Thursday, June 18, 2015

MC2 Post 2028 It's All About the Hardware AMD Returns with a FURY

AMD reveals HBM-powered Radeon Fury graphics cards, new R300-series GPUs

The rumors were true: The Radeon R9 Fury X is water-cooled, loaded with stream processors, and looks to be an absolute beast.

AMD's Returns to the Battle of  Top Video Graphics Cards...

The wait is finally over. A year and a half after the launch of the R200-series, months after Nvidia refreshed its entire GeForce lineup, AMD has lifted the veil off its new Radeon graphics card lineup: the Fury series, powered by revolutionary high-bandwidth memory (HBM), and the company’s brand new Fiji GPU.


Leading the charge is the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, which is capable of driving Tomb Raider to 45 frames per second at 5K resolution and Ultra settings, and offers 1.5 times the performance per watt of AMD’s previous R9 290X flagship. The graphics card boasts 4,096 stream processors—an incredible jump over the R9 290X’s 2816. The Radeon R9 Fury X packs 8.9 billion transistors, compared to the R9 290X’s 6.3 billion transistors.

Given that AMD—like Nvidia—is still using the 28nm manufacturing process, the Fiji GPU itself must be massive.

The Radeon R9 Fury X comes with integrated closed-loop water cooling, much like AMD’s dual-GPU Radeon R9 295x2. “You’ll be able to overclock this thing like no tomorrow,” AMD CTO Joe Macri says. 

“This is an overclocker’s dream.”

Simply put, this thing sounds like a beast. And yes, it’ll come with an illuminated Radeon logo when it launches on June 24 for $649.

The Fury X isn’t the only Fiji-powered Radeon, however. An air-cooled version dubbed the Radeon R9 Fury will be available July 14 for $549, while an unnamed mega-model with a pair of 
Fiji GPUs is also in the works.


It appears, Even with the showings of  XBox One and Playstation at E3 were on display this Week in LA, with all Kinds of Fresh Gaming Titles,  PC Gaming Is Getting Top Shelf Goodness as well.

Wingman.  See TWiCH (This Week in Computer Hardware) and PCPerspectives for latest 

Info on the new AMD Offerings and Much much More...



The  $150 Dollar Joystick .....    

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$150 Xbox One "Elite" Controller Revealed at E3 2015


As part of Microsoft's E3 2015 briefing today, the company officially announced a new Xbox One controller.

It's called an "Elite" controller, and it aims to offer "pro level precision." The wireless pad has hair trigger locks, swappable components, and button and paddle remapping.

The new controller has been designed for Xbox One and Windows 10, and is different than the slightly tweaked Xbox One controller that comes with the new 1TB Xbox One console.






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