The battle for the best graphics card is still on as NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) compete to make the most powerful graphics cards.
The competition between these two firms somehow resembles the rivalry between Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. The rivalry has become more intense particularly because of the two gaming devices. Since the two firms introduced the latest generation consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the gaming PC industry has received the need for upgrades. This is to keep up with the latest video game titles that demand extreme computing capacity and rendering.
A few weeks ago, Nvidia introduced its latest high-performance cards, the GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti. The two measured up well in their overall performance. AMD is now retaliating with their latest liquid cooled graphics card,the Radeon Fury X. AMD designed the new card with its latest GPU architecture, featuring a High bandwidth memory. One of the major advantages of the new card is the enhanced power efficiency.
After a lot of performance testing, enthusiasts have concluded that the Radeon lineup is a worthy competitor for the GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti from NVidia. The Radeon Fury is expected to launch on July 14 on Asus and Sapphire. The base price of the fury will be $549. There are a few minor differences between the Fury and the Fury X especially the GPU clock. The cooling solution is one of the noteworthy features.
The new air-cooled version offers considerably powerful performance, especially compared to its liquid-cooled predecessor. The new Graphics architecture opens up the capacity of the devices while offering new advantages. Therefore, one can only expect future cards to be extremely engineered. The rivalry between the two firms is good news, particularly for heavy gamers. These cards can handle latest graphics demanding games like the popular Grand Theft Auto V, Batman Arkham Knight, the latest Tomb Raider franchise and many other titles. They are exactly what gaming machines require to maintain proper flow at 60 FPS and 1080P.