AMD's R9 Fury and R9 Fury X may not be the absolute fastest graphics cards on the planet, but they're still very fast–and very new. If you want to support the red team by dropping your cold, hard cash (or plastic) on its new hotness, though, you may have a tough time. A quick survey of Newegg, Amazon, Tiger Direct, and NCIX in the US reveals that no R9 Fury or R9 Fury X cards from any of AMD's partners are in stock.
Right now, prices for R9 Fury X cards hover slightly above AMD's $649.99 suggested price, often in the $669-$679 range. Of all the retailers we checked, only Newegg has a listing at AMD's suggested price, in the form of Sapphire's R9 Fury X. It's not in stock, but since all of the Fury X models are clocked at the same speeds and use the same coolers and fans, this card may one day be the way to go.
As for the R9 Fury, it only came out this past Tuesday, July 14. Even finding listings for these cards is difficult, as Tiger Direct and Amazon don't list a single one. As for the other vendors we checked, nobody has any Furies in stock. Newegg has the Asus Strix R9 Fury (which Scott reviewed) listed for $569.99, and Sapphire's R9 Fury Tri-X up for $559.99. For some reason, NCIX US has the same Sapphire card posted for an eye-popping $849.99.
In Canada, things are a little better. You can actually buy Sapphire's R9 Fury X from NCIX for $869.99. Newegg.ca has some listings in the $829.99 range, but none of those cards are in stock.
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