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Radeon R9 Fury X vs Radeon RX 6950 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 Fury X has a clock frequency of 1050 MHz and a HBM memory speed of 500 MHz. It also uses a 4096-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 4096 SPUs, 256 Texture Address Units, and 64 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 6950 XT, which uses a 7 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1925 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM runs at a frequency of 2250 MHz on this particular model. It features 5120 SPUs along with 320 Texture Address Units and 128 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 Fury X 275 Watts
Radeon RX 6950 XT 335 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (22%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 6950 XT should theoretically perform a bit faster than the Radeon R9 Fury X overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6950 XT 589824 MB/sec
Radeon R9 Fury X 512000 MB/sec
Difference: 77824 (15%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6950 XT should be quite a bit (about 129%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 Fury X. (explain)

Radeon RX 6950 XT 616000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 Fury X 268800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 347200 (129%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6950 XT should be much (approximately 267%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 Fury X, and should be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon RX 6950 XT 246400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 Fury X 67200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 179200 (267%)

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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Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 Fury X Radeon RX 6950 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2015 May 2022
Code Name Fiji XT Navi 21
Memory 4096 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1050 MHz 1925 MHz
Memory Speed 500 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 275 watts 335 watts
Bandwidth 512000 MB/sec 589824 MB/sec
Texel Rate 268800 Mtexels/sec 616000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 67200 Mpixels/sec 246400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 4096 5120
Texture Mapping Units 256 320
Render Output Units 64 128
Bus Type HBM GDDR6
Bus Width 4096-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 8900 million 26800 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R9 Fury X

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Radeon RX 6950 XT

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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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