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This is my best run so far with standard driver settings.

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Can't wait to see what's in store for polaris...let's see if specs are good since fury/x was underwhelming at the res i play and seems like more of a sidegrade

 

I was just entertaining the idea of a Fury or Fury X compared to my 290.  

 

I went to TPU and scoped out results for 4K since I run 3K eyefinity.  Any results for 4K would obviously pan out better

 

The review was from Aug 7, 2015 and TPU said:

  • R9 390X reference performance was tested by running the MSI R9 390X Gaming at reference design clocks (1050/1500)
  • R9 Fury reference performance was tested by running the ASUS R9 Fury Strix

 

A 390X @ 1050/1500 will trail my 290 @ 1200/1500 (gaming clocks) by a bit...it is still a decent comparison from a few months ago (August 7th 2015).

 

The Fury they tested in this instance was the Sapphire Tri-X OC which runs @ 1040/500.

 

I took frame rates from their 22 game benchmark suite and averaged the gains to get the following:

 

  • The gains from the MSI 390X to the Sapphire Fury were:  16.98%
  • The gains from the MSI 390X to Fury X were:  24.51%
  • They were also able to squeeze another 4.5% (BF3 specifically) out of the Fury by hitting 1110/500.
  • If you add the 4.5% to either of those margins you have 21.48% and 29.01% respectively.
  • https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/R9_Fury_Tri-X_OC/1.html Sheet (Click to show)
    GAME @ 4K 390X FURY FURY X GAINS FURY GAINS FURY X
    ALIEN ISOLATION 52.5 58.5 62.2 111.43% 118.48%
    AC UNITY 21.8 29.3 31.6 134.40% 144.95%
    BATMAN AK 74.7 95 98.5 127.18% 131.86%
    BF 3 42.3 49.1 52.8 116.08% 124.82%
    BF 4 29.5 32.8 34.3 111.19% 116.27%
    BIOSHOCK INF 50.5 60.5 63.2 119.80% 125.15%
    COD AW 58.9 64.1 67.9 108.83% 115.28%
    CIV BEYOND EARTH 52.5 64.5 71.5 122.86% 136.19%
    CRYSIS 3 23 26.2 28.2 113.91% 122.61%
    DEAD RISING 3 24.4 27.9 30.8 114.34% 126.23%
    DRAGON AGE INQ 28.7 32.7 33.7 113.94% 117.42%
    FAR CRY 4 31.8 36.9 39.6 116.04% 124.53%
    GTA V 26 30.4 32.2 116.92% 123.85%
    METRO LL 30.2 37.2 39.9 123.18% 132.12%
    PROJECT CARS 39.7 43.9 45.9 110.58% 115.62%
    RYSE 34.3 39.4 41.5 114.87% 120.99%
    SHADOW OF MORDOR 44.1 49.9 52.7 113.15% 119.50%
    WITCHER 3 25.5 30.6 32.8 120.00% 128.63%
    TOMB RAIDER 45.3 52.6 58.7 116.11% 129.58%
    WATCH DOGS 32.7 37.5 39.6 114.68% 121.10%
    WOLFENSTEIN 28.7 35.8 37.4 124.74% 130.31%
    WOW: WOD 71.3 78 81.1 109.40% 113.74%
               
          Gains 116.98% 124.51%

 

I reckon most Fury(X) could obtain ~1110 core clock, and that did not include any HBM overclocking which does, AFAIK, give a little boost as well. 

 

For those of us with exceptionally well clocking Hawaii cards, either Fury would probably be a 'sidegrade' as you have mentioned. 

 

What is interesting currently however, is how low the R9 Nano pricing has gotten.  Considering you get full Fury X core count for ~$500 it's not that bad of a deal. Yes they only have a single 8-pin, but you are getting the higher binned efficient chips in this scenario.  Slap a block on a Nano and the results would probably come pretty close to a Fury X...? :thinking:

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Roboyto nice post. Thanks! It does look interesting to me. I am currently happy with my devil 13 290x2 but very interested in the fury x finding and nanotechnology cards.
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Roboyto nice post. Thanks! It does look interesting to me. I am currently happy with my devil 13 290x2 but very interested in the fury x finding and nanotechnology cards.

