Swedish website Nordic Hardware reports that the upcoming dual-GPU Hawaii-based graphics card will be released on April 8th.
Although the codename of the card is not yet fully confirmed, we do have rather reliable information from other sites that the new Radeon will be called R9 295 X2. This new monstrous graphics card would be released on April 8th, which is most likely just a paper launch. Card is expected to be available in stores around mid-April. Regardless of the availability date, it would still be less than a year after Radeon HD 7990 was released.
AMD Radeon R9 295 X2 would be inspired by ASUS ARES II, which is a hybrid cooled card. It’s no secret that R9 295X2 will also feature liquid cooling solution. The R9 295X2 would be equipped with an external pump with two 120mm fans.
We still have no specs confirmation, but everything suggest that we are looking at dual Hawaii PRO video card. Thus we are looking at 5120 Stream Processors, 8GB of RAM and dual 512-bit interface.
The good news is that AMD graphics card will be cheaper than TITAN Z, one kidney should be enough.
Be advised R9 295X2 and GTX 790 specs are not confirmed
By the way, if you’re wondering what is GTX 790 still doing in this table — nobody said it’s canceled, or TITAN Z is actually 790. In fact GTX 790 is still on track, although NVIDIA will release it after R9 295X2.
|2014 Dual-GPU Graphics Cards|
|AMD Radeon R9 295 X2||GeForce GTX TITAN Z||GeForce GTX 790|
|GPU Model||2x Hawaii PRO (?)||2x GK110-400||2x GK110-300 (?)|
|Unified Cores||2x 2560 (?)||2x 2880||2x 2304 (?)|
|TMUs||2x 160 (?)||2x 240||2x 192 (?)|
|ROPs||2x 64||2x 48||2x 48 (?)|
|Memory||2x 4096 MB||2x 6144 MB||2x 5120 MB (?)|
|Memory Bus||2x 512b||2x 384b||2x 320b (?)|
|Launch Date||April 8th||April||April/May|