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AMD’s E3 Press Conference, Fury X Launch and More

The computer scene has been notoriously absent from E3 until today. Does that mean it should be called E4? I guess not since it’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3+C? I’m not sure, but amidst the announcement of numerous console titles, AMD was able to take the show floor and announce their new line-up of graphics cards. Reviews will give us the official verdict, but based on what I’m seeing, I think enthusiasts everywhere have plenty of reasons to be excited. Please welcome AMD’s Fury series, the R9 300 series, and a little surprise known as the Project Quantum! The new Fiji architecture is shaping up to be a serious contender in the GPU market. The flagship model, the Fury X, has 4 GBs of stacked HBM while packing a massive 4096 stream processors. The Fury is just slightly cut down with 3584 stream processors. The flagship model will only come with a liquid cooler, but the smaller sibling will have an air cooler. WCCF Tech did some estimates on performance in overall gaming which seemingly puts the Fury X on top of the pile and while we’ll have to wait for the official reviews on the 24th, the Fiji core isn’t looking too shabby at the time being. Meanwhile, while the power rating is still up there at 275W, the card maintains a modest 50c temperature and is being described as an overclocker’s dream. The other interesting bit is the launch prices of $649 and $549 respectively, which looks to be pretty fair considering the est...

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