AMD Radeon R9 Fury: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Radeon R9 Fury sales 16 June 2015 at a recommended price of $549 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 1.2 architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 4 GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) memory clocked at 500 GHz are supplied, and together with 4096 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 512 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. ​2x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 275 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 24.70% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon R9 Fury: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking181
Value for money8.62
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 (2015−2016)
GPU code nameFiji
Market segmentDesktop
Release date16 June 2015 (8 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$549
Current price$44 (0.1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon R9 Fury's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 Fury's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3584of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Compute units56
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors8,900 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)275 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate224.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance7,168 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon R9 Fury and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors​2x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire1


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 Fury: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeHigh Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
High bandwidth memory (HBM)+
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width4096 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth512 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 Fury. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Number of Eyefinity displays6
DisplayPort support+


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 Fury. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 Fury, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon R9 Fury. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 Fury 24.70


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R9 Fury 9618

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R9 Fury 42039

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R9 Fury 17543

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 Fury 23381

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 Fury 14580

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 Fury 80439

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

R9 Fury 1691

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 Fury. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 800 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 Fury is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD91

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 40−45

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 75−80
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 50−55
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 75−80
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 50−55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 91
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 29
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 46
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 36

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
Battlefield 5 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Relative perfomance

Radeon R9 Fury's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon R9 Fury is GeForce GTX 970, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

GTX 970GeForce GTX970

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 Fury:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

GTX 970GeForce GTX970
GTX 780 TiGeForce GTX780 Ti
R9 390XRadeon R9390X
GTX 1060 6 GBGeForce GTX1060 6 GB
RX 580Radeon RX580
RX 480Radeon RX480

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon R9 Fury according to our statistics.

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