by AMD’s new flagship card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, is finally released after nearly two long years of anticipation from the community (AMD’s last single GPU flagship, the R9 290X, was announced back in 2013). This month, the card has finally arrived in our lab, truth be told, we couldn’t be more excited to test out what AMD has claimed to be its crowning glory, and a solid competitor against its competitor. So, what’s new with the Fury X, and what makes it so special? The answer to that question can be summarized into three simple words: High Bandwidth Memory, or simply HBM, as AMD calls it. We also know your next question: What is HBM, and how is it different from the current GPU memory format?