Radeon R9 295X2 

Released April, 2014
  • 1 GHz
  • 8 GB GDDR5
8.1 Out of 10

Each of the two 6.2 billion-transistor GPUs has all its 2,816 GCN2 stream processors enabled, along with 176 texture memory units, 64 ROPs, and 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interfaces that each hold 4 GB of memory for a total of 8 GB on the card, which should be more than enough memory for any display configuration you can try out with this card.
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Given NVIDIA's announced $3000 pricing for the Titan-Z, which I doubt will be much, if any, faster than the R9 295X2, the R9 295X2 suddenly looks affordable.
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GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon R9 295X2 among Desktop GPUs


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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


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Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Radeon R9 295X2
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 295X2

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
614.07 mHash/s
332.46 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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116.41 mPixels/s
79.68 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

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1,997.66 frames/s
1,933.42 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

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651.4 mInteraction/s
844.6 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

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10.68 frames/s
7.65 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon R9 295X2

750 W is, I'd say, the absolute minimum, and 900-1000 W is better if your other system components are high-end too.

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Depending on the game and its frame rate, coil noise is more or less audible, and it changes in frequency.
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It's not the second coming of Christ and still has some technical difficulties, but its performance at 4K is simply impressive.
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The card runs at noise levels comparable to other high-end cards that are obviously slower under load, but I feel AMD could have optimized things a bit better.
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The idea is to pack enough graphics processing muscle into one card to make any game out there playable at 4K/60Hz, with the eye-candy cranked up.
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I'm not so convinced that 4K is a must anyway as I see very little difference between 2560x1600 w/ AA and 4K w/o AA in most games, so little that I wonder whether the performance hit is really worth it.
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Software voltage control should be possible, but is not supported by any software yet.
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Yet unlike a single GPU card based on two graphics processors, the R9 295X2 needs good drivers to show proper performance improvements in games, and AMD's updated driver support produced better CrossFire scaling across our test suite than ever before.
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Thanks to the low temperatures provided by watercooling, the card does not throttle during normal games, which leaves its full potential at your fingertips at all times.
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Depending on the situation (FPS, game, and load), coil nose also changes in both volume and frequency, which, at times, makes it incredibly distracting and very difficult to ignore.
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Temperatures are surprisingly low, lower than we expected from a single 120 mm radiator cooling two Hawaii GPUs.
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AMD is running both the fan on the card, which cools the VRM, and the fan on the radiator, which cools both GPUs, at speeds that are way too high to keep a card cool that is producing 40 W of heat.
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Pretty much every air-cooled graphics card is substantially quieter in idle.
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Multi card

The design goals for the Radeon R9 295X2 couldn't be more clear – to offer a no-nonsense CrossFire-on-a-stick solution made up of two R9 290X chips.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Vesuvius
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,018 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card AMD Radeon R9 295X2 1 GHz 8 GB

raw performance

Shading units 5,632
Texture mapping units 352
Render output processors 128
Compute units 88
Pixel rate 130.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 358.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 11,466 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 1,024 bit
Memory 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 500W
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Try the test also with Open GL & CL .. that did directx.. which is bias to nvidia.. I can't believe they even posted this crap.. I won't be back to this shit site again that for sure...
What a bunch of bullshit...
Or maybe a tie XD
Well yes. =/ People even spread rumors that the titan Z is stronger than R9295X. But sadly it takes two sli gtx 980 to beat this beast.
you have to admit, it is suspicious that almost all nvidia card are rated above amd card equivalents...
Shut up. you dont know anything about 4K resolutions or dual-card GPUs
Double the Passmark result of the 295x2 and the comparison should be more accurate.
This card is lunatic with a lunatic price. 4k in 60 fps. But I have no idea why this card is said here to be weaker than the gtx 780?????? Is this a bias website????
This card is lunatic with lunatic price. runs at 4k with 60 avg fps.
By the time we get some results, we only have half of them. Passmark only tested one part of the dual GPU Beast. Time will show us if we can get some benchmarks with "a bit" more accuracy.
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