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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB Radeon R9 280X Crossfire
Hitman 3 19% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 4%
Resident Evil 8 8% 5%
FIFA 21 54% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 29% 47%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 19% 7%
Genshin Impact 8% 5%
Far Cry 6 33% 52%
The Medium 14% 31%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Crossfire.

The R9 FURY has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R9 280X. This results in the R9 FURY providing 51.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 FURY providing 12.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 280X, 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 280X.

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 R9 280X has 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 FURY, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 280X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 280X has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 FURY, which means that the memory performance of the R9 280X is much better than the R9 FURY.

Both the Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire have 4096 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the R9 280X is 4096 and by the R9 FURY is 4096. Knowing that the shader performance of the R9 280X is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB requires 275 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire requires 550 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 FURY and a PSU with at least 1000 Watts for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 275 Watts more than the R9 FURY to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 FURY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1000 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Fiji XTGCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date24 Jun 2015vs01 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
8.4
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3840x2160
6.5
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus4096 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-1vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs576GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs256
Texture Rate268.8 GTexel/svs217.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate67.2 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections4vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power275 Wattsvs550 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs1000 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Architecture
The Fiji is a Second Generation GCN GPU. It offers support for HBM-1 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Open GL 4.5 and the acclaimed Delta Compression Algorithm which may decrease bandwidth consumption by up to 30%, in most games.
Fiji XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM-1 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 4096-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, and because the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, 4GB might be a bottlenecked and Performance could be better, were the Frame Buffer larger.

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 X 4GB competes with GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB and both are available for $649.
Benchmarks However Indicate that GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is still faster than Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB, even at 4K, whereas as the resolution goes down, the performance gap between the latter and GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB increases and at 1600x900, Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB is only as fast as the weaker GeForce GTX 980.
Considering Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB offers practically no overclock potential (operating memory clock can't even be increased), consumes slightly more energy than GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, costs the same price and performs worse, Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB ends up being one of AMD's worst releases of the last years and given the hype built, probably the most disappointing.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 280X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 280X 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 60% better than a single Radeon R9 280X 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 280X. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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