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R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
04-23-2014, 01:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-23-2014, 01:59 PM by Rapajez.)
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R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
How about this thing? http://www.anandtech.com/show/7930/the-a...5x2-review

Unlike most of the predecessors, it's actually as fast as 2 real R9 290X's in CF. No shared memory buses or any cut corners. Plus the reference card is water cooled? Crazy stuff.

CF issues aside, it's the fastest thing in one slot. Great for a crazy SFF PC. At $1500 MSRP, I'd think anyone else dropping that money would rather have a big case with a faster 780 TI SLI ($1400).

On a related note, the Tri-X R9 290 is now down to $430 on NewEgg, with 3 free games.

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04-23-2014, 02:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-23-2014, 02:39 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
The card is pretty amazing, but like you said most people would rather have two separate card due to the price difference.

It does offer some nice e-peen though.Big Grin
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04-24-2014, 03:28 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-24-2014, 03:37 AM by MathieuB.)
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RE: R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
"Great for a crazy SFF PC"
Except for it's crazy high power consumption (500W!!!), you'll need the power supply to go with it. Small 800W PSUs are not exactly common. You'll also need the case to support the radiator, as well as the length of the card (12 inches).

...

Sounds like an idea for a high-end SFF PC build article, doesn't it? Wink

I'm thinking BitFenix Prodigy, Core i5/i7 as an option, 8GB(16GB?) RAM, HDD and SSD.
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04-24-2014, 09:40 AM,
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RE: R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
That would be awesome in my living room, assuming it didn't sound like a jet turbine. I think most of the reviews said the radiator wasn't much louder than a typical GPU fan though.

I suppose the other use would be to cram 2 of these into a crazy high end build, 4-way CF setup.
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04-24-2014, 09:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-24-2014, 09:58 PM by jangelelcangry.)
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RE: R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
this is a great cat-E product (E stands for enthusiast)
this would be perfect for bitminers to leave alone budget gpus XD .
joking aside i like the fact that AMD opt to go full power x2 290x instead of throttling them like in previous generations.
the liquid cooler was a very good idea considering how hot this thing is.
i would like to see a pentium 4 or an athlon 64 connected to this running mantle vs dx11 counterpart and quad core modern cpus to see the difference.
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04-25-2014, 02:14 PM,
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RE: R9 295 released (2xR9 290X)
"this would be perfect for bitminers to leave alone budget gpus XD ."

Good point. Maybe we'll see this going for 200% above retail for a while; although, the market in general seems to be dying. Most of the R9 series is back to MSRP. If it plays out the same as bitcoins, eventually someone will come out with a dedicated board for litecoins, and the market will get flooded with used R9's.

I'm guessing if there were no budgetary constraints, 2 of these would make more sense than a pair of Titan Zs, for gaming anyway. Course we won't know for sure until we see benchmarks. Would probably be the first solution that gets you 60+ FPS in modern games, on a 4k display, without the settings lowered. :p, or maybe even a 3-way 4k...if the settings are down. Dang, the GPU market really needs to catch up to the display market...I can't remember the last time it was like this.
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