Friday, May 29th 2015

AMD "Fiji XT" SKU Name Revealed, ATI Rage Legacy Reborn?

Since March, we've been hearing whispers that AMD could give the topmost tier SKU based on its swanky new HBM-equipped "Fiji" silicon a fancy name, just as NVIDIA names its top-dog the GTX TITAN. That name could be the AMD Radeon FURY. A similar name to the brand that launched the erstwhile ATI, with its Rage series, Radeon FURY will be AMD's (and probably the industry's) fastest GPU, and will compete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX TITAN X.

The card itself is quite diminutive, but that's because of two reasons - with memory being moved to the GPU package, a large amount of PCB real-estate is saved, and so the card can make do with a smaller PCB; and because the rear-end of the card is where the fittings for its AIO liquid-cooling solution are located. These tubes lead to a 120 x 120 mm radiator, with a single 120 mm PWM fan. Given that such a contraption could cool the dual-GPU R9 295X2, it should be effective with the Radeon FURY, just as well. The card will draw power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs will include three DP 1.2a and one HDMI 2.0. The brand naming indicates that AMD wants to change the terms on which its top-end product competes with NVIDIA's. Low noise and high-performance will be the focus, not power draw. Nobody buys an Aventador for its MPG.
Source: ChipHell
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101 Comments on AMD "Fiji XT" SKU Name Revealed, ATI Rage Legacy Reborn?

#1
Nordic
It makes sense why they would choose that, but it sounds silly to me. Anger, or fury, is not a positive emotion.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Do not make a hasty graphics purchase decision in June. First NV though 980Ti will do. Today it allowed custom Titan-X. NVIDIA is spooked.

Who wouldn't be drawn to sexy fallen angels?

james888, post: 3288999, member: 96457"
Anger, or fury, is not a positive emotion.
Worked fine with ATI Rage.
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#3
Disparia
It's what you do with your anger/fury that determines if its positive or negative :D


btarunr, post: 3289000, member: 43587"
Do not make a hasty graphics purchase decision in June.

Worked fine with ATI Rage.
If someone was looking to purchase high-end, right? There's a lot of talk of the high-end Fiji but I haven't seen anything mentioned of lower mid/low-end HBM cards.
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btarunr
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Jizzler, post: 3289007, member: 41756"
If someone was looking to purchase high-end, right? There's a lot of talk of the high-end Fiji but I haven't seen anything mentioned of lower mid/low-end HBM cards.
390X is Fiji Pro. Same core-config, but lower clocks and air-cooling. There could be a chip with 2048 SPs and 2048-bit HBM later.
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#5
xkm1948
If AMD is going to sell these for less than 600 dollars I am definitely gonna buy one. I can dream~
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#6
WhyCry
btarunr, post: 3289009, member: 43587"
390X is Fiji Pro. Same core-config, but lower clocks and air-cooling. There could be a chip with 2048 SPs and 2048-bit HBM later.
Sounds interesting, is this confirmed? Also what would happen to both Hawaiis?
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#7
xkm1948
btarunr, post: 3289009, member: 43587"
390X is Fiji Pro. Same core-config, but lower clocks and air-cooling. There could be a chip with 2048 SPs and 2048-bit HBM later.
OMG ARE YOU CERTAIN?????

This changes everything. Hmm, so not Hawaii rebrand. Then I am totally getting this! I have no interest in 1st gen HBM any way.
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#8
GhostRyder
Well the name sounds reminiscent of the past in more ways than one. Maybe it is part of Greek mythology as well as being a reborn name from the ATI days.

btarunr, post: 3289009, member: 43587"
390X is Fiji Pro. Same core-config, but lower clocks and air-cooling. There could be a chip with 2048 SPs and 2048-bit HBM later.
Is that confirmed at this point then (Because the rumor mill is full of so many possibilities)? I guess that will be interesting then that makes this area on how they are positioning their cards quite odd this go round.
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#9
the54thvoid
xkm1948, post: 3289011, member: 50521"
If AMD is going to sell these for less than 600 dollars I am definitely gonna buy one. I can dream~
Not likely. High end, Titan X challenging, water cooled monster (tiny monster). It's top end, top cost.
I'll happily part with cash for it if the reviews are good. If it beats Titan X, its going to cost close to it, if not more.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
WhyCry, post: 3289012, member: 108724"
Sounds interesting, is this confirmed? Also what would happen to both Hawaiis?
I can't confirm, you'll have to trust my magic ass.

