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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 46%
Hitman 3 19% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 19% 29%
FIFA 21 54% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 29% 105%
Far Cry 6 33% 111%
Genshin Impact 8% 46%
Battlefield 6 19% 90%
Resident Evil 8 8% 46%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition.

The GTX 680 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 FURY, but the R9 FURY has 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the R9 FURY exhibits a 126.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 680. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 680 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 FURY, but the R9 FURY has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the R9 FURY exhibits a 31.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 680. 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 three years more recently than the GTX 680, and so the R9 FURY is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 680 when running the latest games.

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 X 4GB and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition 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 319.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 680, which means that the memory performance of the R9 FURY is massively better than the GTX 680.

The Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 FURY is 3656 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The R9 FURY having 1850 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 GTX 680.

The Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB requires 275 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 FURY and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680. The R9 FURY requires 80 Watts more than the GTX 680 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 FURY may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1176 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Fiji XTKepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date24 Jun 2015vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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8.8
2560x1440
8.4
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6.4
3840x2160
6.5
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4.7

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus4096 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-1vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs128
Texture Rate268.8 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate67.2 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections4vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power275 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
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.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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