The truth is that the months passed since the release of the new generation of a new graphics card from AMD and we were beginning to have doubts about the possibility of seeing a dual GPU model in this generation. The Radeon 290x R9 are fast, very fast, but two together on the same PCB with a close to 300w consumption was something that seemed impossible to properly manage. Surely it was done but now we have to see if the solution used by AMD is useful and fast.
Its two GPU have 8GB of GDDR5 memory spread between the two GPU features a memory bus with 512- Bit. It has a whopping 5632 shader units formed by 12,400 million transistors and power over 11.5TFlops process in single precision.
The Radeon R9 295X2 features:
- Process: 28nm
- Transistors: 12.4bn
- Engine Clock: up to 1.02GHz
- Stream Processors: 5632
- Texture Units: 352
- Texture Fill-Rate: Up to 358.3GT/s
- ROPS: 128
- Pixel Fill-Rate: Up to 130.3GP/s
- Z/Stencil: 512
- Memory Interface: 2×512-bit
- Memory Type: 8GB GDDR5
- Data Rate: Up to 5.0Gbps
- Memory Bandwidth: Up to 640.0GB/s
The Radeon R9 295X2 retails for $1499 or 1099 Euros. A UK price has yet to be determined, but we hope to see it squeeze in under £999.
The Radeon R9 295X2 is a monster without compassion designed to eat 4K resolution monitors for breakfast. It is a monster capable of playing the best games on the best monitors on the market and has a format that lives up to its aggressive nature. The pity is that its expensive and is an exclusive product.
Radeon R9 295X2: Heaven Benchmark 4.0. Extreme