Although Advanced Micro Devices and some of its allies have published a number of teaser photos of AMD’s upcoming Radeon Fury X graphics cards, they have not revealed the actual look of the boards. Fortunately, a Chinese web-site has managed to picture the whole adapter and thus reveal its design.
As expected, the AMD Radeon Fury X graphics card based on the code-named “Fiji” graphics processing unit uses a hybrid liquid cooling system as well as a short printed circuit board. According to the image published by ChipHell, the new flagship graphics adapter from Advanced Micro Devices is considerably smaller than modern top-of-the-range solutions from AMD or Nvidia. The Radeon Fury resembles ATI Radeon 9000- and ATI Radeon X800-series graphics adapters released more than a decade ago.
AMD does not want to talk about its yet-unreleased Radeon Fury graphics card officially and does not even allow to picture it. Nonetheless, pretty much all specifications of the new flagship graphics card from AMD are already well known. The new GPU has 4096 stream processors, 256 texture mapping units and revamped GCN 1.3 architecture. The flagship graphics board will carry 4GB of high-bandwidth memory with 512GB/s or even 640GB/s bandwidth. Although the card is short, it requires two 8-pin PCI Express power connectors, which means that it is rather power hungry (may consume up to 375W of power).
The only things that are unknown about the AMD Radeon Fury for sure are performance numbers and price-points of the new boards.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: While the cooling system of AMD’s Radeon Fury looks impressive, not all modern PCs have mount locations for 120mm fans. It will be interesting to see whether AMD will allow partners to use their own cooling systems on their products.