AMD Fury Shows up on 3D Mark Fire Strike

With AMD’s Fury expected in less than a week, a 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme score has been leaked. While showing up as an unknown AMD GPU, the specifications and performance are just about where we expect a Fury variant to fall. For now it’s unknown which variant of the Fury was tested and the results may still not be representative of shipping samples.

Coming in with an impressive score of 7932 in Fire Strike Extreme, Fury is in good company. While falling slightly behind Titan’s 7989, the two cards are well within the margin of error and run to run differences. This could be viewed as good news that AMD is able to practically match Nvidia’s top card or a failure that it doesn’t hold a commanding lead. Without knowing if the card is the XT, Pro or Nano variant, it’s hard to determine where Fury truly falls.

Compared to other cards, Fury does quite well. it holds a good margin over the 980Ti which clocks in at 7781 and the 980 scores lower at 6062. Fury is also leagues ahead of AMD’s old flagship, the 290X which comes in at 5091, around 2000 points lower. For AMD fans, this potentially means gaining a major jump in performance without having to go to the green team. Now the last critical piece of information remaining to leaked is pricing.

3D Mark Adds New Ice Storm Unlimited Mode And Upgrades GPU Monitoring

Futuremark has released a new update that brings a few notable changes to the benchmarking software, including a an improvement in its Benching algorythms and adding a new Ice Storm Unlimited Mode to the benchmarking options.

The update consists mostly of an algorithm update and GPU-Z Library integration that will not only allow more accurate hardware detection but will also restore clock speed and temperatures during benchmarking. Futuremark is continuously building a name for itself as a highly reliable benchmarking software and is constantly updating its software to meed the current benchmarking requirements.

Another major update is the addition of the Ice Storm Unlimited mode, which is basically the scenario used in mobile testing ”ported” to PC. The Ice Storm mode was usually used in mobiles and tablets to benchmark the same ,now however 3d Mark incorporates the PC Variant of the Ice Storm Mode. It will allow users to compare their mobile devices with their PCs giving a very realistic representation of the difference between the two platforms.

More and more mobile manufacturers claim to incorporate chips that lead to performance similar to consoles or even PCs, but now we have a tool use to see if their claims are true or not.

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