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XFX R9-FURY-4QFA RADEON R9 FURY X 4GB HBM Liquid Cooled 4096-Bit PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: :: Cool & Quiet; No coil whine
:: Best performing DX12 GPU
:: FreeSync
:: Price~Performance ratio best in class behind standard Fury
:: Melts 1080p games
:: Runs CURRENT 1440p games at max
:: HMB memory
:: A++ driver support
:: VR and 4K capable
:: Support competition vs. Intel & NVidia

Cons: :: Large fan, will be difficult to attach in small cases; do measurements
:: Power hog; Consider upgrading to 700W+ PSU; Higher power draw means PSU fans working harder (And louder)
:: Bad value compared to standard Fury. Buy the Fury if you do not have heat problems

Other Thoughts: Let me start off by saying; It's good to be home.

I haven't owned an AMD/ATI product since the Athlon 64 X2 days and my old ATI X800 Pro. Still remember my first custom build like it was yesterday!

I know AMD use to have a bad rep with driver support and quality; But I can say after upgrading the drivers now multiple times and changing many settings; Drivers come out swiftly, and perform well. And since I'm coming from an NVidia build; Let me tell you they have been dropping the ball month after month.

I researched for about 2 weeks before purchasing; The biggest misconception is that the 4GB of HBM will hinder the performance and the RX 480 is the better buy; This is completely FALSE. 4GB of HBM while true it can be used up rather quickly in high demand games; Will not underperform a 480, ever. HBM due to its' speed will always turnover quicker than standard memory and will ALWAYS beat the 480 by a large margin barring any engine/driver problems. Do not be scared of the 4GB of memory for this day and age. It may become an issue in 1-2 yrs at 1440p and higher; But it is no problem now. The proof is in the benchmarks. The 480 8GB struggles to even stay in the shadow of the Fury's at the same settings, regardless of the game and settings. This will be true even 2 yrs from now.

This is not a card that you can expect to max out games 4 yrs down the road. If you are looking for extended future proof you need to invest in a 1080 or at LEAST a 1070. There is no AMD alternative to them unless you are interested in crossfire; In which case, yes this can compete and even beat the 1080 in DX12; Assuming the game performs and supports CF.

Dollar per performance, no card comes close to the Fury. The Fury X is not as good value. I purchased it because I need the cooler card because i'm running air, multiple HDD's and a lot of overclocking and benchmarking. This card is not for your "Average" gamer. The standard Fury will do almost as good as this at a huge dollar saving. Buy the Sapphire Nitro Fury if you aren't sure; because chances are you wont need the Fury X, and you're cutting into your value.

When you compare this to NVidia. Don't just compare GPUs. Yes the Fury's beat the NVidia cards in value. But when you factor in Gsync vs FreeSync, the comparison ends in a landslide. To get the same performance in an NVidia card and Gsync monitor you're talking $300-600 totals in premium. It's insane. There is no comparison. To argue otherwise is just stupid.

If you're still running 1080p and "Considering" 1440p it means you have no intention of 4K any time soon; don't waste your money on the over-the-top NVidia cards. Buy yourself a Fury and game at max for the next 2 yrs. Everything is else overflow at 1080p and 1440p. The Fury can handle EVERYTHING at 60 FPS+. And if you're like me, and don't typically buy modern games; there is no use for anything above a Fury.

And as consumers we have a job to put NVidia in its place. Their price gouging and premiums on the same exact products, like Gsync, is a slap in the face to gamers everywhere, and they are taking their brand for granted. They are doing what Sony did 5-10 years ago with TVs and Laptops. Consumers need to stand against the greed, do not pay for the stubbornness and greed of NVidia. Support AMD and let them shake up things at NVidia HQ so they wake up. We will all benefit from that.

I hope I could help someones decision; As I struggled this gen when upgrading as well. But I made the right choice.

PS: Upgraded from a NVidia 660 TI, Framerates have doubled ~ tripled with higher or same settings.

::Current Build::
Corsair D550 Case
i5 3570K @ 4.5 GHZ on Noctua D15
32GB Corsair DDR4 Dominator
1 TB Samsung EVO SSD
1 TB WD Black
750W Corsair Platinum Modular PSU

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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C9
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Long lasting. Good quality.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I've owned 4 sticks for over 4 years now. Lasted under solid overclocks and at times, high temps. Corsair memory is so reliable, will never change brands for memory.

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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C9
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Long lasting. Good quality.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I've owned 4 sticks for over 4 years now. Lasted under solid overclocks and at times, high temps. Corsair memory is so reliable, will never change brands for memory.

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Devin M.'s Profile

Display Name: Devin M.

Date Joined: 01/04/08

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 10/23/13
  • Last Review: 12/28/16
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