We first heard about, and saw a sample of, a graphics cards with a pair of Fiji GPUs at AMD's 'New Era of PC Gaming' presentation back in June. Lisa Su famously held aloft a bare dual-Fiji board during her presentation, a board code named Fiji Gemini. Now it looks like AMD is preparing a launch event for a dual-Fiji graphics card, which will probably be called the Radeon R9 Fury X2.
Graphics card leak specialist VideoCardz reports that AMD is preparing a special event in December to launch the Fury X2. To keep the power envelope of the upcoming card below 300W the Fury X2 will likely host a pair of lower clocked Fiji XT GPUs – akin to having a pair of R9 Nanos on one board. The dual GPU card would, of course have access to 8GB of HBM backed by the processing power of 128 GCN compute units / 8192 stream processors. We also expect the Fury X2 to be liquid cooled.
Further weight is put behind the possibility of an imminent launch of the Fury X2 by none other than Johan Andersson, technical director at DICE. Andersson has previously teased unannounced AMD 295 X2 and R9 290X graphics cards so his latest Tweet would simply continue that trend.
In a Tweet published yesterday, Andersson wrote "Dat feeling when your just arrived closed liquid cooling pre-release GPU turns out to not be so closed after all." The text was accompanied by an image of some blotting paper dappled with blue fluid. It looks like the leak did us a favour by precipitating the teasing Tweet.
December is almost upon us so it shouldn't be too much longer before AMD makes its Fury X2 official. HEXUS will provide more details of any launch event and new hardware as soon as we are allowed to.