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Sapphire announces Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury graphics card

By Koh Wanzi - on 13 Jul 2015, 11:28am

Sapphire announces Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury graphics card

Image Source: Sapphire

Sapphire has announced the Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury graphics card, a custom take on AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury, the smaller sibling of the flagship, water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X. While the Radeon R9 Fury X is only available in its reference design, the Fury is available in custom versions from add-in card manufacturers.

The Radeon R9 Fury features a cut-down version of the Fiji GPU found on the Fury X. This is to the tune of 3,584 stream processors, 224 texture units, and a lower core clock of 1,000MHz.

According to Sapphire, the Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury features the most efficient iteration of the Tri-X cooler so far. It features multiple heatpipes comprising two 8mm and four 6mm pipes, in addition to an extra-thick 10mm central pipe for better heat dissipation.

The cooler itself sports three 90mm dual ball-bearing fans. Dual ball-bearing fans are a nice touch and should help prolong the fans’ lifespan as traditional sleeve-bearing fans do not take well to horizontal mounting.

Sapphire is also claiming increased air circulation toward the end of the cooler because of its design. A diecast mounting frame supports the PCB and cooler assembly, including the cooling shroud itself. But because of the rather short PCB of the Fury – in part thanks to the space-saving capabilities of High Bandwidth Memory – the cooling fins and shroud extend beyond it. This consequently increases airflow toward the card’s end as the heatsink fins are exposed. There is also a thick aluminium backplate for additional structural support.

The cooling apparatus extends beyond the PCB. The card also features a solid aluminium backplate for extra support. (Image Source: Sapphire)

The fans are also able stop spinning under low loads, thanks to Sapphire’s Intelligent Fan Control technology.

In addition, the dual BIOS switch allows users to push the power envelope to 350 watts (up from 300 watts) for greater overclocking headroom. When it comes to display connectors, the Fury similarly lacks a DVI port like the Fury X and has just three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI 1.4a output.

The Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury is slated to be available tomorrow, 14 July. Sapphire is also releasing an OC model that bumps up the core clock to 1,040MHz from 1,000MHz. The Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury will retail locally at S$888. However, there's no word on the pricing or local availability of the OC model at this point in time.

Source: Sapphire

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