AMD Radeon R9 Fury: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 Fury

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 Fury sales 16 June 2015 at a recommended price of $549. This is GCN 1.2 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 36.55 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 Fury's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.68
 
Architecture
GCN 1.2
 
GPU code name
Fiji
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
16 June 2015 (6 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$549
 
Price now
$520 (0.9x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 Fury's general performance parameters 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 cores
3584
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Compute units
56
 
Boost clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Number of transistors
8,900 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
275 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
224.0
 
Floating-point performance
7,168 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 Fury's 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
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
​2x 8-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 Fury: 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)
 
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
HDMI
+
 
DisplayPort support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 Fury. 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
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 Fury. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

36.55

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.

80439

3DMark Fire Strike Score

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

14580

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.

17543

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.

42039

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.

1691

Passmark

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.

9686

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
800 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

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.

This video card matches 99% minimum and 95% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
95%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
95%

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

1080p
 
91
 
1440p
 
79
 
4K
 
46
 

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 Fury from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 970, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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.

User rating

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