Chip boasts 'the highest GPU memory bandwidth ever'

AMD unveils next-gen Radeon GPU series, led by the 4k resolution-capable R9 Fury X

During its press conference at E3, AMD claimed the R9 Fury X boasts the highest GPU memory bandwidth ever – delivering 60 per cent more memory bandwidth than GDDR5 and a 4096-bit memory interface.

It’ll certainly be attractive to ‘ultra-enthusiast’ gamers, offering 4k resolutions and support for multi-threaded APIs, including DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan and AMD’s own Mantle.

For the aesthetically conscious the R9 Fury X sports a black-nickel aluminium exoskeleton and soft-touch aluminium plates, liquid cooling, customisable GPU Tach activity meter that measures GPU usage and LED illumination that highlights various design details.

It’s available from June 24th for $649 (UK pricing TBC).

Of course, AMD has long been seen as the underdog to Nvidia in the GPU space, so it will be intriguing to see how the R9 Fury X stacks up against the latter’s 980Ti.

Meanwhile, the Radeon R9 Fury, with both liquid- and air-cooled options, is slated for availability starting July 14th.

The small (6 inches in length) Radeon R9 Nano is scheduled to follow in Q3 2015.

AMD said it also plans to launch a flagship Radeon Fury product for smooth 4K gaming and VR that is based on two “Fiji” GPUs.

The company also unveiled the Radeon R9 300 series graphics cards, which also offer 4K gaming, and the R7 300 series, which supports 1080p or 1440p resolutions.

Both the R9 300 and R7 300 series are scheduled for availability on June 18th, with prices starting at $199 and $109, respectively.

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