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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Radeon R9 290X
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 50%
eFootball PES 2020 35% 26%
Control 67% 91%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31% 50%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 35% 54%
Borderlands 3 1% 15%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 67%
Red Dead Redemption 2 31% 50%
F1 2019 9% 24%
Doom Eternal 18% 6%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 290X.

The R9 FURY and the Radeon R9 290X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the R9 FURY has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 290X. As a result, the R9 FURY exhibits a 48 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 290X. 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 and the Radeon R9 290X have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. 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 a year more recently than the Radeon R9 290X, and so the R9 FURY is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon R9 290X.

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 Radeon R9 FURY 4GB and the Radeon R9 290X have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 FURY has 192 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 290X, which means that the memory performance of the R9 FURY is massively better than the Radeon R9 290X.

The Radeon R9 FURY 4GB has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 290X has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 FURY is 3046 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 290X is 2394. The R9 FURY having 652 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 FURY delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 290X.

The Radeon R9 FURY 4GB requires 275 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 290X requires 290 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 FURY and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Radeon R9 290X. The Radeon R9 290X requires 15 Watts more than the R9 FURY to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R9 290X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R9 FURY.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Fiji PROGCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jul 2015vs24 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus4096 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-1vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs320GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs176
Texture Rate224 GTexel/svs176 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate64 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power275 Wattsvs290 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

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.



GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Performance
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.
Radeon R9 290X is a high-end graphics card and the most powerful single graphics card of the Radeon R-200 Series.
It packs a Hawaii XT Core which offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface.
While the central unit runs at 1000MHz, the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan and considerably better than GeForce GTX 780. Its release price of $549 makes Radeon R9 290X an extremely competitive graphics card. It was most powerful single-graphics-card available until November 2013.
Please note that this card is known to heat a lot and requires a very powerful PSU.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i7-4770S 4-Core 3.1GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3
Intel Core i7-4790S 4-Core 3.2GHz
AMD Opteron 6278
Intel Core i7-7700T 4-Core 2.9GHz
Intel Core i7-4771 4-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-4770R 4-Core 3.2GHz
Intel Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz
Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-990X 6-Core 3.47GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades--
GPU Variants-Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II Edition
Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition
Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition
Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition

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