Stock Performance Overview
As I mentioned in the introduction to this review, you won’t see a whole lot of individual performance results in this review since they are basically identical to those we have previously posted. If you do happen to want the full rundown on how the AMD Fury compares to the Fury X, the R9 290X, the GTX 980 and the GTX 980 Ti, then please look over my first review of the GPU from last month.
Here’s a quick rundown based on our testing: the ASUS Strix R9 Fury and its AMD Fury GPU, in their out of box settings, creates an incredibly powerful enthusiast graphics card. Compared to the Radeon R9 290X, the Fury is about 30% faster and compared to the flagship Fury X product, the AMD Fury is only 8-10% slower. That puts the Fury in a great spot in AMD’s product lineup, producing results very close to those of the Fury X, without the need to mount a water cooler, all for $100 less.
The Sapphire F9 Fury results are listed, but match the ASUS Strix R9 Fury performance
If we see how the ASUS Strix R9 Fury compares to the likes of the GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti, we see that it rests almost directly between them. In our testing, the GTX 980 Ti is about 10% faster overall but the GTX 980 is 15% slower. Obviously there is going to be some variance on a game to game basis in real world testing, of which I have included a few graphs below to demonstrate, but the general rules above seem to fit.
With a general overview of how the ASUS Strix R9 Fury card compares to the landscape behind us, let’s dive into what makes it unique.