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Radeon R9 295x2 review [Guru3D.com]
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Default Radeon R9 295x2 review [Guru3D.com] - 04-08-2014, 13:57 | posts: 26,991 | Location: Guru3D testlab

In this review we test and benchmark the R9 295x2 The R9 295x2 is the new dual-GPU monster of a graphics card from AMD. It has two fully enabled Hawaii XT GPUs and in style an exotic cooling in the fo...

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Default 04-08-2014, 14:09 | posts: 10,177 | Location: Terra Firma

Kinda similar to Nvidia's thing, $3000 for the price of $2000 GPU's vs $1500 for the price of $1000 worth of GPU's.

Must be expensive to build these giant chips and smush them together lol.

Anyway I think its pretty awesome that they managed to shove 2 full 290x's on a single card. This thing is a beast.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:40 | posts: 183 | Location: Saudi Arabia

AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta!

Gief plx... I gief cookiz!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:47 | posts: 484

Massive review, great photos. Good job.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:48 | posts: 225 | Location: Florida

In the review you list two Nvidia drivers. 335.23 and 337.50. Perhaps I missed it but which one was used for the review?
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:49 | posts: 1,757 | Location: Portugal

4k gaming on a single PCB, that´s just lovely. Beast!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:52 | posts: 3,955 | Location: Estonia

Yeah, nice card. Only the price damnit.. it's so expensive.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:57 | posts: 66 | Location: PoLoniA

Whoooa :-) What a Monster -> i love it and 1500$ not so costly after all. Good Job AMD
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:59 | posts: 2,577 | Location: Netherlands

Nice the card is on top everywhere until that 337.50 driver update when suddenly 780Ti SLI is on top again.
Too bad it can't be compared to some Mantle enabled games yet.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 14:59 | posts: 8,744 | Location: Serbia, NS

Great review, card is on league of its own, insane.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:05 | posts: 1,629 | Location: UK

This blows Titan Z out of the water in performance AND price!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:07 | posts: 11,318 | Location: UK

Impressive card.

I wouldn't wait for the Titan Z then, as even the 790 will be faster and cheaper than it, like the 780Ti was over the Titan.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:07 | posts: 25,792 | Location: Netherlands

Im somewhat disappointed about the OC tbh (especially at those temperatures).
Is the voltage the wall that is hit ? Does it have a controllable voltage controller even (afterburner)?

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Default 04-08-2014, 15:28 | posts: 6,252 | Location: Switzerland

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Nice the card is on top everywhere until that 337.50 driver update when suddenly 780Ti SLI is on top again.
Too bad it can't be compared to some Mantle enabled games yet.
Its mixed... Bioshock, Hitman, thief yes ( not at max resolution anyway ).
( but anyway, this was allready the case for Bioshock and Thief with previous drivers )

On other games, the 295x2 is in front of it.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 15:48 | posts: 12,954 | Location: Proxima \/82

crazy stuff, so ~1200€ then..
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:02 | posts: 4,259 | Location: Sweden

Phat review! Kudos to AMD for completing this achievement.
Still, these solutions are so insanely expensive.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:21 | posts: 30,919 | Location: Hampshire, UK

Absolute monster. Great job on the cooling too!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:22 | posts: 1,089 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Their best dual card yet. Sexy looking too.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:32 | posts: 6,049 | Location: Romania

Dude 1200~ euro for such a beast isn't even that much (ok it is, but compared to TITAN-Z... wow). Damn it I'm tempted again, even though I want to stick with nvidia (mainly because I got used to them) but AMD really pulls off some amazing stuff.

I'm VERY tempted to either get this or get 2x290X custom cards like MSI Lightning or something... but I actually think one 295X2 would be the cheaper option!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:33 | posts: 2,184 | Location: Canada

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Absolute monster. Great job on the cooling too!
This ^^

After the initial 290X cooling fail, it's nice to see that AMD have not made the same mistake twice.

Very slick to ship with an integrated WC solution.

I hope this becomes a trend tbh

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Default 04-08-2014, 16:42 | posts: 12,954 | Location: Proxima \/82

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.. but I actually think one 295X2 would be the cheaper option!
Colder too, very cold.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:43 | posts: 989

That is a very sexy card!
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 16:51 | posts: 5,488 | Location: THE NORTH!!!



Says it all really.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 18:01 | posts: 7

Great review.

Prices are out of control.
   
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Default 04-08-2014, 18:09 | posts: 11,318 | Location: UK

Its too fast!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9pB2IYOI9Q

   
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