Dual-GPU AMD Radeon R9 295X2 details leakBy Tim Schiesser 18 comments
AMD's new dual-GPU card is expected to launch on April 8, but before the company can officially take the wraps off the graphics card, new details have leaked giving us a better idea of what to expect.
The graphics card itself will be known as the Radeon R9 295X2, and will come loaded with two Hawaii XT dies that were first seen in the Radeon R9 290X. Alongside the powerful GPUs, we can expect 8 GB of memory (4 GB per GPU), and a hybrid cooling solution that sees the Hawaii cores cooled with a closed-loop liquid cooler, and the other components cooled by air. The card's TDP will be somewhere around 500W.
Designed for 4K Ultra HD resolutions and Eyefinity setups, the graphics card will reportedly feature five display outputs: four mini-DisplayPorts and one DVI-D port. After Nvidia announced the dual-GPU GeForce Titan Z with an astonishing price point of $3,000, AMD will be positioning their card as a more affordable, but still expensive alternative.
Some reviewers have reportedly received a large briefcase that contains the R9 295X2, pictured above, which we should be hearing more about in the next few days. It's rumored that this briefcase will be the graphics card's retail packaging.
AMD has been teasing the Radeon R9 295X2 over the past few weeks through the #2betterthan1 campaign, sending out "Top Secret" envelopes to the press and posting vague images of the card. It shouldn't be too long before we finally see the card officially unveiled.