AMD R9 Fury X2 a dual Fiji monster – AMD will soon be releasing their newest and fastest GPU R9 Fury X2. It was rumored to be released in December, alongside VR HMDs (Head-Mounted Displays).
Below is a photo of two AMD Fiji GPU dies. AMD used the term ‘Two is better than One’ that directly sends hints to the press about releasing of their new GPU soon. They even branded water bottles, which was to signify their GPU’s water cooled nature.
The AMD R9 Fury X2 is essentially two R9 Fury X GPUs on a single PCB, offering 2X the theoretical performance and coming water cooled as standard.
AMD has now confirmed that the R9 Fury X2 has been delayed and will be released later in order to align with the launch of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.
Q. On the E3 Livecast, Lisa committed to shipping Fiji Gemini by Xmas. What happened?
Is Fiji Gemini delayed?
A. The product schedule for Fiji Gemini had initially been aligned with consumer HMD availability, which had been scheduled for Q415 back in June. Due to some delays in overall VR ecosystem readiness, HMDs are now expected to be available to consumers by early Q216. To ensure the optimal VR experience, we’re adjusting the Fiji Gemini launch schedule to better align with the market.
Working samples of Fiji Gemini have shipped to a variety of B2B customers in Q415, and initial customer reaction has been very positive.