Monday, June 22nd 2015

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Pictured Some More

Somebody with access to a Radeon R9 Fury X review sample (looking at the box), has been plastering tech-forums the web over, with clear pictures of it. We picked up a few from our forums. The pictures reveal a card with solid build quality and industrial design. It is arguably the best looking reference-design AMD Radeon product. The card itself is extremely compact, and uses length savings for fittings and tubings of its closed-loop AIO liquid-cooling to pop out. The cooler has a chunkier 120 mm x 120 mm radiator, than the one the R9 295X2 comes with, but features a slimmer 15 mm-thick included fan, which looks a lot like a Scythe Gentle Typhoon.

When installed, the card looks extremely premium in your case. The vent-free cooler design, coupled with the solid back-plate, give it a "wholesome" look, despite its split liquid cooling solution. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. A dozen red and green SMT LEDs line the area, and give you a real-time readout of GPU load. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.2a, and one HDMI 1.4a. The lack of HDMI 2.0 may prove to be a bummer for people planning to plug this to a 4K TV, however, every 4K monitor ever sold, features a DP 1.2 input. We'll leave you to the pics.
A few more pics follow.

So, is this card ITX case worthy? Looking at these pics, we're not so sure. While the card itself is quite compact, the coolant tubing sticks out from its rear. These fiber-sleeved rubber tubes, even when bent to the max, add about 2 inches to the card's length. So the card is effectively as long as a reference GeForce GTX 680, if not less.

Reviews of the Radeon R9 Fury X go live this Wednesday-Thursday, and retail availability should follow in the next 3 weeks.
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29 Comments on AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Pictured Some More

#1
ensabrenoir
....gotta matx case on stand by........only a few more days and then all will be revealed.....
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#3
15th Warlock
ZeppMan217
Good lord, it's just so tiny!
That's what she said :nutkick:

Seriously, I'm liking the monolithic design, and apparent use of high quality materials throughout, the best design yet to come from AMD, gotta love how they have wholeheartedly embraced the concept of water cooling as an standard for their premium products, from their high end processors to their highest performance video cards.

Definitely a step in the right direction IMHO.
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#4
Steevo
So W1zz got his sample then?
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#6
HalfAHertz
Why does a water cooled GPU with no D-Sub/DVI outputs needs to be 2 slot?
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#7
ZoneDymo
HalfAHertz
Why does a water cooled GPU with no D-Sub/DVI outputs needs to be 2 slot?
I've been wondering this as well since the day I saw this.
Why not just make it single slot? what is underneath there that makes dual slot a necessity?
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#8
the54thvoid
HalfAHertz
Why does a water cooled GPU with no D-Sub/DVI outputs needs to be 2 slot?
The pump?
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#9
Vulpesveritas
ZoneDymo
I've been wondering this as well since the day I saw this.
Why not just make it single slot? what is underneath there that makes dual slot a necessity?
Wild guess #1: Maybe AMD supersized the height of the cooling block?

Wild guess #2: Maybe there's a hybrid passive heatsink under that dimple-holed plate?

Wild guess #3: Maybe AMD thought it would just look nicer?

Wild guess #4: Maybe they stuffed a good sized pump in there?

Wild guess #5: It's hiding Chuck Norris under that heat shroud?
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#10
RejZoR
Hm, I'm using microDP cable (normal DP on one end and microDP on the other end) for my HD7950. Is AMD giving normal DP cables with their cards or they don't add anything in the box seeing how they now use normal sized DP's on their cards? It's gonna suck buying a new graphic card and then have no means to connect it to my monitor because I have the wrong DP cable...
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#11
GreiverBlade
Vulpesveritas
Wild guess #1: Maybe AMD supersized the height of the cooling block?

Wild guess #2: Maybe there's a hybrid passive heatsink under that dimple-holed plate?

Wild guess #3: Maybe AMD thought it would just look nicer?

Wild guess #4: Maybe they stuffed a good sized pump in there?

Wild guess #5: It's hiding Chuck Norris under that heat shroud?
mostly wild guess #5 ... at last for me ... :D
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#13
HalfAHertz
the54thvoid
The pump?
I thought the pump is usually housed inside the fan assembly ?
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#14
Dammeron
HalfAHertz
I thought the pump is usually housed inside the fan assembly ?
So look at the radiator and tell us, where would You fit a pump there?

The pump's definetely on the card itself.
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#15
ZoneDymo
the54thvoid
The pump?
From the many prebuild watercoolers I have seen the pump is usually flat enough for a single slot card
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#17
NC37
Heres an idea...how bout we outright ban all Fury pictures until they come with benchmarks?
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#18
ZoneDymo
Xzibit



Well there ya go, that seems single slot to me, you can see the little opening made for the 2 8-pin power connectors and how high that is, seems single slot capable with stock cooler.
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#19
the54thvoid
Dunno. If there's no fan I don't know why they didn't go single, unless it's literally millimetres out, in which case, no point making it one and a half slots.
Can't wait to see it dissected on Wednesday.
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#20
GhostRyder
Xzibit



the54thvoid
Dunno. If there's no fan I don't know why they didn't go single, unless it's literally millimetres out, in which case, no point making it one and a half slots.
Can't wait to see it dissected on Wednesday.
You know what I am more curious about, I wonder if we will get (Or if there is already one on the market) a way to remove the pump block and just add a standard GPU universal cooling block so we could just add this to our custom loops. Looks possible, would be really nice and be a cool selling point for some who just want to put their own cooling system in place (Might even save the people some money depending).

Really curious if we will get that opportunity!
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#21
Disparia
Of course you can, who would stop you from taking it off and using custom?
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#22
GhostRyder
Jizzler
Of course you can, who would stop you from taking it off and using custom?
I know you can put your own block like any card (eventually), I mean while keeping the shroud design still in place so it still looks the same. It would be cooler just being able to replace that center section so you could keep the Radeon glowing metal shroud in place if you wanted plus it may cost less than buying a full cover block (Or it should).

It was just a thought/hope.
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#25
RejZoR
Interesting, look at the connected blades. It's using a similar technique as Noiseblocker Bionic fans. Just less refined and nice looking...
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