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Radeon R9 Fury X vs Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Intro

The Radeon R9 Fury X comes with a clock speed of 1050 MHz and a HBM memory frequency of 500 MHz. It also features a 4096-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 4096 SPUs, 256 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1382 MHz. The HBM2 RAM runs at a frequency of 1890 MHz on this model. It features 4096 SPUs as well as 256 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 21404 points
Radeon R9 Fury X 14793 points
Difference: 6611 (45%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 Fury X 275 Watts
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 300 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 Fury X should theoretically be a small bit faster than the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 Fury X 512000 MB/sec
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 495452 MB/sec
Difference: 16548 (3%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is a lot (more or less 32%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 Fury X. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 353792 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 Fury X 268800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 84992 (32%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is superior to the Radeon R9 Fury X, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 88448 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 Fury X 67200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21248 (32%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon R9 Fury X

Amazon.com

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 Fury X Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2015 June 2017
Code Name Fiji XT Vega 10 XTX
Memory 4096 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1050 MHz 1382 MHz
Memory Speed 500 MHz 1890 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 275 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 512000 MB/sec 495452 MB/sec
Texel Rate 268800 Mtexels/sec 353792 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 67200 Mpixels/sec 88448 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 4096 4096
Texture Mapping Units 256 256
Render Output Units 64 64
Bus Type HBM HBM2
Bus Width 4096-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 8900 million 12500 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 Fury X

Amazon.com

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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