- Created: Tuesday, 28 April 2020 17:47
- Written by Kana Maru
AMD Fury X 2020 - Kana's FineWine Edition
During a fierce battle for the GPU crown a much smaller company, AMD, prepares to release the Radeon Fury X. Never failing to rain on a sunny day parade, Nvidia releases the GTX 980 Ti two weeks before the Fury X in an attempt to undercut any hype for AMD. The hype train was off the rails for both companies during these times. This was a huge deal for AMD because not only were they reviving the Fury brand name, they were also releasing a new technology called “HBM” - High Bandwidth Memory. In my opinion HBM was a game changer and one of the major deciding factors during my decision between the 980 Ti and the Fury X. The raw performance numbers looked breathtaking. During this time AMD was trying to re-build trust from enthusiast while fighting several battles at once against Intel & Nvidia. AMD also promised to focus more on driver related issues and to update drivers more often. I took them to their word and they have delivered on several occasions. Nearly every new game released over the past 5 years either has drivers ready or promptly available after release.
It feels like it was just yesterday when I was undervolting and underclocking my Fury X while still getting well over 60FPS in Doom (2016) @ 4K with "Nightmare" graphical settings. Time flies and nearly 5 years after the Fury X release I am still running my Fury X and enjoying the latest and greatest games. It has been 4 years since my last Fury X Review which you can read by clicking here.AMD FineWine keeps getting better and better. That doesn’t mean that the card wasn’t great on Day 1. I enjoyed the heck out of this GPU every year since I first purchased it in 2015. The fact that I can still play several newer games in 4K with near maxed out settings in 2020 is amazing in my honest opinion. I’m also using a 12 year old platform, Intel X58, to perform the benchmarks. While I might not have the latest and greatest tech my workstation\gaming rig is still capable.