It seems like everywhere we turn nowadays 4K TVs are being advertised. Offering four times the resolution of a standard 1080p HD TV, these new screens have been dropping in price. That lowers the cost barrier for many consumers but what we don’t often hear about is the limited true 4K content available for these displays to shine. For example, in Europe, only the UK’s BT Sport offer a 4K sports channel, it launched in August. Add to that the fact that there are still no true 4K Blu-Rays, the first titles not due until sometime in 2016, and pickings start to get pretty slim for those who have invested in a 4K display.
That’s where the AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card can help answer the needs of these consumers. PC gaming is one of the only areas where true 4K content is available. Buy the latest game, such as Fallout 4, and in the options simply select 4K (3840x2160) resolution to enable the ultra-high definition experience. Of course all those pixels need a lot of performance to render so it’s great that the AMD Radeon R9 Fury GPU is one incredibly high performance card. Averaging around 40fps and never falling below 30fps in Fallout 4, it offers smooth gameplay even at Ultra Detail settings.
Chart details the average of 3 runs, using FRAPS as a recording tool, for all figures. Primary Benchmark System used. Please see below for system configuration details1
The Radeon R9 Fury card doesn’t stop at gaming with its 4K features. It will also happily output a 4K signal to a consumers display over HDMI™ or DisplayPort connectors. This includes the ability to pass through audio on the same cable, minimising wire clutter, and allowing users to see 4K streaming content from the likes of Netflix and YouTube.
For those consumers who are into productivity tasks or content creation, the Radeon R9 Fury card also excels. They can for example open up multiple 1920x1080 windows on the same display, or set a large spreadsheet to full screen, showing far more of the content than is possible on a lower resolution screen.
As for the content creators. Consumers who record 4K video with their smartphone or camera can utilise the Radeon R9 Fury GPU’s compute processing power to assist their CPU in rendering a finished video product. Combining the CPU and GPU reduces the time taken to complete a render and the Radeon R9 Fury card is easily used by products such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, by simply ticking a box in the options, to make image editing tasks more responsive and efficient.
As you can see from the details above, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury GPU is a product with 4K in its DNA. Gamers, content creators, those looking to maximise productivity and even media streamers can all benefit from the features and performance it offers.