On June this year, Lisa Su, CEO and President of AMD unveiled a bare PCB containing two Fiji XT GPUs which was codenamed, Gemini. She said the graphics card will be AMD’s most powerful graphics card and if that statement wasn’t convincing enough, think of it this way, AMD’s current most powerful Fiji XT-based graphics card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, has one Fiji XT GPU.
According to WCCFtech, AMD will be having a special event this December where apparently, the dual Fiji XT graphics card will be released. This information was further verified when Johan Andersson, technical director of the Frostbyte Engine by Electronic Arts said on Twitter that he had already received a pre-release sample of the graphics card. Sadly,the graphics card literally leaked when it arrived.
Dat feeling when your just arrived closed liquid cooling pre-release GPU turns out to not be so closed after all pic.twitter.com/umpVUtdVwc
— Johan Andersson 🦀 (@repi) November 26, 2015
There is, however, already unofficial information on the specifications of the Gemini graphics card. When reviewing it, the specification of the Gemini card seems to even outperform AMD’s most powerful graphics card, the R9 295×2. Further information on the predicted specifications of the Gemini card can be found on WCCFtech’s website.
What’s interesting however, is that the unofficial specification of Gemini shows that it has a ridiculous 1 Terabyte/s of memory bandwidth which is unheard of. To put into perspective how significant 1 TB/s of memory bandwith is, Nvidia’s most powerful graphics card, the Geforce GTX Titan X has 336.5 GB/s of memory bandwith. However, that comparison might be slightly unfair since it compares a dual GPU to a single GPU graphics card.
What we can be sure of is that AMD is releasing the Gemini to give Nvidia a run for their money. Which is ambitious of AMD, considering Nvidia and its graphics card are currently wrecking every AMD card left and right this year. But come the Gemini, DirectX 12, and stable versions of Radeon Software Crimson Edition, maybe AMD will have its place as king once again.
Check out our eyes on with the dual Fiji graphics card here.