AMD Is Secretly Preparing To Release R9 Fury X2 In December
We know for a fact that a dual Fiji Chip exits–we saw a sample all the way back in June at AMDs “New Era of PC Gaming” presentation. At the time Lisu Su famously presented the dual chip PCB to the world stating that dual Fiji will exist–fast forward 5 months and it looks to be that AMD is preparing a dual Fiji graphics card, which is assumed will take on the moniker of Radeon R9 Fury X2
VideoCardz was the first to break the story that AMD will be preparing a special event in December to launch the Fury X2. We’re pretty sure the main reason for such a long gap between releasing Fiji and releasing a dual card version was power consumption, and AMD are tackling that by paring together two lower clocked Fiji XT GPUs–like sticking two R9 Fury Nanos together. The card would have 8GB of HBM memory and 128 GCN compute units/8192 stream processors, although it’s unknown whether the card will be able to use all of the memory on hand, or only half as in modern dual GPU solutions. DX 12 can change this of course.
More weight can be put behind the impending release of the R9 Fury X2 by serial AMD GPU teaser Johan Andersson, who has previously teased both the R9 295X2 and R9 290X before.
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
So, will AMD be able to retake the performance crown from NVIDIA, and will it hasten a release from them if they have a dual GPU solution hiding under the rug. Being a December event it’s more likely a paper launch, so if it does indeed happen, we’ll probably only see them in stores come January.