Behind us, the newly launched graphics card Radeon R9 Fury X, which is well-suited to play demanding games on 4k resolution. But how well it performs in the professional application – eg. Rendering 3D scenes or generating cryptocurrency type of Bitcoin? Let’s see how it performs on the new level ground.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Performance in Professional Applications: LuxMark and BitMinter Bitcon

AMD Fury X - The Titan Killer Killed By Nvidia GTX 980Ti - Benchmarks

For a start, let us remember the specification of Fury X – The Radeon R9 Fury X includes the “full fat” variant of AMD’s Fiji GPU. Code named Fiji XT this chip is 596mm² large making it the greatest GPU AMD has made by a wide margin. The First Generation of HBM is limited to 4Gb of memory so the Graphics card is packed with 4 GB of HBM memory that operates along a 4096-bit wide bus interface, clocked at 500 MHz and pumps out 512 GB/s bandwidth. The core frequency is 1050 MHz, while the turbo boost frequency is unknown to us. At last for display outputs the card is featuring total three display ports, including a single HDMI connector.

We tested the card performance on benchmark tools like LuxMark 3.0 rendering engine uses luxrender (OpenCL) and BitMiner application to generate virtual currency Bitcoin – the results are good considering single Core GPU in comparison with other models from the camp of AMD and NVIDIA.

Test System Specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K
  • Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
  • RAM: 4x 4GB of Corsair DDR3 1600MHz
  • SSD Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256 GB
  • Monitor: Philips BDM4065UC
  • System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Drivers: AMD Catalyst 15.7 WHQL and Game Ready NVIDIA GeForce 353.30

LuxMark 3.0 


The result Radeon R9 Fury X are somewhat uncertain. On the one hand, this is undoubtedly the fastest single core Graphics card in this test, but – considering its specification – the result seems to be a bit below then expectations.

BitMinter 1.6.1 


Like the first test AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is on the top in second too, but considering Single Core Graphics card Radeon Fury X has performed well. The GPU featuring latest Graphics architecture and new Generation of HBM memory is easily ahead in this test from its competitors from “green” camp.

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