A closer look at Radeon R9 295X2

Published: 4th Apr 2014, 09:13 GMT

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Inside Out (1)

Today we are going to look closer at the latest Radeon in AMD R9 series lineup.

According to AMD, AIB partner’s cards may be slightly different than reference model you are going to see. In fact I noticed that there is major change between the samples. There is a missing fan grill on some, and sometimes the Radeon logo is positioned vertically or horizontally. I think you can simply remove it or place it the way you want it.

First up, let’s see the PCB. Radeon R9 295X2 is a very long card (30.5 cm). The board packs two Hawaii-GPUs with its own 5+1 phase power sections. You can easily spot the PLX chip responsible for on-board Cross-Fire link. Of course Radeon R9 295X2 will support 4-way CrossFire over XDMA CrossFire link with two cards connected to each other.

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 PCB

Next picture shows both the card and its radiator. Radeon R9 295X2 is a pure two-slot design. You should be able to easily put two cards right next to each other. One more thing to mention, the cables running along the rubber tubes have been gently hidden on this picture.

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 with radiator

Next up, we have a better look at the heat-sinks over each GPU. You can also notice fan grill I’ve already mentioned. The middle fan is taking care of VRM and memory cooling, while the liquid loop’s job is to cool down the GPUs.

Similarly to Radeon HD 6990 and HD 7990/8990 the R9 295X2 comes with a five display outputs: four mini-DisplayPorts and one DVI. Previous generations of dual-GPU Radeon cards had DVI-I output, while the 295X2 only offers DVI-D (digital only).

 

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Liquid Cooler

 




Comment Policy
  • Comments must be written in English.
  • Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  • Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading, or libelous language.
  • Comments complaining about the article subject or its source will be removed.
  • A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban.
  • Please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will be deleted and such comments will result in a ban.
  • VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  • If you would like to appeal for a comment section ban to be removed, please use this page.
  • If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
  • NEW: Due to the recent increased amount of spam all links will require moderator approval. 
Hide Comment Policy
Comments