• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ASUS Radeon R9 Fury STRIX 4 GB

Joined
Oct 2, 2004
Messages
13,791 (2.49/day)
The only difference from reference is the cooler, the clocks are the same.
And why do you think people buy Strix series!? The ONLY reason we decide for these is because the cooler is so amazing. Don't you think that would kinda make it a very important factor? If it was anything else, there are cards that are more overclocked than Strix... but have crappier coolers and don't really perform as cool or quiet as Strix cards.
 
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
2,289 (0.58/day)
System Name Cyberline
Processor Intel Core i7 2600k
Motherboard Asus P8P67 LE Rev 3.0
Cooling Tuniq Tower 120
Memory Corsair (4x2) 8gb 1600mhz
Video Card(s) AMD RX480
Storage Samsung 750 Evo 250gb SSD + WD 1tb x 2 + WD 2tb
Display(s) Philips 32inch LPF5605H (television)
Case antec 600
Audio Device(s) Focusrite 2i4 (USB)
Power Supply Seasonic 620watt 80+ Platinum
Mouse Elecom EX-G
Keyboard Rapoo V700
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
And why do you think people buy Strix series!? The ONLY reason we decide for these is because the cooler is so amazing. Don't you think that would kinda make it a very important factor? If it was anything else, there are cards that are more overclocked than Strix... but have crappier coolers and don't really perform as cool or quiet as Strix cards.
I think his point is that the performance we see is equal to stock, the only stuff that is different is temperature, noise and perhaps overclockability, but for where it counts most (fps performance), this is apples vs apples.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2004
Messages
13,791 (2.49/day)
Which is pretty much useless info if you're deciding between a Strix GTX 980 and Strix R9 Fury... Then you have to read both reviews and cross reference the data and hope you get it right... Ideal would be comparison with reference and with competitor Strix model. But you know, I'm bitching again about making reviews more useful to readers/customers...
 

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
15,976 (3.17/day)
Location
Piteå
System Name Black MC in Tokyo
Processor Ryzen 5 2600x
Motherboard Asrock B450M-HDV
Cooling AMD Wraith Spire I think
Memory 2 x 8GB G-skill Aegis 3000 or somesuch
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Kingston A400 240GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case Some old Antec
Audio Device(s) Line6 UX1 + slightly modded Sony DR-ZX302
Power Supply Fractal Design Effekt 400W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Cherry MX-Board 3.0
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
They would have a monster on their hands if they had undercut the 980, or at least have it in the same ballpark.
 

idx

Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
98 (0.03/day)
just a moment, Strix is not stock Fury card, why do you compare it to stock geforce 980, Mr. Wizzard
As far as I know there are no AMD Fury reference design out there. Also I really wonder if anyone ever said the same about the reviews of all the nvidia cards, some of them were like 200MHz higher than stock and still were compared to a list of stock AMD cards ?

Edit: Thanks for the review W1zzard ! I really was waiting for it.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 10, 2015
Messages
179 (0.11/day)
Location
Sokovia
System Name Alienation from family
Processor i7 7700k
Motherboard Hero VIII
Cooling Macho revB
Memory 16gb Hyperx
Video Card(s) Asus 1080ti Strix OC
Storage 960evo 500gb
Display(s) AOC 4k
Case Define R2 XL
Power Supply Be f*ing Quiet 600W M Gold
Mouse NoName
Keyboard NoNameless HP
Software You have nothing on me
Benchmark Scores Personal record 100m sprint: 60m
ok, i will rephrase it: would you be so kind to add refreshed geforce 980 strix results in comparison?
 
  • Like
Reactions: idx
Joined
Sep 2, 2011
Messages
1,017 (0.34/day)
Location
Porto
System Name No name / Purple Haze
Processor Phenom II 1100T @ 3.8Ghz / Pentium 4 3.4 EE Gallatin @ 3.825Ghz
Motherboard MSI 970 Gaming/ Abit IC7-MAX3
Cooling CM Hyper 212X / Scythe Andy Samurai Master (CPU) - Modded Ati Silencer 5 rev. 2 (GPU)
Memory 8GB GEIL GB38GB2133C10ADC + 8GB G.Skill F3-14900CL9-4GBXL / 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000
Video Card(s) Asus R9 Fury X Strix (4096 SP's/1050 Mhz)/ PowerColor X850XT PE @ (600/1230) AGP + (HD3850 AGP)
Storage Samsung 250 GB / WD Caviar 160GB
Display(s) Benq XL2411T
Audio Device(s) motherboard / Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro + Front panel
Power Supply Tagan BZ 900W / Corsair HX620w
Mouse Zowie AM
Keyboard Qpad MK-50
Software Windows 7 Pro 64Bit / Windows XP
Benchmark Scores 64CU Fury: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11269229 / X850XT PE http://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/5532432
I wish there were custom air cooled Fury x cards!
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
19,864 (3.49/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
What's that horrible thing in page 5 photo #2, could that be thermal paste? it looks like scratched metal.

