AMD Radeon R9 FURY X vs NVIDIA NV18 A4

AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
NVIDIA NV18 A4

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Celsius
Code name
Fiji
 
NV18 A4
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
24 June 2015
 
n/d
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
n/d
Compute units
64
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
29 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
150 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
268.8 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
8,602 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Length
191 mm
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
n/d
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
 
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High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
n/d
Memory clock speed
1050 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
512 GB / s
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
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Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
DisplayPort support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
-
CrossFire
+
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TressFX
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
8.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
1.3
OpenCL
2.0
 
n/d
Mantle
+
 
-

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 FURY X and NV18 A4. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
858 Mh/s
 
n/d
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
33.4 Mh/s
 
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Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 FURY X

Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 150 nm)
DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
AMD App Acceleration
CrossfireX
FRTC
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
PowerTuneMenu
TressFX
TrueAudioMenu
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
MantleMenu

Advantages of NVIDIA NV18 A4

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA NV18 A4 over AMD Radeon R9 FURY X.

So, R9 FURY X or NV18 A4?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 FURY X and NVIDIA NV18 A4. We've got no test results to judge.
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