PowerColor Unveils AMD Radeon R9 Fury
John Williamson / 2 years ago
PowerColour is the latest board partner to announce a custom designed AMD Radeon R9 Fury which opts for a triple fan design, and reference PCB. The PowerColour variant contains a Core Speed of 1000MHz, Memory Speed of 500MHz (1.0 Gbps) and 4GB of High Bandwith Memory. In terms of connectivity, there are 3 DisplayPorts and 1 HDMI 1.4. Ideally, I would like to see support for Dual-Link DVI because many Korean import 2560×1440 monitors only use that interface. However, it looks like this isn’t a possibility on AMD’s Fury range.
The press release doesn’t divulge much information so it’s still unknown if the card has a backplate. I would presume so given the mammoth cooling solution which could be longer than Sapphire’s huge Tri-X GPU. From the pictures, you can see where the PCB ends, and how the cooling extends from the actual board. If the design can match PowerColour’s triple-slot 290x, then the Fury should remain extremely cool. One caveat is the complete lack of overclocking headroom of the Fury range. Hopefully voltage unlocks will remedy this but don’t expect huge performance gains from manual overclocking.
Overclockers UK have set a pre-order price of £439.99 which is £10 cheaper than Sapphire’s custom model. Additionally, the card should arrive on the 31st of July with most major retailers.
Thank you VideoCardz for providing us with this information.