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AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB

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How well can the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 617 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB can run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 120 FPS, Medium: 95 FPS, High: 64 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Genshin Impact returns a reasonable 49 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB at 1440p with Microsoft Flight Simulator, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We then checked out Genshin Impact which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 98FPS, M: 77FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS. And another popular game was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with predictions of L: 98FPS, M: 77FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 FURY 4GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 26% better and can meet 825 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 927 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is released on 10 Jul 2015

Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 FURY 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Fiji PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
224
Texture Rate
224 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3584
Driver Support
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Release Price
$549.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
500 MHz
Memory Bus
4096 Bit
Memory Type
HBM-1
Memory Bandwidth
512GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 FURY 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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.


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Radeon R9 FURY 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
9%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 8%
Genshin Impact 72% 1%
eFootball PES 2021 54% 49%
FIFA 21 63% 49%
Watch Dogs Legion 13% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 3%
Marvel's Avengers 54% 4%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 56% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
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