The TR Podcast 179: Radeon R9 Fury X tested & dissected

All Fury X, all the time
— 3:01 PM on June 29, 2015

Duration: 1:55:47

Hosted by: Scott Wasson and Jeff Kampman

Special guest: David Kanter


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Show notes
Special guest David Kanter joins Scott and Jeff to talk about AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card. We take reader questions, recap our review of the card, and dive way deep on various aspects of the Fiji GPU.

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Video edition

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

  • 0:01:45 - Summary of the Radeon R9 Fury X review
  • 0:08:45 - Liquid cooler whine
  • 0:12:00 - Liquid cooler temperature and noise
  • 0:17:00 - About Fury X and frametimes and fps performance
  • 0:27:15 - Balance of Fiji architecture, ROPs v. ALU and more
  • 1:09:30 - "Do you think the GTX 980 and 980ti will drop in price in Europe?"
  • 1:11:30 - "Does AA depend on memory bandwidth/ROPs? How is it affected by these resources? Does delta compression on Maxwell and Fiji help?"
  • 1:16:30: - "Will more AIB vendors include all-in-one liquid coolers with their cards?"
  • 1:21:30 - "What is the L2 cache size of Fiji, and how does it compare to Tonga and Hawaii?"
  • 1:22:00 - Discussion of a Russian Fury X review using a different Catalyst driver
  • 1:25:15- Concerns about the Fury X's VRM cooling
  • 1:31:15 - "I game on a 30" 1600p monitor with a Radeon HD 6950. Should I spend a lot of money on a card now, or a moderate amount on newer cards as they arrive?"
  • 1:39:15 - "Will Fury X drivers improve performance over time?"
  • 1:45:45 - "Do you think that once 16nm hits for GPUs, we will be stuck on it longer than 28nm?"
  • 1:51:00 - "Are you going to be at the TR BBQ, Scott?"

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

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