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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 9% 6%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 13%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 7% 3%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 31% 36%
Genshin Impact 8% 5%
eFootball PES 2021 54% 52%
FIFA 21 54% 52%
Watch Dogs Legion 12% 8%
Death Stranding 8% 5%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 19% 16%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire.

The R9 FURY has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but both GPUs exhibit the same Texture Fill Rate. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 FURY has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 32 more Render Output Units than the R9 FURY. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 9.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R9 FURY. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 FURY was released over three years more recently than the HD 7950, and so the R9 FURY is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 7950 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The HD 7950 has 5120 MB more video memory than the R9 FURY, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7950 has 208 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 FURY, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the R9 FURY.

The Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire has 5376. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the HD 7950 has 9.6 GPixel/s better pixel fill rate and the HD 7950 has 208 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, but the has GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate. Overall, the HD 7950 has significantly better performance.

The Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB requires 275 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire requires 540 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 FURY. The HD 7950 requires 265 Watts more than the R9 FURY to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7950 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 FURY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Fiji XTGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO (x3)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date24 Jun 2015vs01 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
8.4
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3840x2160
6.5
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs9216 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus4096 Bitvs1152 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-1vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs720GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 2304 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs5376
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs336
Texture Rate268.8 GTexel/svs268.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs96
Pixel Rate67.2 GPixel/svs76.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs3
HDMI Connections1vs3
DisplayPort Connections4vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power275 Wattsvs540 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The Fiji is a Second Generation GCN GPU. It offers support for HBM-1 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Open GL 4.5 and the acclaimed Delta Compression Algorithm which may decrease bandwidth consumption by up to 30%, in most games.
Fiji XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM-1 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 4096-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, and because the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, 4GB might be a bottlenecked and Performance could be better, were the Frame Buffer larger.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB competes with GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB and both are available for $649.
Benchmarks However Indicate that GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is still faster than Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB, even at 4K, whereas as the resolution goes down, the performance gap between the latter and GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB increases and at 1600x900, Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB is only as fast as the weaker GeForce GTX 980.
Considering Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB offers practically no overclock potential (operating memory clock can't even be increased), consumes slightly more energy than GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, costs the same price and performs worse, Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB ends up being one of AMD's worst releases of the last years and given the hype built, probably the most disappointing.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire is a solution of three Radeon HD 7950 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 7950 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is somewhat superior to a single Radeon HD 7990 performing by itself it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 7950. Expect this combination to draw up to 540 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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