • 4096MB HBM
  • 4096-bit memory
  • 500 MHz memory clock
  • 512 GB/s
  • DVI, HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
  • Sapphire Tri-X cooler
  • 275W TDP

This card is slightly more power hungry compared to the old HD 6970. This card needs dual 8-pin power cables which is readily available. The HX1000i is well positioned for running a pair of these if desired.

The Sapphire R9 Fury has a larger 3 fan cooler on it and it is 12 inches long. The space in the HAF 932 is quite adequate for such extreme cards. The larger EATX chassis are well suited for extreme video cards.

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Sapphire is know for overclocking their Nitro line of cards. The R9 Fury is overclocked slightly above the reference to squeeze a bit more performance out of the silicon.

  • It trades blows with a $450 GTX 1070 in DX11 games
  • It nearly matches a GTX 1080 in DX12/Vulkan games
  • It costs 10% more than an RX 480, while performing 30% better.

With more video cards, benchmarking can be expanded considerably. While the high end of the video market is not very large, reviews are important over time for comparison purposes etc.