The TR Podcast 178: Going deep with the Radeon Fury X


Plus Radeon 300-series chat, the PC Gaming Show, and more
— 1:10 PM on June 23, 2015

Duration: 1:39:54

Hosted by: Scott Wasson and Jeff Kampman

Download:
MP3

Subscribe:
RSS (MP3) | iTunes (MP3)

Show notes
Scott and Jeff take a breather from the insanity of E3 to dive deep on AMD's brand-new Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card and its Fiji GPU. We field a ton of reader questions about AMD's new hotness, talk about the PC Gaming Show at E3, and more.

We stream each of our podcast recording sessions live on Twitch. If you want a combination of our dulcet tones and stunning visages, you'd do well to catch the next show live or check out the YouTube edition of this episode below.

If you'd like to be notified when we're recording, follow us on Twitch or simply follow Scott on Twitter. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notices when we post videos there.

Send in listener mail, and we'll do our best to answer on the next episode: jdrake@techreport.com

Follow us on Twitter - Scott - Jordan - Jeff - The Tech Report

Video edition

Timeline (our thanks to TR reader NoOne ButMe for compiling these)

~0:02:15- About Fiji tech and the Fury and Nano products
~0:11:45- Project Quantum info.
~0:14:30- About r7/r9 300 series.
~0:22:45- About chip generations from AMD since 28nm. (still talking about r7/r9 300 series)
~0:28:00- hope get 390/390x and test against 290/290x also.
~0:30:00- "Why Fiji chip no HDMI 2.0 and no DP1.3?"
~0:33:45- "What fan Fury X shipping with?"
~0:34:30- "Tonga memory tech in Fiji, helps with 4GB?"
~0:38:30- "remember AMD guy saying memory usage is bad because never put engineer on it"
~0:41:30- "Ever see fiji firepro?"
~0:43:30- "TR not getting review units?"
~0:46:00- Carrizo launch in notebooks. More about Review units.
~0:47:30- Staffing changes.
~0:48:00- Tech blogs/etc buying their own units v. companies letting reviewers see it.
~0:49:00- "Can AMD make triple Fiji card"
~0:50:30- "how well Fiji overclocks?"
~0:54:00- "you confirm Tonga 384-bit bus/Why no full Tonga?"
~0:58:45- "Impressions of AMD claims Fury X v. 980ti"
~1:02:00- Talking about Fiji architecture.
~1:09:00- About size/Engine of Fiji involving interposer
~1:16:30- "AMD losing money selling [Fury X] at $650?"
~1:19:30- "Think AMD launching HBM earlier keep ahead of Nvidia a significant time?"
~1:21:45- "What level compatibility Fiji has DX12?"
~1:24:15- "Think Fury/300 series == gain marketshare (& compete with Nvidia)"
~1:27:30- "Fiji die size? bigger GM200?"
~1:28:15- "DVI support on Fiji X?"
~1:30:30- Talking about PC gaming show
~1:34:00- "Will you test to find limit with Fury 4GB VRAM?"
~1:38:00- "About Skylake"

That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.TR

 
Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189We go deep on the VISC architecture 13
Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188Plus a look at the state of AMD in 2015 7
The TR Podcast 187: Opening the Zbox and a bunch of new ApplesBig things happen in small packages 10
The TR Podcast 186: Talking Skylake architecture with David KanterDigging deep on Intel's latest CPUs 10
The TR Podcast 185: Honey, I shrunk the FuryFiji gives us more bounce to the ounce 1
The TR Podcast 184: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAMOur textures runneth over 0
The TR Podcast 183: Diving into Skylake with David KanterIt's a lake in the sky 6
The TR Podcast 182: Something happenedWindows 10, 3D XPoint, GTX 980 Tis, and a bunch of phones 30

Tags: Podcast