AMD Releases Radeon R9 Fury For VR Enthusiasts

Posted: Jun 17 2015, 4:03am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


AMD releases Radeon R9 Fury for VR Enthusiasts

AMD announced new high-end graphics cards with the Radeo R9 Fury, Radeo R9 300 and R7 300.

AMD announced today new high-end graphics cards with High-Bandwidth Memory, 4K gaming support, advanced VR solutions, and next-generation DirectX 12 support.

“With our next-generation Radeon graphics line-up, AMD is enabling a spectrum of innovation that can benefit all gamers. Exceptional performance, ground-breaking VR capabilities, new and dynamic form factors, premium industrial design, exceptional experiences in 4K, all built to excel in today’s games and tomorrow’s that harness forthcoming APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan. This really is a new era in PC gaming, and along with our software and hardware partners around the world, AMD could not be prouder to bring these graphics cards to gamers,” said Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager, Product, Computing and Graphics Business Unit at AMD.

The new top of the line AMD card is the Radeon R9 Fury series graphics, ideal for Virtual Reaility early adopters. Price point is at $649. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPU represents a paradigm shift in GPU design in the chip previously codenamed Fiji.

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPU brings to market the highest GPU memory bandwidth ever, pioneered by a consortium led by AMD, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated on-chip delivering 60% more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 along with unprecedented 4096-bit memory interface. The Radeon R9 Fury X GPU delivers more than 3x the performance per watt of GDDR5 in 94 percent less PCB surface area, producing ultra-enthusiast-class performance in a mere 7.5” (19cm) board.1,2,3

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPU’s state-of-the-art, premium industrial styling features black-nickel aluminum exoskeleton and soft-touch aluminum plates, high-caliber liquid cooling, customizable GPU Tach activity meter that measures GPU utilization and LED illumination that highlights design details for the finishing touch.

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPU is the definitive VR solution, designed to deliver exceptional performance in the most demanding VR games and applications, while benefitting from AMD LiquidVR technology to enable the most comfortable VR experience and compatibility across a wide range of head-mounted displays.9

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPU takes gaming to the next level, boasting 4096-bit high-bandwidth memory interface that not only meets but exceeds the extreme performance requirements for the most demanding 4K games for stunning performance in 4K resolutions and beyond8 with image quality settings turned up, smooth gaming with AMD FreeSync™ technology10, and is ready for the future with support for next-generation multi-threaded APIs including DirectX® 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan and AMD’s Mantle.4,5,6

The compact design of AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU opens the door for new and exciting PC form factors, with more design flexibility for modders, DIYers and System Integrators than ever before. The AMD Innovation Lab’s recently unveiled Project Quantum prototype PC illustrates the point, making use of Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPUs to reinvent desktop computing for the VR era, enabling form factors never imagined before.

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, which is the world’s first HBM-powered graphics card (previously codenamed “Fiji”), is scheduled for availability starting June 24th. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury, with both liquid- and air-cooled options, is slated for availability starting July 14th. The deceptively small (6” in length), category-creating AMD Radeon R9 Nano is scheduled to follow in Q3 2015. AMD also plans to bring to market this fall a flagship Radeon Fury product for very smooth 4K gaming and VR that is based on two “Fiji” GPUs. 

The Radeon R9 300 series graphics cards are starting at $199.

AMD Radeon™ R9 300 series GPUs deliver stunningly powerful graphics for unparalleled 4K gaming experiences in their class. Supporting the latest gaming technologies including Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)11 for quality that rivals 4K, even on a 1080p display, AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology7, and next-generation APIs including DirectX® 12, OpenGL® 4.5, and Vulkan, Radeon R9 300 series GPUs are the perfect gaming solution for beyond HD.5,6

AMD Radeon R9 300 series GPUs are designed for VR, taking advantage of AMD LiquidVR™ technology to deliver a comfortable, low-latency VR experience that harnesses multiple GPUs to drive the highest possible frame rates. The AMD Radeon R9 300 series GPUs harness AMD FreeSync™ technology10 to help eliminate tearing and stuttering in single screen gaming, or using in multi-display Eyefinity configurations.12

Radeon R7 300 series graphics cards start at $109.

AMD Radeon R7 300 series GPUs are the optimal choice for online gaming and eSports competitors, effortlessly delivering greater than 60 fps gaming performance at 1080p or 1440p, ultra-settings, in popular online games.13,14 Enjoy exceptional image quality using Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)11 for quality that rivals 1440p with a 1080p display and expand the field of view in 1080p gaming using AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology.

The AMD Radeon R7 300 series GPUs are optimized for next-generation APIs including DirectX® 12, OpenGL® 4.5 and Vulkan™ for the most advanced gaming experiences possible. Gamers can benefit from the latest features and performance improvements in AMD Catalyst™ drivers, one-click game optimizations in the AMD Gaming Evolved client, and rest easy knowing their GPU is ready for Microsoft Windows 10.

Radeon R9 300 series GPUs and Radeon™ R7 series GPUs are scheduled for select etailer availability on June 18. The AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU is planned to be available on June 24 from select add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, XFX, PowerColor and HIS. Partner participation will vary by region.

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