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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 21%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 71%
FIFA 21 49% 39%
Genshin Impact 1% 21%
Far Cry 6 46% 76%
Hitman 3 31% 58%
Watch Dogs Legion 3% 17%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 45% 74%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire.

The R9 FURY and the R9 270X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the R9 FURY has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. As a result, the R9 FURY exhibits a 64 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 270X. 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 R9 270X 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 R9 270X, 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 R9 270X.

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 270X Crossfire 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 153.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 270X, which means that the memory performance of the R9 FURY is massively better than the R9 270X.

The Radeon R9 FURY 4GB has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 FURY is 3046 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The R9 FURY having 761 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 R9 270X.

The Radeon R9 FURY 4GB requires 275 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 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 R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 85 Watts more than the R9 FURY to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 FURY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Fiji PROGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jul 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
8.1
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3840x2160
6.3
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus4096 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-1vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs358.4GB/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 Units3584vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs160
Texture Rate224 GTexel/svs160 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 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

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 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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