Tuesday, April 8th 2014

AMD Announces the Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card

AMD announced its flagship graphics card for this generation, the dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2. Based on a pair of fully-loaded "Hawaii" GPUs, the same ones that drive the R9 290X, the card features a premium built with an air+liquid hybrid cooling solution. Each of the card's two chips feature 2,816 GCN2 stream processors, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interfaces, holding 4 GB of memory. The total memory amount on the card is hence 8 GB. It uses a PLX PEX8747 PCIe gen 3.0 x48 bridge chip to marshal data between the two GPUs, and the rest of the system. The best part, it draws power from just two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. AMD is asking US $1,499 for the R9 295X2, which is half that of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX TITAN-Z. It should be available for purchase on April 21.
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14 Comments on AMD Announces the Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card

#1
Chaitanya
I won't be surprise if crypto-coin miner buy tons of these new cards. Sadly AMD won't be getting any share of profit in case the prices of these cards skyrocket like the did in case of R9-290/x. Neither gamers will benefit out of that situation.

Edit: I think the radiator might be a touch too thin for cooling those monster GPUs. I have a R9-290 in my office that we use for OpenCL programming and that card runs too hot even with an AC.
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#2
Kalroth
The GPU scrypt mining scene is nearly dead, and the ROI of this card is so low (if any) that most miners will avoid it. If the price on this card is jacked up, it won't be because of demand.
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#3
Patriot
Do we need press releases for all of the different reference cards?
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#4
micropage7
Patriot said:
Do we need press releases for all of the different reference cards?
yep, since different brand you cant put all into one page even the products are the same
btw i would like to see it in full water cooled or full air cooled with triple slot maybe
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#5
Patriot
micropage7 said:
yep, since different brand you cant put all into one page even the products are the same
btw i would like to see it in full water cooled or full air cooled with triple slot maybe
Why not...
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micropage7
Patriot said:
Why not...
i guess for brand, they would like has own space for displaying their product.
in other words it will help the brand to promote their product.
so every new stuff launched we gonna have many press release from various brands
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#7
dados8756
someone help me answer this... its okay for monsterous gpu card only have 2 caps on pcb @_@" ?
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Patriot
dados8756 said:
someone help me answer this... its okay for monsterous gpu card only have 2 caps on pcb @_@" ?
It has a lot more than 2. Not all capacitors are shaped the same way.

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#9
xvi
I don't need it, but I NEED it. You know?
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#10
suraswami
Does this card allow me to kill somebody in BF4 even before they spawn?
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#11
night.fox
suraswami said:
Does this card allow me to kill somebody in BF4 even before they spawn?
seriously?
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#12
xvi
suraswami said:
Does this card allow me to kill somebody in BF4 even before they spawn?
I thought that was how you play the game.
Loadout with machine gun, spawn on contested flag. Are you alive? If yes, hold left mouse, flail wildly.
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#13
nem
Patriot said:
It has a lot more than 2. Not all capacitors are shaped the same way.


almost all capacitor used in the graphics card are ceramic capacitors so the electrolitics and solids capacitors each time they are less used in graphics card high end
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suraswami
xvi said:
I thought that was how you play the game.
Loadout with machine gun, spawn on contested flag. Are you alive? If yes, hold left mouse, flail wildly.
night.fox said:
seriously?
I don't see why would somebody need a $1500 card? FirePro or profressional grade is understandable.
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