AMD’s next-generation dual-core flagship Radeon R9 295X2 going to be officially released until the 8th of this month, but recently leaked new material every day, VideoCardz announced today is a bunch of official slides, graphics card designs, specifications and even performance are severely exposed, but also left a big mystery.

AMD Radeon R9 290X2 Picture Courtesy @VideoCardz

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and Dual GPUs Comparison Chart:

AMD HD 7990 NVIDIA GTX Titan Z AMD R9 295X2
GPU Codename New Zea land Kepler GK110 Vesuvius
GPU Process 28nm 28nm 28nm
GPU Cores 2048 x 2 (4096) 2880 x 2 (5760) 2816 x 2(5632)
TMUs 128 x 2 240 x 2 176 x2
ROPs 32 x 2 ROPs 48 x 2 ROPs 64 x 2 ROPs
Core Clock 1000 MHz TBC 1018 MHz
Memory Clock 1500 MHz 1752 MHz 1250 MHz
Memory Bus 384 Bit X 2 384 Bit X 2 512 Bit X 2
TDP 375W 375W 500W
Power Connectors 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin
Cooling Dual Slot Triple Slot Dual Slot Hybrid
Launch 2013 Q2 2014 8th April 2014
Price $999 US $2999 US $1499 US

Official Specifications: 5363 stream processors, 352 texture units, 128 ROP units, which is two full R9 290X Hawaii corecore frequency up to an amazing 1018MHz, single-precision floating point performance 11.5TFlops (first time in history to break 10TFlops), but note that this is only accelerating limit frequency, and never open the fundamental frequency by convention, is not expected to tall; Memory is a dual 512-bit, the total capacity of 8GB GDDR5, the equivalent frequency of 5GHz, no crazy 16GB.

The strangest thing is power consumption: Typical power consumption of the entire card is 500W, before speculation nightmare come true, but only two of eight auxiliary power connector pin – we know, PCI-E slot, six-pin and eight-pin maximum supply capabilities are 75W, 75W, 150W, ie R9 295X2 this design should only provide 375W, 500W then is how to ensure it? What use special techniques? That motherboard and power supply and how to support?

AMD Radeon R9 290X2 Dimensions
AMD Radeon R9 290X2 Dimensions

Card Size: Graphics body length 305-307 mm, for dual-core graphics cards can also be controlled thickness did not say it in a standard double slot.

Through two 38 cm long rubber tube closed external water cooling radiator, radiator itself and the length and thickness of 152.5 × 38 mm, can plug one or two 120 mm diameter fan (comes with one) , plus the thickness of the fan increased to 64 mm.

AMD Radeon R9 290X2 using Asetek water cooling
AMD Radeon R9 290X2 using Asetek water cooling

The external water cooler from Asetek, integrated pump and use a higher thermal efficiency of micro-channels. ASUS ARES II is also used on his home.
Full coverage of basic metal auxiliary back, fixed and cooling effect.

AMD Radeon R9 290X2 3DMark performance
AMD Radeon R9 290X2 3DMark performance

Performance, the official claimed 3DMark Fire Strike can run close to 16,000 points, compared with the single R9 290X can improve by up to 60%.

Performance, appearance and characteristics. Fans are satisfied with it?

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