AMD RADEON R9 FURY X

The R9 Fury X uses a brand-new GPU dubbed Fiji, but it’s based on the Graphics Core Next architecture that’s been inside AMD chips since 2011. The numbers have grown in virtually every department, but the structure remains the same: a single Graphics Command Processor delegates tasks to four shader engines, each of which is crammed with 16 compute units.

Every one of those compute units has 64 stream processors, which means each shader engine has 1,024 stream processors; the entire GPU boasts 4,096 of these crucial components.

That’s a big difference from AMD’s previous flagship – and the Fury’s current competition. The R9 290X and Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti both make do with 2,816 stream processors, and the AMD card used only 11 compute units in each Shader Engine, rather than 16.

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