Seems to be some kind of thermal pad, I haven't encountered it before. Removing it now and replacing with thermal paste when re-assembling the card.

LOL that Far Cry 4 anomaly :laugh:
Looking into that right after I've reassembled the card.

I am new on this site and now I see that he always compare 1 card to all other in stock/reference form, but when you write it is faster than Geforce 980 I think you should add "reference" or "stock"
I've added the word "reference" near the first mention of GTX 980.

Reviewing a card has always been like this on TPU. The card being reviewed is the star of the show, whatever manufacturer/brand/aftermarket card that might be, against ALL other STOCK REFERENCE cards out there.
That is correct. I'm not sure how I should handle non-ref cards, even if I wanted to. Nearly everyone sends me his cards, so do I include them all? Or just certain manufacturers? Which ones?

can we stop calling no VGA signal on DVI a con? Do you really think anyone is buying a Fury to use a VGA display on it?
After reading my review they won't :) It's just mentioned there to make people aware, it doesn't affect score or conclusion in any way.
 

idx

Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
98 (0.03/day)
ok, i will rephrase it: would you be so kind to add refreshed geforce 980 strix results in comparison?
the STRIX GTX 980 is OC version, the STRIX Fury is running at stock clocks. Still +50Mhz OC 980 wont change much tbh.
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2008
Messages
4,404 (1.04/day)
Location
Multidimensional
System Name Jill-Sandwich
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 Core 16 thread @ Stock / PBO On
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi
Cooling Bequiet Shadow Rock LP 120mm / 2x 120mm Slim Silverstone fans
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 5700 XT 8GB Nitro+ @ 2Ghz
Storage 512GB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 NVMe / 2TB Samsung 2.5in HDD
Display(s) Hisense 1080p Smart LED HDTV 40inch
Case Silverstone Raven RVZ03 RGB Case
Audio Device(s) Realtek HD Audio / HDMI Audio Via GPU
Power Supply Corsair SFX 600W Gold Rated PSU
Mouse CoolerMaster Masterkeys Lite L RGB Mem-Chanical Combo
Keyboard CoolerMaster Masterkeys Lite L RGB Mem-Chanical Combo
Software Windows 10 Home 64bit
Benchmark Scores Don't do em anymore. :(
20% higher price for 0-13% higher performance. Yeah, the price is a little high.

I think $50 more than a 980 would be reasonable, but not $100.
Okay I think I need to do my own research on pricing next time instead of relying on several youtube reviewers which they stated that the GTX 980 was going for around $500 USD. Didn't know you could get one for around $450, thanks for the input. :toast:
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2004
Messages
13,791 (2.49/day)
W1zzard, there are metallic thermal pads made by Collaboratory (same guys who made LiquidPro). Was this on GPU similar thing or it just looked like metal but was the usual gummy pad with metal particles or something?
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
19,864 (3.49/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
W1zzard, there are metallic thermal pads made by Collaboratory (same guys who made LiquidPro). Was this on GPU similar thing or it just looked like metal but was the usual gummy pad with metal particles or something?
See the pic I posted like 5 posts above. I didn't notice any metal, it's just a gummy pad with some carbon particles in it I think, it leaves difficult-to-remove black stains.
 
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Messages
461 (0.19/day)
Drivers: AMD: Catalyst 15.5 Beta

This kinda invalidates the whole review.

Please, retest all AMD GPUs using Catalyst 15.7 (which contains a whole lot of optimizations and fixes).
 
  • Like
Reactions: nem

newtekie1

Semi-Retired Folder
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
26,626 (5.19/day)
Location
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 9900K@5.0GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti
Storage 500GB SX8200 Pro + 8TB with 1TB SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply eVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G3
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Drivers: AMD: Catalyst 15.5 Beta

This kinda invalidates the whole review.

Please, retest all AMD GPUs using Catalyst 15.7 (which contains a whole lot of optimizations and fixes).

Can you not be bothered to read two lines down?

The Review said:
AMD Fury X, Fury, R9 390X, R9 290X, R9 290, R9 285: 15.7 WHQL
All the important cards were tested with 15.7.
 
