Earlier this year, Sapphire released its version of AMD’s R9 Fury called the Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury. Apparently, Sapphire isn’t going to stop making newer versions of the R9 Fury. Recently, Sapphire announced its second take on the R9 Fury called the R9 Fury Nitro.
According to Sapphire, the R9 Fury Nitro will be made available with a customised PCB design. The PCB board will be slightly wider and longer compared to the Tri-X R9 Fury. To be more specific, the R9 Fury will have a measurement of 307 x 125 x 45 mm while the Tri-X R9 Fury has a measurement of 300 x 110 x 40 mm. Besides that, the graphics card will be clocked at 1050MHz out of the box.
Similar to the Tri-X R9 Fury, the Nitro R9 Fury is still powered by a couple of 8-pin connectors which is odd since a replacement of the PCB board is usually due to the increase in power circuitry phases and addition of capacitors. Interestingly, the Nitro R9 Fury will come with an additional DVI-D port which will enable the graphics card to be used with older monitors.
Design-wise, the Nitro R9 Fury will have a different GPU casing and vent design compared to the Tri-X. Sapphire mentioned that its newest graphics card will be available for sale sometime in January 2016. If the price is right, the Nitro R9 Fury could potentially be positively welcomed by AMD fans and gamers in general.