We loved the R9 Fury X, the fact that it was an enclosed card with no vents made it a great look; however, the additional liquid cooling unit meant you needed a case large enough to host the 120mm radiator and also small enough so the pipes can reach between the card and the radiator.
Our friends over a TweakTown have now reported that the R9 Fury will ditch the water cooling unit and add on a traditional air cooler. “According to our industry insiders, the Radeon R9 Fury will feature 3584 Stream Processors, down from the 4096 on the full Fury X. The Fiji-based GPU will be clocked at 1050MHz, which is identical to that of the Fury X. We have 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory that provides the same 512GB/sec of bandwidth, clocked at 500MHz (1GHz effective). We are being told to expect temperatures of the Fiji PRO-based R9 Fury to be less than 75C, which is considerably higher than the 50C or so from the watercooled Fury X.”
So one restriction that sub-vendors have faced with the Fury X is the lack of creativity that they can implement into an already great cooling solution. With the air coolers, sub-vendors can now add their own flairs and we should start seeing some custom designs hit the market within the month.
We could possibly see a performance drop of around 10-15%, but if that’s followed with a similar price drop, we could see a great option against the NVIDIA GTX 980. Are you looking forward to the R9 Fury graphics card? Let us know in the comments.
Thank you to TweakTown for providing us with this information.
Computex 2015 – Corsair didn’t just have power supplies with them to Computex, they also brought along a test bench to showcase their DDR4 memory and what it is capable of achieving.
On display was Corsair’s Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits with a specified JEDEC speed of 2133MHz. But Corsair doesn’t stick to standards and applied their know-how onto the modules for maximum performance.
The system is running with an Intel Haswell-E CPU on a Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboard and corsair clocked the DDR4 memory modules close to 4GHz: 3808.4GHz.
This speed was achieved with just air cooling on the modules.
ADATA announced that they have set a new world record in the air-cooled DDR4 segment using their XPG memory modules and an MSI X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. Not only did ADATA set this impressive new overclocking record, but this is also the first time we get to see the new XPG Z2 DDR4 modules pictured, or rather rendered.
The MSI X99A XPOWER AC has been used to break a lot of records lately and as such isn’t a surprise to be involved in yet another one. To achieve this, they used the XPG Z2 DDR4 3400MHz modules and managed to push it all the way to 4034MHz.
“In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4034MHz, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability!”
I really like the design choice with the black PCB and simple yet elegant large heatsink and wouldn’t mind having a full set of them in my own system. The normal 3400MHz CL timings for these modules are 16-16-16 at 1.35V.
The new ADATA XPG Z2 modules will be demonstrated in running systems at Computex next week from June 2nd to 6th in Taipei, where fans can check them out and see the performance with their own eyes.