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Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury Pictured, Specs Confirmed

Oct 2, 2004
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That's actually a great benefit for a short R9 Fury. The fact that 3rd fan blows air directly through the heatsink creates a huge cooling potential since it's not blowing heat into the PCB, making entire PCB hot. Part of it will still do that, but at least 3rd fan will cool only heatsink and nothing else. And that will greatly help distribute heat. I expected this to happen since vendors have already extended the heatsinks over the PCB, but never this far. And I think this will work really well.
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the cooler....hmmm...

Sorry, I couldn't resist... :laugh:
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Yeah, and base clock 'up to' 1000 or 1040Mhz. Could signify known thermal throttling or playing it safe after Hawaii?
more like playing it foul.. fury (x) was supposed to be an overclocekr's wet dream according to amd's presentation..
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Going to be a bit of a squeeze on my case. Card is about ~12inches long
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I find cooler overhangs funny, my 670 is the same, the whole blower fan hangs off the end of the card. Just goes to show how small electronic parts are becoming.

I do wonder if the 3 slot (2.2 wide) hs/f is REQUIRED, I wasn't a fan of 2 slot coolers but at least you can properly do sli/cf with them.

I sincerely hope a 3 slot is not required because of the temps. We'll know soon. I guess we'll know how good the water cooler on the Fury X is.
Tri slot isn't REQUIRED, per say. the gigabyte, xfx, ece were all standard two slot. Sapphire hit a bit of a home run with the tri-x cooler on the 290x, making it one of the best performers.

The 390x cooler is very similar, and the fury cooler looks almost identical. Why change what isn't broke? going dual fury would probably benefit more from watercooling, and a full atx mobo usually has three spaces between the two primary pcie 3.0 slots, unless its a triple/quad gpu mobo.
Oh lord, I was afraid of this. These chips do run super hot to have an extended cooled on the cards..

I'll personally be staying away from these fury cards unless water cooled. Everyone knows I love my crossfire systems but not this time.
It's not super extended, the card is about the same size as the 390x and 290x. It just looks bigger because the fury PCB is so small. There is also no proof these run super hot, probably around the 980ti level, given the power consumption of the fury x, and given that fury has 1/8th fewer shaders, power consumption will probably be around the level of a 290.
Jul 22, 2009
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You should look at the pictures. The dimensions of the card are listed. "306(L)*114(W)*49(H) mm"
You are right, did not notice them, probably the font was too big and too bold. Less than 310mm makes it compatible with lots of decent cases, best it would be to have one with fans in the side panel to help with cooling that over 250W of power used.
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So, the third fan doesn't actually do anything?
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So, the third fan doesn't actually do anything?


Are we suddenly under the impression that a fan needs to blow through the radiator directly into the card ? Fans are there to cool the HS fins, not any components directly.
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Sapphire just took the best cooler they have and throw it on the card. If they where creating a different cooler for R9 Fury , I wouldn't be surprised to see posts saying that "I am waiting for the Tri-X version".

At least they didn't do something like this

Wow you reek of fanboy :rolleyes:

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Why would you have to add a water block? The heat sink and fan setup on that card looks more than adequate.
I would need to add the water block and cooling kit to reduce the heat of the GPU whilst under load as opposed to the heat-sink and fan setup, also, reduce the required dual slot space taken by the card and clear up that general area of the board.
Personally, I always seem to find a use for my remaining PCI-E slots. Ever since my 8800GTX back in the day, I have always water-cooled my GPU's and never looked back. Obviously before water-cooling I run a series of benchmarks to compare the heat-sink and fan setup with the water-cooled setup and my findings are always substantial enough to warrant the water-cooled option.
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Long cards are long.
Dec 10, 2011
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Couple days back, as I can't browse internet much mon-fri. Still I have to say this. I hope they include 5.2.5" mounting bracket for this monstrosity. :D

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Couple days back, as I can't browse internet much mon-fri. Still I have to say this. I hope they include 5.2.5" mounting bracket for this monstrosity. :D
Errrr.... wrong place maybe? :confused:
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Mods, can this be locked now?


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It's a news article so no :)
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Lol, fair enough :D