AMD over the past few weeks have been consistently bombardign us with the hashtag "2betterthan1
". Now leaks are appearing all over the net, revealing AMD's dual Hawaii GPU the R9 295X2.
Do these leaks hold water?.. probably, given videocardz's recent track here. Now for the juicy, juicy info.
The R9 295X2 will be a dual Hawaii cored GPU with 8GB of total memory, which is unsurprising given that this GPU is based on two 4GB 290Xs.
The GPU will also be packaged in this, an AMD branded briefcase. Note how similar this looks to Asus' Aries II briefcase (see Aries II
review here), this could mean that the case could have a similar contents, perhaps this card does hold water?
The original leaker claimed this briefcase weighed 5 kilograms.
One other thing is that the markings on the briefcase look very similar to the image shared by AMD on Saturday (See top Image).
The card is also to have 5 display outputs, which are a single dual-link DVI-D and 4 mini-displayports. This will make this card be able to support multiple 4K, or even a 8K screen.
Videocardz also say that the NDA will allow pictures of this briefcase will be released by reviewers on April 2nd, with the NDA lifting on the 8th. It remains unconfirmed if this will mark the release of the GPU or it's reviews.
This GPU may be a very interesting launch from AMD, if this card is indeed cooled by an AIO water cooler we should be getting a very cool GPU. If AMD keep the price within reason Nvidia's Titan Z
may as well not even exist.
Please post your thoughts and feeling below.
Source - Videocardz
; AMD R9 295X2 is pictured on Chinese site chiphell.
So I can now confirm to your guys that the AMD R9 295X2 will utilize a Hybrid air/AIO watercooler and that the card will have a Black Backplate.
Judging be the rear pic of the card it also looks like it will be using dual 8-pin pci-e power connectors.
Is it just me or does this cooler look very HD 7000 series XFX?
Source - Chiphell