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AMD releases the X2 R9 295, a real monster

AMD releases the X2 R9 295, a real monster

April 13, 2014 1:30 am0 comments

AMD has finally presented the R9 295 X2, a new dual-GPU graphics card with two Hawaii XT chips, becoming the rival of the NVIDIA GTX TITAN Z.

AMD X2 R9 295

The Sunnyvale Company has opted for the Hawaii XT kernel, which offers a better performance, but also consumes more power and generates more heat.

Consumption should not be a problem if we have a quality PSU. A 900-1000W 80 Plus Gold certified one should be enough, depending on the rest of the components, while the heat is taken care of by the hybrid cooling system it has. The device uses two 8-pin connectors.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at its specs:

  • 5632 stream processors (2816 per GPU).
  • 352 texturing units (176 per GPU).
  • 128 raster units (64 per GPU).
  • One 512-bit bus per GPU.
  • 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM per GPU.
  • 1018 MHz (for GPU).
  • 5GHz of effective processing frequency.

AMD X2 R9 295

It will cost around 1099 dollars.

Here are some of the results we obtained with this new graphics card in current games with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), along with a Core i7-4770K at 4.2 GHz and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM at 1600 MHz

  • Battlefield 4 on ultra, unfiltered 68 FPS.
  • Crysis 3 on ultra, unfiltered : 27 FPS.
  • Far Cry 3 on ultra, unfiltered : 57 FPS.
  • Metro Last Light on Ultra, unfiltered: 48 FPS.
  • Assassin’s Creed IV on ultra, unfiltered: 39 FPS.

The temperature of both GPUs remains stable at all times, between 60 and 70 degrees while operating at full load, so the cooling system works flawlessly.

In short, this computer can handle pretty much everything we throw at it.

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