It was only few weeks ago at E3 2015 that AMD has finally taken the drape off its latest pride and joy, a brand new GPU chip codenamed Fiji which is the foundation of several graphics card including the Radeon R9 Fury X. As opposed to the company’s Radeon R9 and R7 300 Series graphics cards which is already widely available in our market, it is quite hard to source an R9 Fury X in Malaysia at the moment but that didn’t stop AMD from having an official Malaysian launch event for it earlier this week anyway.
As some of you might know, the R9 Fury X only comes in reference design (at this moment) regardless of the brand that customers choose to purchase. The only way to distinguish between one brand to another is the packaging that the card comes in and the label on the card’s thermal fan. For the Malaysian launch event, AMD choose to showcase the PowerColor version of R9 Fury X.
With a length that measures at 194 mm or around 7.6 inches, the R9 Fury X is certainly much more compact than a typical high-end graphics card and AMD attributed this to the stacked High Bandwidth Memory that it used on the card’s Fiji GPU chip. That being said, users do need some extra space in their case because the R9 Fury X is hooked to a set of 120mm 3,000 rpm fan and radiator via a 400 mm tube which is part of the card’s closed loop, maintenance-free liquid cooling solution.
The card also features an aluminium chassis with black nickel gloss finish together with soft-touch plates on its sides. Another standard feature that the R9 Fury X has is a set of eight LED that are located near the card’s two 8-pin power connectors and referred to as the GPU Tach since their job are to indicate the level of load that the card’s GPU is handling in real-time.
Not only that, there is also the red Radeon logo not far from the GPU Tach that would light up when the card is in operation and dual-BIOS switch that enables users to recover factory settings from the backup BIOS in case anything happened to the primary BIOS. Not to forget, R9 Fury X comes with three DisplayPort and one HDMI as its output ports and allows the card to support up to six monitors at the same time.
In terms of specifications, the PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X is identical to AMD’s reference card:
At this moment, PowerColor is not able to provide the release date and pricing for its Radeon R9 Fury X in Malaysia though. Judging from what we’ve seen previously, we doubt that it will cost less than RM 2,800 but nevertheless, the distributor for PowerColor products in Malaysia – Achieva Technology – has assured us that the card will be released in our market real soon.