Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Radeon R9 295X2 Pictured in the Flesh, Specs Leaked

Here it is, folks! The first pictures of what you get inside the steel briefcase AMD ships the Radeon R9 295X2 in. AMD got over the stonewall of having to cool two 250W GPUs with a single two-slot cooling solution, by making it an air+liquid hybrid. The cooler appears to have been designed by any of the major water-cooling OEMs (such as Asetek, Akasa, etc.), and most likely consists of a pair of pump-blocks plumbed to a single 120 x 120 mm radiator, over a single coolant loop. The coolant channel, we imagine, could be identical to that of the ROG ARES 2 by ASUS. There's also a 90 mm fan, but that probably cools heatsinks covering the memory, VRM, and PCIe bridge. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, which as you'll soon find out, are running at off-specs.

The Radeon R9 295X2, codenamed "Vesuvius," runs a pair of 28 nm "Hawaii" chips, routed to a PLX PEX8747 PCIe bridge. Each of the two have all 2,816 stream processors enabled, totaling the count to 5,632. The two also have 352 TMUs, and 128 ROPs between them. The entire 512-bit memory bus width is enabled, and each GPU is wired to 4 GB of memory totaling 8 GB on the card. Clock speeds remain a mystery, and probably hold the key to a lot of things, such as power draw and cooling. Lastly, there's the price. AMD could price the R9 295X2 at US $1,499, half that of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX TITAN-Z. In that price difference, heck, even for $500, you could probably buy yourself a full-coverage water block, and a full-fledged loop, complete with a meaty 3 x 120 mm radiator.


Sources: ChipHell, WCCFTech
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72 Comments on Radeon R9 295X2 Pictured in the Flesh, Specs Leaked

#1
buildzoid
The price is so high if I got the PCB without any cooler on it I could get it AIO WCed for about 120$(managed to do that on a GTX 590).
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#2
20mmrain
come on AMD this is almost beautiful! The price is better than the gtx titanz. Its most likely close in performance! But you had to go a head and add that stupid Heatsink/Hybrid water cooling setup. Just make a 3 slot cooler or full water block. None of this hybrid crap.

Sigh... oh well still can't wait to see some benchmarks.
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#3
Sempron Guy
this being posted on April Fools, I dunno :D. But I do have to say, if this is real, the cooler looks unappealing.
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#4
Yorgos
I'll take a guess at the price,
1200 or 1199 if it's better for you.
it would've been 1099 but I added 100$ more for the cooler.
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#6
LightningJR
I struggle to believe ANYTHING on this day.. :p
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#7
20mmrain
by: Sempron Guy
this being posted on April Fools, I dunno :D. But I do have to say, if this is real, the cooler looks unappealing.
Ahh it is Apirl 1st I forgot about that.... Speaking of that.... the specs sheet that is attached to this article claiming that it gives the real specs looks like a Copy and paste/Photo shop job. The Specs sheet Looks a lot like one that was posted here a few hours ago. WCCF Tech.

You could be right.... maybe a April Fools day joke!
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#8
Animalpak
Never seen fan grill on graphics card fans...

Everything looks cheap for 1500 bills graphics card...

April fool...
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#9
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Joke is on all of you. It's actually called the AMD R10 Zeus.
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#10
Ferrum Master
Yea yea, where is the Half Life 3 announcement, cmoon Valve... troll us harder.
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#11
LeonVolcove
Now if only TPU can able to grap this thing and bench it
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#12
ne6togadno
by: RCoon
Joke is on all of you. It's actually called the AMD R10 Zeus.
you start again? :D
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Is it just me, or is bta more folksy now than before?

Anyway why not. Beastly, but also pretty uninteresting to me.
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#14
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: RCoon
Joke is on all of you. It's actually called the AMD R10 Zeus.
  • R10 Zeus
  • Triple-slot air-cooler with 3 fans
  • Two chips with 3072 SPs enabled each
  • 16 GB total memory
  • 1050 MHz GPU, 6200 MHz memory
  • Three 8-pin connectors, two piggy-backed to each other, GTX 680 style.
  • $1,199 price.
Go.
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#15
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: btarunr
  • R10 Zeus
  • Triple-slot air-cooler with 3 fans
  • Two chips with 3072 SPs enabled each
  • 16 GB total memory
  • 1050 MHz GPU, 6200 MHz memory
  • Three 8-pin connectors, two piggy-backed to each other, GTX 680 style.
  • $1,199 price.
Go.
I will spread the word my liege.
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#16
Dj-ElectriC
I live in a world where 1200$ is laughably low for a high end graphics card.
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#17
dados8756
hahaha... my guess is correct ,it sell 1500$ :peace: horray...
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#18
ensabrenoir
........NAAAAH.....Amd can do better than that. This thing looks totally:


performance had better be:
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#19
bogami
As I predicted ! the same price with the same cooling as her predecessor 1000 pieces
for collectors.
Concerns that could have a copper block and would only 1 slot thick if I see correctly!
I m missing operating frequency and what is written already know. I see no reason for a table on which there are data that everyone knows and nothing you do not know.
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#20
Sihastru
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The zip ties make this thing look like $1500.
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The hoses look a bit too short.
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There's another fan on the card? Under a fan grill?
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Eww.
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April 1st? Trolololol.
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#21
Hilux SSRG
The pics are legit. AMD uses cheapo looking red fan blades.
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#22
JBVertexx
Total fakes. Just look at the fan dimensions compared to the card dimensions on the first picture. Then the 2nd picture the dimensions are more in line. Happy April Fool's......
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#23
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: JBVertexx
Total fakes. Just look at the fan dimensions compared to the card dimensions on the first picture. Then the 2nd picture the dimensions are more in line. Happy April Fool's......
TPU tend not to post baseless conjecture on the news wall. Maybe this is one that W1zzard has been sent. Maybe W1zzard made this card himself (it probably doesn't even work) and is fooling us all.
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#24
micropage7
first i think its KFA card, with custom layout
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#25
THE_EGG
Tbh I don't mind the hybrid design, as long as the vram, vrms and other bits stay cool with air-flow from the integrated fan.
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