AMD Shows Off Dual-GPU Fiji Card At PC Gaming Showby Ryan Smith on June 17, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Briefly announced and discussed during AMD’s 2015 GPU product presentation yesterday morning was AMD’s forthcoming dual Fiji video card. The near-obligatory counterpart to the just-announced Radeon R9 Fury X, the unnamed dual-GPU card will be taking things one step further with a pair of Fiji GPUs on a single card.
Meanwhile as part of yesterday evening’s AMD-sponsored PC Gaming Show, CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the stage for a few minutes to show off AMD’s recently announced Fury products. And at the end this included the first public showcase of the still in development dual-GPU card.
There’s not too much to say right now since we don’t know its specifications, but of course for the moment AMD is focusing on size. With 4GB of VRAM for each GPU on-package via HBM technology, AMD has been able to design a dual-GPU card that’s shorter and simpler than their previous dual-GPU cards like the R9 295X2 and HD 7990, saving space that would have otherwise been occupied by GDDR5 memory modules and the associated VRMs.
Meanwhile on the card we can see that it uses a PLX 8747 to provide PCIe switching between the two GPUs and the shared PCIe bus. And on the power delivery side the card uses a pair of 8-pin PCIe power sockets. At this time no further details are being released, so we’ll have to see what AMD is up to later on once they’re ready to reveal more about the video card.
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Kevin G - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - linkNo based upon horror that was the Rage Fury Maxx. Products that inspire nightmares should not be reborn.
Flunk - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - linkCrossfire was based on the Rage Fury Maxx. It pioneered alternate frame rendering.
PaulMack - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - linkYeah, I still see no benefit of AFR. Are all dual GPU cards still AFR? I remember someone telling me you could use different methods, but I haven't seen this anywhere, or benchmarked.
Thatguy97 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - linkThe horror was really through drivers more than anything
Grayswean - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - linkAMD Radeon Mad MAXX Fury Road.
DERSS - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - linkAMD Radeon Mad MAXX Fury Road R9 Fiju Ultimate X2
Jtaylor1986 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - linkNot sure how this isn't going to be crippled by TDP. If one FIJI alone uses 300W and the max power delivery is 375W for 2, 8 pin connectors + PCI Express socket.
ratte - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - linkread the Anandtech review of the 295x2 (500w) and you will find out why it won't be crippled by TDB
Andrei Frumusanu - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - linkPower consumption scales quadratically with voltage which is tied to frequency, having a both chips run slower than a single Fiji card should bring enough headroom and still give a great performance boost at a reasonable TDP.
dragonsqrrl - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - link"reasonable"