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Radeon R9 295X2 Pictured in the Flesh, Specs Leaked

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. THE_EGG

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    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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    I want btarunr's R10 Zeus even if with a 500W TDP. :toast:


    As this information... IDK the card looks "real" enough, but the rad/fan assembly appears just too generic. It looks like an early engineering sample and not a finished production unit. I might concede there will be initial cards in the fancy case at $1500, as unfortunately collector units, which I don’t subscribe to. Hopefully AMD that's not completely the "case", and just some "Special Edition" with a bunch of bundled crud, while there might a be the a reference package at $1300.

    I just would consider they’d stuck to "more or less" standard style water blocks, while I might have gone with something truly exotic like vapor chamber that’s then cooled by water?
     
  3. lastcalaveras

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    I don't think this fits in most cases, just by length alone
     
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    I'm looking at the card height in the first picture relative to the fan size. It's no more than 75% of the fan width, which would place the card height at 90mm. We're about 10-15mm short, so I just think this is photo-shopped. So then I think that it could be a 140mm rad (which wouldn't make sense from a product standpoint), but then the 2nd picture the dimensions are about right for a 120mm rad.

    Plus, is a single 120mm rad enough to cool almost 600W TDP? Maybe in AMD's world it is......
     
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    I hope it's fake because otherwise it's a bit embarrassing for a $1500 product. I don't know where to start, it just looks like a mess.
     
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    Damn the prices are running up by every generation's dual-GPU card. If I remember right, wasn't a HD3870X2 cheaper than 2 normal HD3870's?
     
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    Uh, yep. $369 for a 3870, $600 for the 3870X2. I bought 2x 3870X2.

    And frankly, given the grunt offered, I am glad to see price increases. With all the "PC GAMING IS DEAD" "OC IS DEAD" "DESKTOPS ARE DEAD" and "EVERYTHING IS DEAD", sales have dropped, so of course prices are on the rise. Those that do buy high-end hardware...still buy it, too, so why wouldn't they increase prices?

    With the price of a 290X being $750, $1500 for a dual GPU card seems right. It's not less, simply because of the size of the GPU die(3870 was much smaller), plus this card pulls more power(3870x2 was 6+8 pin).

    I also take that to mean that prices of AMD cards will not drop any time soon.

    But then, given the date, this is all probably BS. I am just gonna turn my PC off now...
     
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    Can it be longest card ever? :)
     
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    (No crossfire finger on the top)

    makes me not doubt its validity
     
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    Do what? They did away with crossfire fingers for this gen anyway, they're doing all multi-card calls over the PCI-E bus.
     
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    Pricing on 290X near that $750 any longer...?

    Most all AMD's offerings (270 Non-X on up) are sitting a proud MSRP but not as they were.

    I see just 3 290X above $700 on PCpicker, but many are working torward at least decent like the PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X 4GBD5-PPDHE for $570 w/FS at Egg. There some 7 specials that show between $570-600 (5-10%). Just to contrast there are like 6 780Ti which are under MSRP and one Gigabyte GV-N78TOC-3GD at $660 or 5%.
     
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    that's why I don't think this is just a April fool's day joke
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I live in a different country. Your prices are not mine, unfortunately. Prices have recently INCREASED to the $750 point.

    I can get one single 290X for $699..the MSI GAMING. 290 non-X is still $550+
     
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    That thing is totally un-Radeon style in every detail. Visually, technically, marketing-wise...

    Anyone not getting immediately by intuition that this is an April's joke, is a full year's fool. :D
     
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    2X 250W GPUs connected to a single 120x120mm radiator, there's no way anything can go wrong with that!

    Why people choose to compromise so much by going with dual GPU cards is beyond my feeble mind, but I guess there must be a market for such cards.

    I can't wait for people with a modicum of inteligence to cut off that puny radiator and connect the hoses to something more reasonable to cool off 500W of heat output, like a 120x360mm radiator.

    Then again, people with a modicum of intelligence will not go for this card (or any other dual GPU card) in the first place :shadedshu:

    EDIT: oh, I just realized the date! Nice one TPU, you give really went the extra mile for this one! :toast:
     
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    Oh by the way the so-called chiphell source gives
    :laugh:
     
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    So AMD are now contracting XFX as a design house?
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    Looks like a hybrid of
    [​IMG] with a red fan [​IMG]
     
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    How the hell have they put two 512 bit memory interface plus all that power regulators on just a single PCB? How's that even possible?
     
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    so it's not April fool ? wow
     
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    Try again. It actually loads a thread.
     
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    Oh you're talk'n Canadian Dollar (CAD) and so yes April 1, 2014, 570.00 U.S. dollar(s) = 628.54 Canadian Dollar(s).
    But your right prices in Canada aren't following suite... strange I don't normally see North America (not Mexico) as off by all that much.

    Just looking today NCIX on the US site has that PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X 4GBD5-PPDHE for $650 USD [$716 CAD] terrible, although on the Canadian site it's $680 CAD [$616 USD]. That means you in the Great North are getting a price break (5%) but it's still out of wack.

    Working from the $550 USD MSRP, in Canadian Dollars that $606 CAD or using that $680 CAD price about 12-13% above MSRP, while Egg at $570 today it's just 3-4% higher than MSRP.

    Sorry didn't mean to confront, but was just pointing out at least here in the Continental 48 it has gotten much better.
     
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    I'm not surprised at all that there are no clock speeds. Remember, AMD doesn't even list an official clock speed for the R9 290/X. It's only "Up to xxx MHz" The reviewers had to test the card and then only guess at the base clock speed.

    The dual Hawaii card will likely be no different, and there will be no guaranteed clock speed. It will vary sample to sample.
     
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    Indeed, now it does. It all looks like a Chiphell 发表于 2014-4-1 -joke to me.
     
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    Don't know how much you can trust a post showing a 6990 with 3200sp instead of the 3072 that it actually has :rolleyes:
     
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    you must be pretty young then? :D

    download.jpg fx5950u.jpg leadtek1_fx5900_b.jpg

    oh well it would have been good if the "hybride" was a "Poseidon" type ... and if a ARES II can cool 2 7970 GHZ why not ... oh wait ... do the rad here is a 25mm or a 4.6" x 5.8" x 1.9" like the ARES II :roll:
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    also why everybody ask price and wattage and others give a different answer each time. isn't it supposed to be 500w and ~1500$ :roll:

    tho 1500$ is cheap compared to a Titan Z :D
     

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