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Behold the beast: Full AMD Radeon R9 Fury X tech specs and design details revealed

Brad Chacos | June 19, 2015
AMD's formal unveiling of the beastly new Radeon R9 Fury X at E3 earlier this revealed a lot about the graphics card, but several technical details were left glaringly undetailed. Today, AMD's taking the wraps off the rest of the information, giving us a full profile of its impressive new $650 flagship--a flagship where just as much care was spent on aesthetics as on raw technological firepower.

Speaking of cranking it to 11--er, 8--AMD's PR keeps stressing that the Fury X will be a kick-ass overclocker. The card's design speaks to that, featuring a dual BIOS switch, 6-Phase power design with up to 400 amps of power delivery, and AMD's standard SVI2 interface to the voltage regulator, which sports full telemetry readback and lets you tinker with power settings via AMD's PowerTune. (If you didn't understand any of that, don't sweat it--they're hardcore overclocking features.) And while the Fury X typically draws just 275W of power while gaming, the dual 8-pin connectors support up to 375W. Read: OVERCLOCK ME.

Finally, the Fury X supports all the software features you'd expect: the next-gen DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs, FreeSync, Virtual Super Resolution, the aforementioned PowerTune, and AMD's new frame rate targeting control, which allows you to set a maximum frame rate output to reduce power draw and, by association, noise output.

How does it feel?

There you have it: Every single tech spec you need to know about AMD's new flagship, the water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X. Of course, all the tech specs in the world don't mean a thing next to the numbers that really matter: Benchmark results.

The Fury X walks the spec walk, but can it talk the performance talk about Nvidia's similarly priced GeForce GTX 680 Ti? That remains to be seen. But we'll no doubt have the answer sooner rather than later, considering that the Radeon R9 Fury X hits the streets next week, on June 24.

 

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