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.

K|NGP|N Smashes 3DMark Record with 4-Way GeForce GTX 980 SLI

Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido has entered the record books once again, using four of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 GPUs, all set at 2GHz. He broke the 3DMark FireStrike world records with the 4-way SLI setup, using four of EVGA’s GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0 4GB cards.

Each of the four EVGA cards were overclocked to 2GHz on the Core, while the memory was hovering at an insane 8.4GHz – all of this, was cooled using LN2 (liquid nitrogen), as well as the test bed used which consisted of an Intel Core i7-5960X processor at 5.6GHz, an EVGA X99 motherboard, and 16GB of DDR4 clocked at 3.3GHz.

K|NGP|N managed to not only take down the following benchmarks:

  • 3DMark Fire Strike (4-way) = 40,338
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (4-way) = 28,059
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra (4-way) = 16,243

But he also smashed the single-GPU benchmarks, with these results:

  • 3DMark Fire Strike (single card) = 19,811
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (single card) = 9,617
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra (single card) = 5,007

K|NGP|N said “The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified is an overclockers dream. The improved VRM and memory design really let Nvidia’s GTX 980 GPU stretch its wings. This card has achieved clock-speeds of 2200MHz core and 8500MHz memory single card and nearly 2100MHz core in 4-way SLI, it’s really amazing.”

Source: KitGuru.