January 12th, 2016 – SAPPHIRE Technology is introducing a new flagship card in the SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming series. The SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 FURY is filled with innovative technologies and a range of custom solutions designed by SAPPHIRE. The exciting new SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 FURY is a card for gamers who demand the absolute best from their rig and engage in graphically-intense gaming with the latest state of the art titles. With improvements in VRM circuitry, original PCB design, unique Tri-X cooling and factory-overclocked core, the SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 FURY is faster and quieter than any competing product.
SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™R9 FURY 4G HBM with Back Plate
The SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ R9 FURY is based on an exciting new GPU from AMD that combines Graphics Core Next architecture with the revolutionary high bandwidth memory (HBM). Cooled by the award-winning Tri-X cooler, the new NITRO FURY now comes with the SAPPHIRE original PCB design with enhanced power design for better power efficiency. The design goal of new SAPPHIRE NITRO FURY is cool, quiet and overclockable.for gamers who wants the best out of its class.
Introducing AMD LiquidVR
LiquidVR™ is an AMD initiative dedicated to making VR as comfortable and realistic as possible by creating and maintaining what’s known as “presence” — a state of immersive awareness where situations, objects, or characters within the virtual world seem “real.” Guided by close collaboration with key technology partners in the ecosystem, LiquidVR™ uses AMD’s GPU software and hardware sub-systems to tackle the common issues and pitfalls of achieving presence, such as reducing motion-to-photon latency to less than 10 milliseconds. This is a crucial step in addressing the common discomforts, such as motion sickness, that may occur when you turn your head in a virtual world and it takes even a few milliseconds too long for a new perspective to be shown.
AMD Freesync technology
No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.
AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing or stuay.
Freesync uses industry-standard displayport Adaptive-Sync Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency
- Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies
- Monitor partners are validating with drivers from AMD now
High Bandwidth Memory
Introducing HBM, a new type of memory chip with low power consumption, ultra-wide communication lanes and a revolutionary new stacked configuration. HBM’s vertical stacking and fast information transfer open the door for truly exciting performance in innovative form factors. And GPU applications are just the start – look for HBM’s superior power efficiency and space savings to spark industry-wide innovation.
Revolutionary HBM breaks the processing bottleneck
Performance well beyond DDR4/GDDR5/LPDDR4 HIGH BANDWIDTH
>3X the performance per watt of GDDR5
SMALL FORM FACTORS
94% less PCB surface area than GDDR5
New interconnects, interposer & DRAM type designed by AMD
DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.
AMD Eyefinity Technology
Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).
Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.
Harness the power of multiple GPUs
AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.
Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.
Your games now sound as good as they look
The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted.
Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven’t enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. Until now.
What it means for gamers
By leveraging AMD TrueAudio technology, game developers now have the ability to recreate acoustic environments with incredible fidelity, and to bring them to every gamer. With AMD technology inside all the most popular “next-generation” gaming platforms, including the PC, gamers across the entire industry will finally enjoy the best audio today’s technology can offer.
Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.
Intelligent Fan Control
For high-end graphic card users, we always like to get the best performance, running GPU cooler ,quieter and longer life.
Traditional graphic cards cooling solutions mainly focus on keeping GPU at lower operation temperature while balance acoustic for end users to enjoy a quieter gaming experience. At Sapphire our experienced thermal experts always fine tuning the fan control table for each graphic card we designs.
With more and more transistors and integration of High bandwidth memory (HBM), we introduce an even more intelligent scheme to monitor and dynamically adjust the fan speeds. This so called IFC (Intelligent Fan Control) not only limited to cooling GPU cores but also inputs from HBM , Power control logics (like MOSFETS) . With integrated SMU, there is a smart algorithm to received temperature reading from multiple inputs, i.e., multiple GPUs power cores, external Bridge control logics, voltage regulator MOSFETs. It will also take the current application loading, environment temperature into consideration.
The benefit of this new intelligent fan control methodology is , users can always expect the best performance, quieter environment based on whole graphics systems without need to worry about the manual fan table adjustments.
Radeon R9 Fury is an antagonist of the GeForce GTX 980, at times capable of clearly outdistance competitor. Both graphics cards have 4GB of graphics memory, although the model-based solutions, AMD uses a new standard HBM high-capacity, while hardware Nvidia still uses GDDR5. The biggest advantage of Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro, except of course performance is sensational work culture - such a low level of noise in the top Radeon yet we noted. Only model goes on sale, it should be cheaper proposition than the variation of Tri-X, which appears in stores for about 2,500 dollars. Today, unfortunately, the amount noticeably higher than the non-reference GeForce GTX 980, while participating from 2200, respectively.