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AMD Radeon R9 295X2

Vesuvius x2
Graphics Processor
2816 x2
Cores
176 x2
TMUs
64 x2
ROPs
4096 MB x2
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
512 bit x2
Bus Width
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Photo AMD Vesuvius Photo
The Radeon R9 295X2 was a enthusiast-class graphics card by AMD, launched in April 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Vesuvius graphics processor, in its Vesuvius XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Vesuvius graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 438 mm² and 6,200 million transistors. Radeon R9 295X2 combines two graphics processors to increase performance. It features 2816 shading units, 176 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs per GPU. AMD has placed 8,192 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 512-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 4,096 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1018 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 draws power from 3x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 500 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon R9 295X2 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 307 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 1499 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Vesuvius
GPU Variant
Vesuvius XT
(215-0852022)
Architecture
GCN 2.0
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
6,200 million
Die Size
438 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 29th, 2014
Generation
Volcanic Islands
(R9 200)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
1,499 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

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Radeon R9 295X2
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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1018 MHz
Memory Clock
1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
4096 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
512 bit
Bandwidth
320.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2816
TMUs
176
ROPs
64
Compute Units
44

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
65.15 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
179.2 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
5,733 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
716.7 GFLOPS (1:8)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
12.08 inches
307 mm
TDP
500 W
Outputs
1x DVI
4x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors
3x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.82
Shader Model
6.0

Vesuvius GPU Notes

Chip Variant: Hawaii
Graphics/Compute: GFX7 (gfx701)
Display Core Engine: 8.5
Unified Video Decoder: 4.2
Video Compression Engine: 2.0
ROCm Support

Retail boards based on this design (12)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
Club 3D R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
ColorFire R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
GIGABYTE R9 295X 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
HIS R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
PowerColor R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire R9 295X2 OC 1030 MHz 1300 MHz
VisionTek CryoVenom R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz Single-slot
VisionTek R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 295X2 1018 MHz 1250 MHz