AMD officially confirmed that Radeon R9 Fury X2 will be launched in early next year. Earlier this morning the company shed some light on the matter via an email to Hardware.fr.
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 Will Officially Be Released In Early 2016
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.
As you will remember, during an E3 conference, AMD presented a number of new cards from Fiji family, including Fury X and Fury Nano. Also announced that this autumn should see sales of the most efficient, Dual-core unit Fury X2 “Gemini”. That has not happened, and the company just revealed the reason for the delay.
The up and coming dual chip Radeon R9 Fury X2 – highlights two code-named “Fiji XT” graphics processing units with 4096 stream processors and 4GB of HBM memory. Altogether, the graphics solution highlights 8192 stream processors and 8GB of high-bandwidth memory. The load up has two 8-pin PCI Express power connectors, which implies that it can devour up to 375W, which may demonstrate that its clock-rates and force utilization are not by any means high.
Hardware.fr service on the question of why Radeon X2 R9 Fury did not hit the market before Christmas, the AMD representative said that it has to do with the virtual reality market. The AMD planned to issue a card in the fourth quarter of this year, among others, due to the launch of the HTC Vive. Finally, HTC Vive was postponed till April.
The delay is apparently quite large, but AMD ensures that they will ship a few samples in the fourth quarter to selected customers in order to test the models. Equipment had to be warmly welcomed. According to Hardware.fr notes, the AMD camp simply wants to improve their equipment. The network also appeared to suggest that next year’s debut of Fury X2 is related to legal battles with the company Asetek, which in early December demanded the withdrawal of Radeon R9 Fury X from sale due to liquid cooling system.