AMD Radeon R9 295X2

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The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is the most extreme graphics card today. The R9 295X2 features 12.4 billion transistors, 5632 stream processors and 11.5 TFLOPS of compute power are being thrown around, not to mention the card's 8GB of GDDR5 memory and dual 512-bit memory bus, which provide a total memory bandwidth of 640GB/s.

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By TechSpot on 90

With that in mind, we're not totally shocked at AMD's MSRP of $1,500 -- well over the $1,200 it would cost for a pair of R9 290Xs.

By Expert Reviews on 100

The fastest graphics card we’ve ever reviewed, but it’s also the most expensive by...

By PCAdvisor on 80

More to the point, there is no other graphics card anywhere near to it - and it doesn't look as though it'll have similarly priced competition any time in the next few months. For those lucky few who can afford the best gaming rig, this marvel will be the jewel in a hot but utterly dazzling crown.

By PC Mag on 80

The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is an incredible high-end, multi-core GPU that will really come into its own when 4K gaming becomes more...

By PCGamer on 87

I’m happy to applaud its design and performance, but I couldn’t recommend it as a sensible purchase; even if you can afford one or find one for sale.

By EuroGamer on

The basic existence of the R9 295X2 demonstrates the relentless pace of innovation in the GPU space - we're looking at a consumer product with 6.25x the compute power of PlayStation 4 (and almost 9x Xbox One) available less than six months after the console launched. That's just astonishing.

By PCGamer on

You can CrossFire a pair of R9 295X2-if you can fit two of those 120mm radiators in your rig—for the same price as the upcoming Nvidia card, and the quad-GPU configuration should give the Titan Z pause for thought.

By AnandTech on

Between the price tag and the unconventional cooler it’s certainly a departure from the norm, but for those buyers who can afford and fit this beastly card, it sets a new and very high standard for just what a dual-GPU should do.

By Forbes on 90

What I know for certain is that AMD’s Radeon 295X2 is a compelling product, and that it justifies its asking price in performance, thermals, and aesthetics. And I hope it signals a bold new direction for AMD in terms of design language and branding. Quite simply, if you’re not married to Nvidia’s robust ecosystem and want a 4K-capable card that stays cool and quiet, you can’t go wrong with the Radeon R9 295X2.

By TomsHardware on

AMD isn’t completely out of the woods, though. We have an estimated price and an estimated date for availability. The past several launches were peppered by misses on both fronts, and we’ve learned our lesson about recommending gear before you can buy it. We’re watching out for delivery on those promises, AMD.

By The Guru of 3D on 100

In return you get to play your games at butter-smooth framerates with merely the very best image quality settings. Pricing discussion aside, we have to give the Radeon R9 295x2 our Top pick award.

By TechPowerUP on 86

Personally I'm not so convinced that 4K is a must anyway, in most games I see very little difference between 2560x1600 w/ AA and 4K w/o AA, so little that I wonder if the performance hit is really worth it.

By Hexus on 90

Based on cooling present on the Asus Ares II, the Radeon R9 295X2 is an obscenely fast card that delivers smooth framerates at ultra-high resolutions. The $1,499 (£1,100-plus) price tag certainly isn't going to win any value awards, but any halo product, especially one that sets new performance standards, is never cheap.

By Bit-Tech on 83

Unless you want to play at ultra high resolutions and only have space for one card (in which case there's really no other option), we won't be recommending that you go out and buy one any time soon. However, to those who can afford to and do anyway, you're not going to regret it.

By TheTechReport on

There's certainly more work to be done to verify consistent frame delivery to the display, anyhow. Right now, though, the 295 X2 is difficult to recommend, even to those folks who would happily pony up $1500 for a graphics card.

By HotHardware on 90

Here’s hoping AMD remains committed to optimizing the drivers and software for the Radeon R9 295X2 (and CrossFire in general), because this is one of the most drool-worthy graphics cards to ever come out AMD.

By DigitalTrends on 70

The massive Radeon 295X2 can easily handle modern games, even at 4K, but its high price makes it suitable for only the most die-hard gamers.

By I4U on 85

Quite simply, if you’re not married to Nvidia’s robust ecosystem and want a 4K-capable card that stays cool and quiet, you can’t go wrong with the Radeon R9 295X2.

By Hardware Info on

The fastest graphics card that you can buy at the moment is the R9 295X2 from AMD. The battle with the Titan Z (announced by nVidia and promised to be available soon), will be a very interesting one indeed.

By HardOCP on 90

That said, the price does seem slightly high, we would have rather have seen this around $1300. Granted, you pay for the best, and this certainly is the best from AMD.