AMD has stopped development of its Mantle 3D graphics API for current and future graphics cards. No new optimizations will be made, but current graphics cards will retain Mantle support at the driver level to run existing Mantle applications, but there will be no new updates or performance optimizations from AMD.
AMD has just released the Catalyst 15.7 WHQL driver suite, this is the first WHQL-signed Catalyst driver to be released in 212 days (since 14.12 Omega). The drivers add official support for Radeon R9 300 series and R9 Fury graphics processors that have launched recently.
A day before the official launch the official press deck for the Radeon R9 Fury graphics card has been leaked by eTeknix. This gives us all of the information on the card including full specifications. The card is based on the Fiji PRO graphics processor and features 3584 stream processors, 224 texture mapping units and 64 raster operating units.
AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury will be the companies second graphics cards based on the 28nm Fiji silicon. The card has been rumored to be launching in mid-July, but the specifications have been leaked online. AMD will enable 56 of the 64 compute units on the GPU, which will give it 3584 stream processors and 224 TMUs. We assume AMD will not change the ROP count so it will remain at 64. The memory will likely remain untouched at 4 GB of HBM.
After many reviews and feedback from users the biggest issue with AMD’s brand new Radeon R9 Fury X was the noisy pump-block. This pump block design has a very high-pitched whine that many users reported. It looks like AMD has gone and already revised the pump-block design on the card.
So you think having one AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is enough? How about four? Matt Buck who is an AMD Technical Support Engineer has built a system that he calls “The Furious Red Baron” with not one, but four AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards!
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about the launch of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and what we think of its performance, SSDs becoming more affordable, the horrible launch of Batman Arkham Knight and much more!
Yesterday AMD launched their brand new Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card. Within 24 hours of the launch every single SKU on the market has been sold out! Big online retailers like Amazon and Newegg are going through the restocking process and the cards are listed as “Out of Stock” on their websites.
We first reported on AMD’s Project Quantum last week and as I pointed out the unit that they were showing at the event was in fact powered by an Intel CPU. This was sort of odd since AMD makes their own CPUs and is a direct competitor with Intel. Well AMD issues a statement this week to clarify that they will offer both AMD and Intel processor options with Project Quantum.