Monday, April 7th 2014

ASUS Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Pictured, Pricing Revealed

Here's the first picture of an AMD add-in board (AIB) branded Radeon R9 295X2 dual-GPU graphics card, ASUS in this case. The card ships in a huge cubical box, although we're not sure if that paperboard box hides a metal suitcase inside. ASUS did away with the perforated metal grille over the central fan on the card, and plastered a couple of stickers, although the rest of the card sticks to AMD's reference board design. According to leading Turkish tech publication DonanimHaber, AMD is planning to price the Radeon R9 295X2 at US $1,499. According to older reports, the R9 295X2 is a dual-GPU CrossFire-on-a-stick graphics card, featuring two 28 nm "Hawaii" GPUs, with all 2,816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 512-bit wide memory interfaces enabled on each chip, and 4 GB of memory per GPU system, totaling the amount to 8 GB.


Source: DonanimHaber
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32 Comments on ASUS Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Pictured, Pricing Revealed

#1
radrok
by: james888
4 months ago profits are double what they are today. I wouldn't of bought a gpu for those prices for mining then, but I could see how some could. Today the difficulty has risen A LOT from all those new miners, and prices are also down probably because all the new miners sell as soon as they get any coins. Today though, miners I doubt would pay those prices.
It was bound to happen, like it happened with bitcoin.

Anyway miners go for the cheap route, the difference between this and two separate graphics cards can buy you another platform.
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#2
Xzibit
First Review is up

Forbes - Radeon R9 295x2 Review: AMD Delivers On A Promise With Exciting Liquid-Cooled GPU



2: A Radeon 295X2 is significantly cooler under load than even a single GTX 780 Ti. Nvidia has very efficient air cooling, but the cards still operate at a max temperature of about 84 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the 295X2 doesn’t crest above 60 degrees Celsius while under heavy load. And gone are the days of your 7990 blowing hot exhaust back into your chassis — with an assist from Asetek, AMD got the thermals right.
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#3
radrok
Pretty much what I've come to expect from dual Hawaii, nothing more nothing less.

Impressive package nonetheless.
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#4
Xzibit
The Sapphire variant


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#5
ParhamTorabi9650
by: AsRock
Hell better than nVidia's 3k price tag that's for sure lol ( as you said ).. How ever price is high before release so what is actually going on here.
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#6
ParhamTorabi9650
I have two Radeon R9 290X cards but it doesn't have any difference with R9 295X2. I think they are the same and I had two Titan Black cards but it didn't have less performance than TitanZ.
Titan Z is 2 times faster than Titan Black but 3 times higher price but R9 295X2 is 2 times faster than R9 290X and 2 times higher price. so as a gamer, I prefer R9 295X.
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#7
robert3892
by: ParhamTorabi9650

You're right. NVIDIA has it's first failure in a long time with the Titan-Z
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