Briefly announced and discussed during AMD’s 2015 GPU product presentation yesterday morning was AMD’s forthcoming dual Fiji video card. The near-obligatory counterpart to the just-announced Radeon R9 Fury X, the unnamed dual-GPU card will be taking things one step further with a pair of Fiji GPUs on a single card.

Meanwhile as part of yesterday evening’s AMD-sponsored PC Gaming Show, CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the stage for a few minutes to show off AMD’s recently announced Fury products. And at the end this included the first public showcase of the still in development dual-GPU card.

There’s not too much to say right now since we don’t know its specifications, but of course for the moment AMD is focusing on size. With 4GB of VRAM for each GPU on-package via HBM technology, AMD has been able to design a dual-GPU card that’s shorter and simpler than their previous dual-GPU cards like the R9 295X2 and HD 7990, saving space that would have otherwise been occupied by GDDR5 memory modules and the associated VRMs.

Meanwhile on the card we can see that it uses a PLX 8747 to provide PCIe switching between the two GPUs and the shared PCIe bus. And on the power delivery side the card uses a pair of 8-pin PCIe power sockets. At this time no further details are being released, so we’ll have to see what AMD is up to later on once they’re ready to reveal more about the video card.

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  • CPUGPUGURU - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    That's a AMD problem not a NVIDIA issue, NVIDIA has been blowing AMD wide bus marketing BS into the stone age for years now. NVIDIA has been using compression since Fermi and has out performed AMD with a narrower Bus for years now while AMD has been using the Big Bus for Marketing bullet points. HBM is elegant but with only 4GB its 4K gaming obsolete, HBM2 is the real HBM deal, wait for it, or buy a 6GB Maxwell 980Ti, thats how we are rolling.
  • EpicFlails - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    Yeah and some will disagree that they have been blowing it out of the water. The compression needed due the low bandwidth has crushed Nvidia image quality as evident here.
  • CPUGPUGURU - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    FXAA Yes, MSAA/TXAA No, its not due to low bandwidth so quit flinging the FUD, its a option for those without high end hardware to optimize their graphical settings to the performance capabilities of their hardware. Not everyone is running a new top end GPU, the 980Ti wasn't available(May 26) to test so its not relevant.

    Therefore, some objects Softest shadows look better, some objects AMD CHS looks better and some can argue NVIDIA PCSS looks better/more realistic on some things, but not all.

    There doesn't seem to be one setting that does everything perfect. Each one has issues, AMD CHS suffers from some terrible noticeable dithering on the edges of shadows up close, in some situations. Softest doesn't define the shadows completely well. NVIDIA PCSS perhaps over softens shadows to the point you can't even see these in some cases, and in others creates jagged edges.

    Thanks for the link
  • Pantsu - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    Your precious 980 Ti will be just as obsolete after 16 nm cards come out. For any kind proper scenario where you want over 4 GB VRAM, you'll need more power than what these cards are able to offer.
  • CPUGPUGURU - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    Wow you're so smart for Stating the Obvious, so what's your point for making a buying decision in the here and now?

    Maxwell 6GB 980Ti is your best 4K future proofing gaming bet, that's my point. Get a zotac geforce gtx 980 ti amp! extreme or gigabyte geforce gtx 980 ti g1 they offer about 30% more performance that a stock clocked 980Ti, that's how we will be rolling.
  • FifaGamer - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    i don't hold onto any sides normally, but no matter how i look at it Fury looks like a better Engineered card at the moment. I will reserve by judgement on 4GB till i see the benchmarks and based on what my friends under NDA told me, initial testing its beating 980 Ti comfortably in most games. buying a 980Ti was a very good decision by you and its still a good card. no need to be butthurt, other people will make their buying decisions after looking at the benchmarks and not looking at hopeless rants by you
  • CPUGPUGURU - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    You just proved AMD is lying about drivers not being ready as the reason it hasn't let reviewers benchmark Fiji. AMD has lost all credibility and showing Fiji in a closed room full of paid to pump puppets that gullible you happen to know doesn't prove anything, it just shows how desperate AMD is to hide the benchmarks.

    The only fair way to benchmark Fiji and Maxwell 980Ti is air vs air water vs water cooling, so will have to wait for the benchmarks from a site like this one, because I sure don't believe what a debt laden desperate AMD pumps.
  • BillyHerrington - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - link

    What the heck is wrong with you dude ?, does AMD kill your cat or something ?
    Anandtech badly need moderator, i think Tomshardware is better place for hardware discussions since troll from kid are always deleted or hidden.
  • FlushedBubblyJock - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - link

    He made good points, and calling names and insulting is nothing to be proud of billy h, just because you didn't like his solid logic because amd was in a bad light with it you need moderation
  • Nate0007 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - link

    How old are you ? I mean really.

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