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You'll have to wait a bit longer for the world's fastest graphics card

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A few days ago, AMD announced that their fastest graphics card, the Dual-Fiji "Gemini," release date will be pushed back to align with the release of VR headsets. The dual-GPU Radeon would've initially released before the end of 2015.

"The product schedule for Fiji Gemini had initially been aligned with consumer HMD (Head Mounted Display) availability, which had been scheduled for Q415 back in June. Due to some delays in overall VR (Virtual Reality) ecosystem readiness, HMDs are now expected to be available to consumers by early Q216. To ensure the optimal VR experience, we’re adjusting the Fiji Gemini launch schedule to better align with the market. Working samples of Fiji Gemini have shipped to a variety of B2B customers in Q415, and initial customer reaction has been very positive." AMD via videocardz

The Fiji Gemini will replace AMD's R9 295X2 as the world's fastest graphics card. Here's a breakdown of the specs, courtesy of WCCF Tech:

  • Two Fiji XT GPU's - both to operate at clock speeds of up to 1000Mhz
  •  Stacked 8GB of HBM VRAM - operates at a clock speed of 500Mhz
  • Combined memory bandwidth of one Terabyte per second

According to WCCF Tech, "AMD is targeting an 80% boost in 4K and 2560×1440 gaming performance as compared to a single Fiji XT GPU at the same frequencies. AMD has also set a very aggressive target for frame consistency with net frame variance that’s less than 20% with their frame pacing technology."

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