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Dual-GPU flagship AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 graphics card pictured

Even though AMD’s new-generation dual-chip flagship graphics card is only expected to hit the market several months from now, the company already uses such graphics card for demonstrations. The new add-in board does not resemble current-gen dual-chip graphics adapters.

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” graphics processing units 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, which may indicate that its clock-rates and power consumption are not really high.

Dual-GPU AMD Radeon R9 Fury. Image by Anshel Sag, staff technologist and technical writer at Moor Insights & Strategy.

The graphics card looks big, but not as big as current-generation dual-GPU adapters thanks to usage of HBM memory. The board utilizes a PCI Express bridge from PLX, just like today’s dual-GPU graphics cards from AMD.

The upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X2 graphics adapter will use a dual-slot cooling system, but it is unclear whether the cooler will use liquid, like the one on the Radeon R9 295X2, or not.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

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KitGuru Says: Looks like AMD’s new dual-GPU flagship is ready. Considering the fact that AMD’s single-chip flagship – Radeon R9 Fury X – will cost $649, it is highly likely that the new dual-GPU product will cost between $1000 and $1500.

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