The VR is an economic boost not just to game makers but as well as other tech companies such as AMD. While Sony and Microsoft prepared well for the E3 event. AMD on the other hand launch its latest generation of graphics card. The new product line is the Radeon F9 series. There’s more the company also launches the R9 300 and R7 300 series.
AMD RADEON R9 FURY
The new product lines launched by AMD brings out the best of the company. The Radeon Fury series is a synonym of innovation. There are plenty of innovative features equipped to the product.
The new flagship graphics card product of AMD is the Radeon R9 Fury X which features the Fiji GPU. It will be the first ever graphic card that will feature a High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). As claimed by AMD it will provide three times the performance per watt of GDDR5 and more than that user can also get a 4096-bit memory interface.
The series also boast a unique form factor. Since the High Bandwidth Memory needs lesser PCB surface compared to the GDDR5 memory the measurement of the former is just 7.5 inches long.
The cooling system is packed separately, because the memory possibly dies when stacked on top of each other. Another thing is that this also allows and help reduce power consumption. The power reduction in the surface area of the PCB leads to a unique form factors.
Furthermore, AMD announced Radeon R9 Nano a 6-inch graphics card which offers 2x performance per watt of the Radeon R9 290X. With regard to the Fiji GPU, it is geared with a 4096 stream processors and has 8.9 billion transistors. The core clock has 1050MHz speed.
The flagship graphics card will come in two different variants one is the air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury priced at $549 while the other one is the water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X which is priced at $649
THE AIR-COOLED RADEON R9 FURY
This one particular model if specially for game enthusiasts. At 4K this is a great deal. What is more is that this is also compatible with the VR headsets that is supposedly the next big thing.
Additional feature is the GPU tachometer which allows you to see the amount of load on your graphics card.
Monitors lower than 4K. AMD comes with Virtual Super Resolution. This means that the GPU render the screen at 4K resolution and then downsample it to your panel’s resolution. The company made sure that the flagship graphics card can work well with other platform as it supports Microsoft DirectX 12. This way consumers can look no further.
AMD RADEON R9 300 SERIES
In this category there will be three cards available which includes, Radeon R9 380 at $199, Radeon R9 390 at $329 and the Radeon R9 380X at $429.
AMD RADEON R7 300 SERIES
There are two cards in this category: Radeon R7 360 at $99 and the Radeon R7 370 at $149.