Monday, March 17th 2014

AMD "Hawaii" Based Dual GPU Graphics Card Could be Named R9 295X2

AMD's dual-GPU flagship graphics card that runs a pair of 28 nm "Hawaii" GPUs is no unicorn, as the company began teasing the press about it. Dutch tech publication BouweenPC.nl dug up info that points to AMD naming the card "Radeon R9 295X2." The two "Hawaii" GPUs are expected to feature a core clock speed of no less than 1000 MHz, according to the report. It also adds that AMD is working on a air+liquid (hybrid) cooling solution for the card. Its cooler will feature heatsinks with a running air flow to cool the memory, VRM, and other hot ancillary components; while two liquid cooling blocks will dissipate heat form the GPUs. This would also mean that installing the R9 295X2 won't be as simple as pushing it into a PCIe slot, fastening a couple of screws, and plugging the PSU in. ASUS attempted a similar cooling solution for its Republic of Gamers ARES II graphics card.

Source: BouweenPC.nl
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15 Comments on AMD "Hawaii" Based Dual GPU Graphics Card Could be Named R9 295X2

#1
sergionography
Awesome I can finally make pizza and bake cake while I game
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HumanSmoke
by: sergionography
Awesome I can finally make pizza and bake cake while I game
If it's liquid cooled, then it might be less FermiGrill, and more Samovar ( or Espresso maker)
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#3
bogami
This will be at list 1500$.( Picture ARES)
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#4
haswrong
are the gpus finally 20nm or less?
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ShurikN
by: haswrong
are the gpus finally 20nm or less?
Did you read the first sentence...
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bogami
by: haswrong
are the gpus finally 20nm or less?
nop 28 nm stell 750 maxvell.. stell 28 nm and all the rest to!:cry:
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Hilux SSRG
Just when I started to get acclimated to the new AMD naming standard, they throw a "R9 295X2." :shadedshu:
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xorbe
by: Hilux SSRG
Just when I started to get acclimated to the new AMD naming standard, they throw a "R9 295X2." :shadedshu:
Should I hold out for the R9 295X X2 XXX Toxic?
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Hilux SSRG
by: xorbe
Should I hold out for the R9 295X X2 XXX Toxic?
Toxic is eye poping green or orange? If it matches your rig. then go for it!


But I have to wonder if this is a quick grab by AMD for headlines before Nvidia's Maxwell series drops in Spring/Summer 2014. When is AMD coming out with the next Islands series, Fall 2014?
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arbiter
by: bogami
This will be at list 1500$.( Picture ARES)
sounds about right, though report of them being clocked to at least 1000mhz i think is bogus. 600watts for 1 card would need a min of 4x8pin with probably a 5th just to be safe
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Xzibit
by: arbiter
sounds about right, though report of them being clocked to at least 1000mhz i think is bogus. 600watts for 1 card would need a min of 4x8pin with probably a 5th just to be safe
$1500 was ASUS Ares II price. AMD 7990 was introduced at $1000.

AMD did state prior to Hawaii launch that they would reserve the 1k price point for ultra enthusiast

I'm guessing $800-$1000 MSRP (before USA e-tailers inflate it)

It will be interesting to see how the first XDMA Duel-GPU does. If its indeed 295. I'm guessing they removed some redundancy between the chips.
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Scrizz
by: arbiter
sounds about right, though report of them being clocked to at least 1000mhz i think is bogus. 600watts for 1 card would need a min of 4x8pin with probably a 5th just to be safe
don't worry it comes bundled with its own special PSU.
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