At least one of the three Hawaii SKUs could be rebranded. It won't surprise me if AMD made a Hawaii-based SKU with narrower memory bus (to save costs). Take Hawaii die, place it on a smaller package with fewer pins (a la Tahiti LE), fewer memory chips, ????, profit.
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#11
GhostRyder
the54thvoid, post: 3289019, member: 79251"
Not likely. High end, Titan X challenging, water cooled monster (tiny monster). It's top end, top cost.
I'll happily part with cash for it if the reviews are good. If it beats Titan X, its going to cost close to it, if not more.
Yea, its unfortunate but if the performance is there as long as its not to ridiculous it will be justified. I do hope for below 1K though personally (though to be honest I probably won't buy any cards this round except maybe used).
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#13
xkm1948
It feels like lots of post got deleted in this thread, is it just me or anyone else saw erocker's post quoting some cucumber?
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#14
the54thvoid
xkm1948, post: 3289051, member: 50521"
It feels like lots of post got deleted in this thread, is it just me or anyone else saw erocker's post quoting some cucumber?
Maybe referring to Derek Smalls' trouser padding?
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#15
wiak
AMD is furious when giant nvidia beats up their radeon bull


=D
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#16
$ReaPeR$
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS lets see the benchmarks!!!!!!!
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#17
Xzibit
btarunr, post: 3289020, member: 43587"
I can't confirm, you'll have to trust my magic ass.


Ferrum Master, post: 3289023, member: 90058"
Rage Fury MAXX, here it comes lol
Having bought one back then, I might just buy one if it comes out even if I don't need it.
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#18
Lionheart
Fury aye? I can dig it... Would love AMD/ATi to bring back Ruby advertisements/graphical benchmarks :rolleyes:

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#19
Fluffmeister
xkm1948, post: 3289051, member: 50521"
It feels like lots of post got deleted in this thread, is it just me or anyone else saw erocker's post quoting some cucumber?
Didn't see them... sorry!


I did really :P
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#20
TRWOV
I take that the dual Fiji card will be called FURY MAXX then? :pimp:

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#21
bubbleawsome
btarunr, post: 3289020, member: 43587"
I can't confirm, you'll have to trust my magic ass.

At least one of the three Hawaii SKUs could be rebranded. It won't surprise me if AMD made a Hawaii-based SKU with narrower memory bus (to save costs). Take Hawaii die, place it on a smaller package with fewer pins (a la Tahiti LE), fewer memory chips, ????, profit.
I'll trust you. Do your magic abilities have any thoughts on a non HBM version of the Fury? Rumor mill was pumping out stuff of a 8GB non-HBM.
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#22
HumanSmoke
GhostRyder, post: 3289015, member: 149328"
Well the name sounds reminiscent of the past in more ways than one. Maybe it is part of Greek mythology as well as being a reborn name from the ATI days.
As in Erinyes ( Furies of Greek mythology) ?
Bear in mind Furies came into creation from the blood spilled when Uranus was castrated.
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#23
NC37
Ewww, all I remember of Rage 128s were, I bought 3Dfx to avoid their crappy performance.

Hey here ya go nVidia, launch a 3Dfx naming scheme for the next series. I'll buy it!
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#24
Fx
I believe its time to retire the 7970 regardless of cost. This is the goods that I have been waiting for.
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#25
Casecutter
Hope they can get more stimulating than a FURY XT or Fury Pro...

I find it strange they just started the new naming convention as R9 2XX and that's already out the window... Perhaps when you don’t hold to ridge matrix it makes it difficult for information to correlated by anyone outside organization. Other than small groups working up the marketing strategies of the segments it isn’t apparent. But I always say what’s in name, in two weeks we’ll just go with it.

I’d say FURY as they use the “R9” designation, then use a classical name for each edition (that's not ever repeated) ie: FURY "Black Pearl", FURY "Ruby", FURY "Capt. Jack"... Have a contest to get names for each FURY generation, IDK just spit-ball'n here.
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