Yeah it traded blows with the *reference* 980Ti. The Fury X had very little overclock headroom being so highly overclocked out of the factory. A run of the mill factory overclocked 980Ti was faster and when user overclocking on top of it, it left the Fury X in the dust - all while still consuming less power (just like the Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080). Also, the Fury X was priced exactly the same as the 980Ti ($649 USD). The GTX 980 was $549 so the Fury X wasn't really in the same league."The Radeon R9 Fury X outperformed Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980, but traded blows with its GeForce GTX 980Ti. As a result, determining last generation's king often came down to game selection and quality settings."