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Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury Review

Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury Overview »

DSC_6310At E3 2015 AMD announced their long awaited Fury line of GPUs using the “Fiji” silicon. The models in the line up are the Fury X, Fury X2, Fury, and the Fury Nano. AMD’s flagship GPU; the Fury X was released into the review channel first.  A couple of weeks later the Fury was released. The second model to carry the Fury name is slightly different than its sibling. Instead of a water cooler, the Fury uses air cooling. Sapphire is the largest AMD partner and brings their version of the Fury to market. The Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury features a triple fan cooler and dual BIOS. Over the last little while, Sapphire has been focusing heavily on bringing well performing yet extremely quiet cooling to market. The Vapor-X series and the previous Tri-X series of coolers really did keep the previous AMD products cool while keeping noise to a minimum. It will be interesting to see how the Tri-X solution for the R9 Fury performs.

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Our sample did not come in  a retail box nor did we get any accessories with it, but I was assured by Sapphire the card we received was in fact a retail version of the card albeit an early version.


GPU4096 Stream Processors
38 nm 
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1000 MHz  Engine Clock
InterfacePCI-Express 3.0
Memory3584 bit Memory Bus
HBM Memory Type
1000 MHz Effective Memory Clock
4096 MB Size
DisplaysMaximum 4 Outputs
Output1 x HDMI
3 x DisplayPort 1.2
Resolution4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
APIOpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 1.2
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
FeatureAMD CrossFire XDMA
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
Video Codec Engine (VCE)
AMD HD3D Technology
16K Hours Capacitor
Intelligent Fan Control
10mm Heat Pipe
AMD Tress FX technology
AMD Liquid VR technology
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
AMD TrueAudio technology
Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
CoolingTri-X fans
Two-ball bearing
Form Factor2.5 Part Slot Occupied
195x110x40 Dimension /mm
Power Consumption375W
OSWindows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7
System Requirement750 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
4 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
Accessory1 x DisplayPort to DVI Active Cable (Dual-Link)


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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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