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AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB

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How well can the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB run games
14 Jun 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 492 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 83 FPS, Medium: 66 FPS, High: 44 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 6 is predicted to return a playable 39 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB at 1440p and researched how Dying Light 2 might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 63 FPS, Medium: 50 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. We then checked out Battlefield 6 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 55FPS, M: 42FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 30FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 49FPS, M: 39FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB in your PC? This Radeon R9 FURY 4GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 26% better and can meet 773 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 903 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
The Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is released on 10 Jul 2015

Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 FURY 4GB
GCN 1.2 Fiji PRO
Texture Rate
224 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
4096 MB
Memory Speed
500 MHz
Memory Bus
4096 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Max Power
275 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

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

The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Fiji PRO which has 56 Compute Units activated and thus offers 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of stacked HBM-1 memory, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

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

Radeon R9 FURY 4GB competes with GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
Compared to the latter, while it offers more or less the same performance at 1920x1080, it proves to be over 5% faster at 2560x1600 and more than the 10% faster at 4K. Even so, Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is still best suited for 2560x1600.
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is however much more energy efficient, consuming no more than 165W Under Load, while Radeon R9 FURY 4GB surpasses the 200W tier.
Because Radeon R9 FURY 4GB was released for $549 and GeForce GTX 980 4GB is available for $479, it doesn't shine as much as it could, making it only a better choice for those who game over 1920x1080.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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Radeon R9 FURY 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer 41% 31%
Battlefield 2042 41% 31%
Forza Horizon 5 77% 21%
Far Cry 6 11% 46%
Battlefield 6 41% 31%
Resident Evil 8 34% 31%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 1% 64%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 54% 4%
Elden Ring 48% 11%
Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Extras
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