AMD Shows HBM-Based Radeon R9 Fury X, R9 Fury Air-Cooled and R9 Nano

By   /   Jun 16, 2015
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AMD has unveiled its latest Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card, which uses 4GB of HBM1 on a 1,024 bit wide memory interface, with 128GB/sec.

SK Hynix earlier revealed in a press release that the card is rated as having 512GB/s of memory bandwidth while using 85% less power than the previous GDDR5 memory subsystem.

The Radeon R9 Fury X is based on the 1st generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM1) featuring advanced 20nm-class DRAM process technology. The R9 Fury X officially launches on 24th June, and will cost around $649 US.

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“AMD has pioneered the adoption of HBM1 technology in graphics applications achieving unprecedented memory bandwidth while reducing memory subsystem power” said Joe Macri, AMD Corporate Vice President and Product CTO.

“Integrating AMD’s Graphics Processing Unit and HBM1 on a single 2.5D silicon interposer represents a major step forward in high performance graphics applications”.

In addition to the R9 Fury X, AMD also showed off two other Fiji GPU powered graphics cards, which include the Radeon R9 Fury air-cooled and the Radeon R9 Nano.

The R9 Fury hits the market on 14th July, while the R9 Nano is set to launch in Summer 2015.

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R9 Fury graphics card comes with 3584 stream process, 56 ROPs and has clock speeds of 1.0 GHz core.

It features 4 GB (500 MHz) HBM memory, with 512 Gb/s bandwidth along a 4096-bit wide bus interface. The card is priced at $549 US.

The Radeon R9 Nano is an extremely efficient graphics card based on a significant cut down version of the Fiji GPU but is only 15 centimeters long and is powered by a single fan. This card also costs around $549.