 

Sapphire's new Nitro Fury that is a custom PCB with numerous enhancements looks promising as well.  In this particular review the card hit 1200/550:  http://sapphirenation.net/sapphire-nitro-r9-fury-technical-overview/

 

If the Fury cards on average could obtain clocks similar to this Sapphire offering, I believe it would make them more attractive.  

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@Roboyto great analysis there. I do know that the fury x does quite well at higher resolutions but always seems to be less so at 1080p. I myself game at 1920x1200 so i don't think I'll see that much of a difference unless I start supersampling?
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@Roboyto great analysis there. I do know that the fury x does quite well at higher resolutions but always seems to be less so at 1080p. I myself game at 1920x1200 so i don't think I'll see that much of a difference unless I start supersampling?

 

They're definitely a bit lackadaisical at the lower resolutions; though AMD seems to be working on this.  If you're not driving the higher resolutions, then it definitely isn't worth the upgrade at this point.  

 

Polaris is right around the corner, and if things go as planned I think we could see a 40-50% performance jump if you consider Fury X is touting a ~25% bump over a 390X.  With the possible combination of a near 50% die shrink, HBM2, and higher clocks all around due to die shrink and HBM2...I don't see how it can't be a giant leap forward.  AMD has been quoted saying somewhere in the vicinity of doubling performance per watt IIRC.  

 

28nm hung on for a long time, but I am certainly ready to see some amazing things happen that will bring 4K much closer to the standard and make consoles look even sillier than they already do.

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They're definitely a bit lackadaisical at the lower resolutions; though AMD seems to be working on this.  If you're not driving the higher resolutions, then it definitely isn't worth the upgrade at this point.  

Polaris is right around the corner, and if things go as planned I think we could see a 40-50% performance jump if you consider Fury X is touting a ~25% bump over a 390X.  With the possible combination of a near 50% die shrink, HBM2, and higher clocks all around due to die shrink and HBM2...I don't see how it can't be a giant leap forward.  AMD has been quoted saying somewhere in the vicinity of doubling performance per watt IIRC.  

28nm hung on for a long time, but I am certainly ready to see some amazing things happen that will bring 4K much closer to the standard and make consoles look even sillier than they already do.

Yeah....maybe polaris would actually tempt me into getting a 1440p monitor finally. 4K is still just a distant dream for me. It requires too much graphical power and for now things aren't up to par to properly drive 4K in my opinion. For now my monitors are still serving me well. If polaris is doing great, I'll finally get a reference card and put my whole system under water...biggrin.gif
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Yeah....maybe polaris would actually tempt me into getting a 1440p monitor finally. 4K is still just a distant dream for me. It requires too much graphical power and for now things aren't up to par to properly drive 4K in my opinion. For now my monitors are still serving me well. If polaris is doing great, I'll finally get a reference card and put my whole system under water...biggrin.gif

 

I think 4K will be much less of a dream in the next 4-10 months honestly.  I picked up an Acer 4K from NewEgg for $299 over the holidays.  Greatest monitor in the world...nope, but games look pretty solid on it and I have a real 4K monitor for testing hardware and fiddling around.  

 

Add HDMI 2.0 to AMD's list of capabilities along with large performance gains.  4K with a reasonable compromise of eye-candy should be a reality.  My 290 has been kicking arse for over 2 years driving triple 1080 so I have high hopes for Polaris.

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I think 4K will be much less of a dream in the next 4-10 months honestly.  I picked up an Acer 4K from NewEgg for $299 over the holidays.  Greatest monitor in the world...nope, but games look pretty solid on it and I have a real 4K monitor for testing hardware and fiddling around.  

Add HDMI 2.0 to AMD's list of capabilities along with large performance gains.  4K with a reasonable compromise of eye-candy should be a reality.  My 290 has been kicking arse for over 2 years driving triple 1080 so I have high hopes for Polaris.
That is a real steal for a 4K monitor.heck i was looking at one of the benq 27" 1440p monitors and it cost SGD888 with just a TN panel..dell ones cost about the same.main priority now is new card and wc-ing my rig though. Oh, and definitely looking forward to your tests...
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problem is that you need more than 34" for real 4K experience biggrin.gif as 24" 4K is good for games but too small to work with without messing with DPI
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