AMD’s Roy Taylor was at it again this weekend, he posted the photo you see below, which is a photo of the Tiki PC from Falcon Northwest. Taylor commented, “another peak at the world’s best developer box for VR and DX12”. In the photo you can see a graphics card, which is the R9 Fury X2 (if that is what AMD plans on calling it). From the photo we can see that it is a much longer card than the Fury X and it has an air cooler, like what we saw on the R9 Nano.
Taking a closer look at the photo we can see that this card will share the same reference design as AMD’s high-end Radeon 300 segment. If you don’t remember, reference Hawaii and Tonga cards were announced, but never were offered for sale. Taking a look at the length of the card in the photo it could very well be a Radeon R9 390X reference card, so it could indeed not be a R9 Fury X2.
If it is the Radeon R9 Fury X2 it is very surprising to see it with a blower-type cooler. We have seen triple-slot and triple-fan designs doing a great job with the Fury non-X, so do you think a dual-slot single fan design would have sufficient cooling? We do know that Fury X2 has 12 TFLOPS of single-precision computing power, so that would be somewhere around the 730 MHz range, so it could be possible.
At the same time in the photo we do not get to see the entire card. There could be tubing for an AiO solution there, we just can’t see it.
AMD is expected to show off the R9 Fury X2 at GDC next month.