1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hardware AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 8 Apr 2014.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    159
  2. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

    Joined:
    5 May 2009
    Posts:
    1,574
    Likes Received:
    8
    Personally I prefer the ASUS approach to hybrid cooling with their ROG Poseidon range. This system looks tacky and more like a botch job to me rather than a professional design.

    Considering the dual GPU nature I am surprised that no SLi or XFire set-ups were compared.
     
  3. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    159
    We would have had we had two samples of anything on hand. Sadly it was too short notice to get anything else in, hopefully we'll be able to for when Titan Z comes in.
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    179
    Woot for AMD math

    1 x 8pin power is 150w

    so 2 is 300w and

    the slot for 75 w = 375.

    wonder where the extra 125w is coming from ;)
     
  5. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    159
    This card needs a lot more current per connector, so that's where :p
     
  6. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    179
    cant increase the voltage since that's fixed at 12v , so they must be stuffing more amps through....
     
  7. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    159
    Yeah, you need them connected to separate 12V rails that can each supply 28A.
     
  8. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    12,720
    Likes Received:
    446
    It's pretty ugly. For that and the ridiculous price I think I'll pass.
     
  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    179
    so its openly way above pcie spec then?


    since 175 (w)/12(v) = 15(a) or just under

    this it it at 336watts per 12v rail....
     
  10. SimoomiZ

    SimoomiZ Member

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    2
    That 4k performance makes it look fairly future proof. Were it more competitively priced vs Titan Black they could have a winner.

    Guessing with regards to the BF4 bench, the mantle driver doesn't support this yet?
     
  11. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

    Joined:
    7 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    3,421
    Likes Received:
    70
    Beast card :)
     
  12. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    1,660
    Likes Received:
    99
    Personally I think the box looks nicer than the card itself. Can't deny the performance figures though.

    You can just tell that a few years down the line, this generation of GPUs is going to be one where we look back and ask "What the F*** went wrong with the pricing there".
     
  13. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    179

    titan black is like $1100 and titan Z is apparently $3000
     
  14. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,700
    Likes Received:
    99
    Pricing is crazy, 2 780s or 2 780 ti or 2 r290x would be both cheaper and faster and probably consume less power in the nvidia solutions.

    You could also likely afford to buy a seperate water cool loop with the 2 780s or 2 r290x setup.

    Nice to see these cards made but they are for milionaires as id take the 2 seperate cards over duel gpu any day of the week. My last experience of duel gpu was awful and I wont be going back to it again.

    As for 4k gaming this card or 2 of any of the mensioned cards will only satisfy you if you are happy under 60fps I never could be.

    Performance wise maxwell should be alot quicker than the current cards and hopefully a more realistic price to boot ( have my douts on this one )

    Computer technology in general pricing as gone up alot in recent years.
     
  15. SimoomiZ

    SimoomiZ Member

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    2
    Cryptocurrency mining has been keeping the AMD cards' prices artificially high too. So the Nvidia prices are becoming absurd.

    Wonder how much R9 295X2 would be without that watercooling kit? As anyone laying down that sort of cash will probably put their own block on and integrate it into an existing loop.
     
    Last edited: 8 Apr 2014
  16. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    159
    Seems that way, though I doubt that actually means anything.
     
  17. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,380
    Likes Received:
    253
    Did the article just vanish for anyone else?
     
  18. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    100
    Good performance for what it is and decent temps.

    Still cannot think of anything else to say other than Meh!
     
  19. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    4,487
    Likes Received:
    117
    reminds me of old school cards with the red transparent fans
     
  20. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    159
    The actual GPU temperature is probably closer to 70 degrees, though compared to even a single R9 290X that's pretty damn good, and as I said I didn't see the card throttling.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page