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AMD publishes flurry of Radeon R9 Fury product videos

by Mark Tyson on 17 June 2015, 11:19

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AMD has published a press release following last night's New Era of PC Gaming presentation at E3. The firm has also published a flurry of YouTube videos on its official channel where it shows off and discusses products including the R9 Fury range, the Radeon 300 range, the Project Quantum mini PC and more.

Project Quantum

On the topic of the interesting Project Quantum SFF PC several reports have featured the dual-Fiji board that powers this 17+ TFLOP mini-marvel, please see above. Dr. Su revealed the board at the E3 PC Gaming show, a few hours after its own presentation. The board size is no longer than the single GPU Fury X graphics card showcased last night. It is powered by two 8-pin power inputs and features 8GB of HBM. It's uncertain when/if this component, taken from the inside of the Project Quantum PC, will make it to market.

The video above gives you a rundown of the Project Quantum PCV system, the ideas behind the prototype and how it was executed.

R9 Fury X product videos

The crux of the appeal of the Fury X card is said to be balanced between the twin advances of 4K video gaming and the demand for VR capable systems. HBM memory is a major technology behind the advances available from the Fury range. HBM memory provides smaller, lower power design possibilities with better performance.

AMD also provided us with some insight about the industrial design of its Radeon R9 Fury X.

GE Neuro VR Experience

An innovative use of the new graphical power, available thanks to the AMD Radeon R9 Fury range, was demonstrated by GE. The GE scientists are building VR experiences that let people explore creative new ways of visualizing how the brain works, the impact of sensory experiences on humans.

AMD also published videos detailing the technologies associated with its new ranges of graphics cards including; AMD FreeSync, Microsoft DirectX 12, Liquid VR and High Bandwidth Memory.

Last but not least several of the imminent (as in tomorrow) Radeon 300 range of graphics cards feature in their own videos. There are product overviews of the Radeon R7 360, the R7 370, the R9 380 and the R9 390 Series - which is embedded below.



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That board looks a bit big for the mini PC…

Is there any word on the rest of the specifications of quantum? I'm mostly interested in the processor…
CustardInc
That board looks a bit big for the mini PC…

Is there any word on the rest of the specifications of quantum? I'm mostly interested in the processor…
the socket doesn't look like am3+, it is like opteron's socket (or intel's, but I don't think amd used intel…)
Looked like the FM2 scoket but not sure what the point of putting an APU in that system would be.
Kanoe
Looked like the FM2 scoket but not sure what the point of putting an APU in that system would be.

Looking back at the Project Quantum video, at 1:08 you can see two mITX boards. They both have Intel Gb NICs, and what look very much like Intel sockets and CPUs to me (although admittedly I've never seen an opteron socket, but a quick google search shows that they have pads on the CPUs, not pins, so I could be wrong)
CustardInc
That board looks a bit big for the mini PC… …

I think mini-pc is a bit misleading - the motherboard's a reduced matx number by the look of it (what used to be called flex-atx back in the day), and the card will lie flat using a riser - a custom waterplate should mean the entire solution is no thicker than a standard single-slot PCIe card.. The segment containing the actual components looks to be around the size of a chunky desktop case (think an Antec Minuet 300), but there's another box of similar size on top of that holding the BIG rad (looks like at least a 180mm to me, and possibly even bigger). The whole system certainly isn't what I'd call “console sized”….

nitro912gr
the socket doesn't look like am3+ …

Kanoe
Looked like the FM2 scoket …

It's pretty hard to tell from the video which socket it is - even freezed and full-screened at 1080p it's very indistinct. My instincts, looking at the shape of the CPU and how much of the package is visible, is that it's a PGA socket, so probably AM3+ or FM2+ - I think if it was LGA there'd be less of the package visible under the shim. OTOH, AMD have several 8 core 65W CPUs available for socket C32, so there's no good reason they couldn't slap an unnamed processor in there which is actually an opteron with the name filed off. One thing we can definitely rule out is G34 though - that's a rectangular socket/chip.

My money would usually be on AM3+ given the target market of the system, but I'm not sure there's room on the mobo for a two-part chipset: one of the chips is clearly visible on the board but I can't see the second. If it's a single-chip chipset that would imply FM2+ (although nvidia did some single-chip solutions for the AMX series sockets, so that's not definitive), but that still doesn't mean it's got an APU beating away at the heart: AMD've made a big thing of their semi-custom business and they could easily have fabbed up a semi-custom CPU to drop in to an entirely in-house machine…