At its VRLA Winter Expo keynote recently, AMD’s Roy Taylor revealed some key details regarding the company’s upcoming dual-Fiji graphics card, the Fury X2.
At the event, AMD had shown off the upcoming flagship card inside a prototype PC from Falcon Northwest. Another prototype PC from Tiki was also showcased at the event, housing the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 card in a very compact chassis.
While the executive refrained from telling us more about the card itself, he did say that the Fury X2 will boast of “around” 12 TFLOPs, slightly lower than what was being rumored. For reference, the Radeon R9 295X2 has around 11.5 TFLOPS SP compute performance. However, you should also keep in mind that the Radeon R9 Fury X2 is expected to have a TDP of 375W, significantly lower than the 500W TDP of the Radeon R9 295X2. So while raw performance may not be significantly higher, the upcoming card will definitely be significantly more efficient than its predecessor.
While the release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, we expect the AMD R9 Fury X2 graphics card to go on sale within the first half of this year, hopefully before the end of Q2.