AMD R9 Fury X Review

Test Setup, Temps and Power Draw

AMD R9 Fury X Review

Test Setup

AMD R9 Fury X
AMD Catalyst 15.15.1004
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64


The AIO cooling solution performs brilliantly here. This is, as always, the absolute highest result we achieved during testing. Most games though had the card around the 50°C mark which is where you'd probably find it in general use.

AMD R9 Fury X Review

Power Draw

Yes, the Fury X can use an extraordinary amount of power if left untethered. It doesn't have to though, as Frame Rate Target Control allows you to set a maximum frame rate in the Catalyst Control Centre and the card will be powered down sufficiently to hit that target. Rather than those "easy on the GPU" moments where hundreds of frames can be rendered needlessly, the Fury X just wont bother. This, particularly in titles like Alien Isolation where the FPS is in the hundreds, have a massive impact on the power draw, dropping it by well over 100W, and in some cases more than that. Of course we're after the highest numbers possible in benchmarking terms, so we've got FRTC disabled, but in real world usage the power draw will be much lower.

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Most Recent Comments

24-06-2015, 08:04:48

I don't think they made it so small to show off, they made it small because that's all the size it needed to be because they didn't need to spread it out to fit the memory on it like they used to, from an engineering perspective and from a customers perspective there is no reason to make something bigger if it doesn't need to be.. it would just be a waste of material and a waste of money.Quote

24-06-2015, 08:06:02

£509 on overclockers . but there is a £140 premium on the ones that are in stock

edit all sold out within 30min
and the 980ti is £509 this weeks only offerQuote

24-06-2015, 08:10:37

Kyiagi has em in stock Quote

24-06-2015, 08:14:04

Well im not as blown away as what i expected.

But its a good card! The fact it can out perform the 295X2 says alot, im hoping with drivers and Windows 10 this becomes a beast.

The card was all sold out in 6 minutes, i sadly never got my order in quick enough, but after reading the review, im happy to wait for a few weeks!Quote

24-06-2015, 08:19:32

Seems like the Pro might be the one to wait for. This card is good but it seems to be selling very quickly.

I also don't like the size still. Hopefully its bigger with the pro.Quote

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