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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review

How We Tested Radeon R9 Fury X

Test System

We recently standardized our testing platform across Tom’s Hardware editors and offices, locking down consistent specifications for 2015. As such, all of today’s benchmarks are run on an Intel Core i7-5930K processor complemented by 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory. Stepping up to 500GB SSDs helps accommodate large benchmark suites, while our 850W power supply offers ample headroom to test even AMD’s Radeon R9 295X2.

Software And Drivers

As with our GeForce GTX 980 Ti, many benchmark results carry over from previous stories. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Titan X, 980, Titan, and 780 Ti are predominantly tested using driver build 347.84. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti is benchmarked with 352.90. Similarly, the results for all Nvidia cards in Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt employ 352.90.

DirectXDirectX 11
Graphics DriversGeForce GTX 980 Ti: Nvidia 352.90 Beta DriverAll GeForce Cards in Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt:Nvidia 352.90 Beta DriverGeForce GTX Titan X, 980, Titan, and 780 Ti in all other games: Nvidia 347.25 Beta DriverAll Radeon Cards in Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt: AMD Catalyst 15.4 BetaAll Radeon Cards in all other games: AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12

AMD’s cards are measured using the 14.12 Omega update posted in December of 2014. The numbers for Grand Theft Auto V come from the 15.4 Beta posted in April. We then re-tested The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Catalyst 15.5. The Radeon R9 Fury X is benchmarked exclusively under Catalyst 15.15 Beta. We had hoped to retest the other AMD cards using this driver as well, but it does not support the Radeon R9 290X or 295X2. Unfortunately, we still have no explanation as to why the dual-Hawaii board fares so poorly under The Witcher 3.

Benchmarks

Middle-earth: Shadow of MordorBuilt-in benchmark, 40-sec Fraps, Ultra preset
Battlefield 4Custom THG Benchmark, 100-sec Fraps, Ultra preset
Metro Last LightBuilt-in benchmark, 145-sec Fraps, Very High preset, 16x AF, Normal motion blur
ThiefVersion 1.7, Built-in benchmark, 70-sec Fraps, Very High preset
Tomb RaiderVersion 1.01.748.0, Custom THG Benchmark, 40-sec Fraps, Ultimate preset
Far Cry 4Version 1.9.0, Custom THG benchmark, 60-sec Fraps, Ultra preset
Grand Theft Auto VBuild 350, Online 1.26, In-game benchmark sequence #5, 110-sec Fraps, FXAA: On, MSAA: 2x, Texture Quality: Very High, Shader Quality: Very High, Shadow Quality: High, Reflection Quality: Very High, Water Quality: High, Particles Quality: Very High, Grass Quality: High, Soft Shadows: Softer, Post FX: Very High, Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntVersion 1.03, Custom THG Benchmark, 110-sec Fraps, Post-processing Preset: High, Graphics Preset: Ultra, HairWorks: Off
  • wh3resmycar
    reading the article with heavy breathing..
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  • endy0307
    very nice just what i wanted since i dont to nvidia for personal reasons, now i never buy into hype either i tend to wait it out fofr revisions but this one is going to be my 2 year card,.since i only game at 2k and d dalarererady havefrereesyync monitoto
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  • Quaddro
    well..
    some how i fell disappointment..
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  • wh3resmycar
    same here, disappointment... guru3d has calculated tdp around 300w for this card. not good at all.. 4096-bit and this is it? once nvidia goes HBM i don't know how AMD will be able to compete with it.
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  • Nuckles_56
    Question, was the 980ti a third party cooled model or just the stock nvidia one?
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  • FormatC
    GTX 980 Ti Vanilla
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  • Free2play_noobs
    What's the driver version You have used for this review ? Has AMD released any separate driver for Fury X?
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  • ern88
    Don't look like it. 15.6 is the latest beta. And thats a fix for the new Batman game!!!
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  • FormatC
    No. 15.15
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  • Free2play_noobs
    Well may be We have to wait for more mature driver.
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