Sapphire Nitro OC R9 Fury Graphics Card Review

3D Mark


At the commonly used 1920×1080 resolution, the Sapphire Nitro OC R9 Fury records excellent numbers and isn’t too far away from the Fury X.

Once the resolution is increased to 1440P, the gap widens to its larger sibling.

During 4K testing, the GPU performs better and isn’t too far away from the Fury X.

Unigine Valley


Rather surprisingly, the graphics card’s minimum frame-rate is the best we’ve encountered so far and even surpassed a factory overclocked GTX 980 Ti. When we look at the average figures, it’s clear that the Fury does exceptionally well at 1920×1080.

However, during 1440P benchmarking, the minimum frames-per-second drops substantially and there’s a larger deficit to the Fury X in average numbers. Despite this, it’s only an increase of 2 FPS, which remains within a margin of error.

On a more positive note, the Fury attains an impressive minimum frame-rate and catches up to the Fury X’s average performance.

Compute Performance


The data in Luxmark is extremely close and makes the Fury’s performance look rather disappointing. I was surprised to see the 390X and Nano achieve better scores, but the difference isn’t enough to warrant any concern. To clarify these results, I re-ran the benchmark multiple times and didn’t encounter a sudden shift in performance. The second, third, and fourth runs managed a score within 1% of the initial benchmark.