Advanced Micro Devices has begun to test its upcoming dual-chip graphics card internally. The company shipped six samples of its dual-GPU Radeon graphics adapters to India, which means that the company is developing drivers for the solution.
According to Zauba.com database, which monitors imports and exports to and from India, where high-tech companies employ a lot of software developers, AMD shipped six “Fiji Gemini” graphics cards from Canada to India. The graphics boards carry two “Fiji” graphics processing units and a cooling system designed by Cooler Master, reports WccfTech.
Typically, AMD begins to send samples of its graphics cards to India months before the announcement. If AMD shipped the very first samples of its dual-GPU Radeon R9 Fury X2 graphics boards to its Indian developers in late September, it may indicate that the product will be formally introduced very late in 2015 or even early in 2016.
The upcoming dual-chip AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card – which may be officially called Radeon R9 Fury X2 or Radeon R9 Fury Maxx – features two code-named “Fiji XT” GPUs with 4096 stream processors and 4GB of HBM memory. In total, the graphics solution features 8192 stream processors and 8GB of high-bandwidth memory. The board has two 8-pin PCI Express power connectors, which means that it can consume up to 375W of power.
Manufacturer suggested retail price of AMD’s Radeon Fury X is $649. It is highly likely that the dual-GPU product will cost over $1000.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: Looks like AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 will not be introduced this fall, but will likely hit the market only in winter.