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AMD R9 295X2 Review

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Hmm strange fps cap.

Luke could you more benchmarks with other games like Grid 2 and Dirt 3 both at 4k resolution? With all settings max out.


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Did Linus say he had to have Austin Evans send him his card for reviewing?  Why did Austin get one and not Linus?? I find that pretty odd...


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So if you are getting second one from AMD, maybe test a quad crossfire? How it will be to set up into ATX case?

Toms Hardware already did this. Very little performance increase, if any in some benchmarks. Certainly not worth the time or money for most people, even enthusiasts 

You can find it here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-295x2-crossfire-performance,3808.html


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WOOP

 

EDIT: I wonder, could you modd the card into a custom loop? do the blocks function with the pumps turned off? can you turn them off?

It's possible, i think. you'd probably damage the pumps on the card, though. as for turning them off, just unplug them.

 

but, id get a full cover block though, damn sexy

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GEEZ the more I see it the more I desire it, but on that note I have a quick question...

 

Hey Linus, or anyone to be honest, I WANT this card not need so not delving too deep into the extra costs as of yet.

 

I have a Corsair 860w PSU, this has the 5V rated at 25A and the 12V at 71A you mention that the card would require the 28A per PCI-E connector so would I in theory be fine or I should grab a 1kw single rail PSU instead?

 

Thanks for any help.

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Wow, that's pretty awesome, props to AMD. I hope Nvidia comes out with something similar, could be my future video card :)


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Kamishiku, on 23 Apr 2014 - 04:39 AM, said:

GEEZ the more I see it the more I desire it, but on that note I have a quick question...

 

Hey Linus, or anyone to be honest, I WANT this card not need so not delving too deep into the extra costs as of yet.

 

I have a Corsair 860w PSU, this has the 5V rated at 25A and the 12V at 71A you mention that the card would require the 28A per PCI-E connector so would I in theory be fine or I should grab a 1kw single rail PSU instead?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Let me answer this for you. Your 860w psu is totally fine. You just need to look at the 12v rail which has more than enough amps for that card.

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Luke

 

can we also know the test bench setup?

 

was it the i7 3770K system?

 

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As much as I hate the card and some aspects of the company behind it, I still must give them props for making a really high performance GPU.

 

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Fanboy alert, Sound the alarms!

Seriously?

 

I respect and love AMD for their low-mid end CPUs (Athlon, A8, A10, etc.) and their GPUs, but I still dislike some of their attitude towards the enthusiast market.


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I should buy one so I don't have to pay for heating


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Why are you asking me? Go ask Luke. Oh wait....

sorry my bad there

 

I was referring to the other Luke >.<

 

I wonder if this GPU could support three 1440P monitors for eyefinity coz I am into racing sim experience


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sorry my bad there

 

I was referring to the other Luke >.<

 

I wonder if this GPU could support three 1440P monitors for eyefinity coz I am into racing sim experience

 

His username is Slick =P


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@Slick

 

could you do further benchmarks on other game genre like Racing Sims or games like Dirt 3 or Grid 2 in 4K resolution?

 

or if possible bench marking games using Eyefinity using three 1440P monitors

 

I planning for a possible racing sim rig for myself

 

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Why would you benchmark ACIV which has a 60fps cap? Would have liked to see something like Crysis 3 & BF4. 


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Why would you benchmark ACIV which has a 60fps cap? Would have liked to see something like Crysis 3 & BF4. 

I believed Austin have benchmark the two games you mentioned

 

actually the GPU belongs to Austin :)

 

Linus paid to have the GPU to be shipped to him for testing too


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I believed Austin have benchmark the two games you mentioned

 

actually the GPU belongs to Austin :)

 

Linus paid to have the GPU to be shipped to him for testing too

 

Not the point.

 

AC4 is a buggy mess of a game with no real optimization, with a silly FPS cap. Not the best game to test. 

 

BF4 across 3 monitors with Ultra and 16x and scaling at 200% would've been a funny (and challenging) test to run on this car. 

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Not the point.

 

AC4 is a buggy mess of a game with no real optimization, with a silly FPS cap. Not the best game to test. 

 

BF4 across 3 monitors with Ultra and 16x and scaling at 200% would've been a funny (and challenging) test to run on this car. 

 

 

you mean something like this?

 

I was thinking in my mind if its possible for 3 Asus 1440P monitors to be powered by just one R9 295X2


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you mean something like this?

 

I was thinking in my mind if its possible for 3 Asus 1440P monitors to be powered by just one R9 295X2

 

I'd want it tested with scaling set to 150% and 200%. Single and multi monitor. 

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I'd want it tested with scaling set to 150% and 200%. Single and multi monitor. 

ah i see what scaling is

 

didn't know it might choke GPUs with memory below 3GB

 

both GPUs have 4GB 512bit memory buffer not sure if that might matter


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They confirmed on the WAN show that AMD finally actually sent them one as well, besides the one they got from Austin Evans. Shortly they will have two! Would like to see some 4x Hawaii CF scaling at high resolution. And i agree, test a few more games please!

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They confirmed on the WAN show that AMD finally actually sent them one as well, besides the one they got from Austin Evans. Shortly they will have two! Would like to see some 4x Hawaii CF scaling at high resolution. And i agree, test a few more games please!

 

two of these bad boys in a single computer? that's some high res minecraft!  :P

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two of these bad boys in a single computer? that's some high res minecraft!  :P

But will they be able to run Call of Duty? Can any set up really have enough power to render a 4K dog? :P


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