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Messages
461 (0.19/day)
One other thing I disliked:

a card that is nearly as fast without eating up the room a radiator would take or suffering from the watercooling pump's noise.
AMD claims that the pump noise has been totally eliminated in a new batch of these cards.
 
  • Like
Reactions: nem

idx

Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
98 (0.03/day)
finished, temps are the same, as with the pad, maybe 1°C higher
W1zzard, May you try to lower the fan speed under load or keep it fixed at a low speed (something that keeps the noise around 30-35 dbA) , I am kinda curious how quite this card can be if I wanted to keep the temperature around 75C, Please ?

Thanks in advance !
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2004
Messages
13,791 (2.49/day)
See the pic I posted like 5 posts above. I didn't notice any metal, it's just a gummy pad with some carbon particles in it I think, it leaves difficult-to-remove black stains.
I know, but I've seen a metallic looking one somewhere around here on TPU...
 

newtekie1

Semi-Retired Folder
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
26,626 (5.19/day)
Location
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 9900K@5.0GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti
Storage 500GB SX8200 Pro + 8TB with 1TB SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply eVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G3
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD claims that the pump noise has been totally eliminated in a new batch of these cards.
AMD has made a lot of claims lately, and most of them have turned out to be false, so really until we actually see this new batch hit the reviewers I'm not going to take their word for it.
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
1,241 (0.39/day)
This isn't a bad card at all. Somebody who prefers AMD and want an air cooled card can buy something "new" finally. It's not a game changer, but I'm sure AMD will drop the price later and it runs games quite well.
 
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Messages
130 (0.08/day)
Processor Intel I7 6700
Motherboard Msi Z170i Pro Gaming AC
Cooling Be Quiet Shadow Rock LP
Memory Corsair LPX 16GB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 980ti Extreme Gaming W3
Storage Samsung Evo 850 500GB + 250GB
Display(s) 3x Dell Ultrasharp U2515H
Case Ncase M1
Power Supply Sharkoon Silentstorm SFX
Mouse Logitech MX Master, Steelseries Rival 300
Keyboard Corsair K65RGB
Software Win 10
That is correct. I'm not sure how I should handle non-ref cards, even if I wanted to. Nearly everyone sends me his cards, so do I include them all? Or just certain manufacturers? Which ones?
Maybe include relevant cards?
I.e. Testing aftermarket 980 ti, include aftermarket ti's

On another note.

Have you considered to benchmark 3440x1440? Istead of 1600x900 maybe
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
19,864 (3.49/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
Have you considered to benchmark 3440x1440? Istead of 1600x900 maybe
We need 16x9 for comparison with lower end cards. 3440x1440 doesn't seem to be that popular yet, I'll look at it again later this year. Adding a separate monitor just for one new resolution that almost nobody uses, I'm not sure if that's worth it.
 
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Messages
130 (0.08/day)
Processor Intel I7 6700
Motherboard Msi Z170i Pro Gaming AC
Cooling Be Quiet Shadow Rock LP
Memory Corsair LPX 16GB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 980ti Extreme Gaming W3
Storage Samsung Evo 850 500GB + 250GB
Display(s) 3x Dell Ultrasharp U2515H
Case Ncase M1
Power Supply Sharkoon Silentstorm SFX
Mouse Logitech MX Master, Steelseries Rival 300
Keyboard Corsair K65RGB
Software Win 10
We need 16x9 for comparison with lower end cards. 3440x1440 doesn't seem to be that popular yet, I'll look at it again later this year. Adding a separate monitor just for one new resolution that almost nobody uses, I'm not sure if that's worth it.
Yeah, that makes sense!

Thanks for reply
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
7,407 (2.03/day)
Location
Glasgow - home of formal profanity
System Name Newer Ho'Ryzen
Processor Ryzen 3700X
Motherboard Asus Crosshair VI Hero
Cooling TR Le Grand Macho
Memory 16Gb G.Skill 3200 RGB
Video Card(s) RTX 2080ti MSI Duke @2Ghz ish
Storage Samsumg 960 Pro m2. 512Gb
Display(s) LG 32" 165Hz 1440p GSYNC
Case Lian Li PC-V33WX
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TItanium 850
Software W10
Benchmark Scores Look, it's a Ryzen on air........ What's the point?
Drivers: AMD: Catalyst 15.5 Beta

This kinda invalidates the whole review.

Please, retest all AMD GPUs using Catalyst 15.7 (which contains a whole lot of optimizations and fixes).
You could always post a welcome and honest apology to @W1zzard for being hideously quick to judge and criticising him. He's probably one of the most flexible and thorough reviewers out there.
 
Top