Mar 16, 2016

HIS Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Liquid Cooler Review

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HIS Radeon R9 295X2

HIS recently announced the new R9 295X2 8Gb Liquid Cooler and claim it to be the world’s fastest graphic card.

 

Specs

r9 295x2

 

The gpu has a core clock of up to 1018 MHz along with 8Gb ddr5 memory clocked in at 5000 MHz. The memory interface being a twin 512 bit.

The new improved closed loop cooling system comes equipped with two water blocks, this is claimed to give you a very quite and a very low temperature gaming experience.The card obviously comes equipped with amd’s new mantle technology and hence it keeps the advantages of mantle to it as well.

Upon the release of AMD R9 295X2, the company claimed the card would be able to handle all games at ultra settings on 4K resolution. The same can also be said for this card.

 

Pricing and Availability

The new HIS Radeon R9 295X2 will be available for sale after 21st April 2014 and will be priced at $1500.

 

Benchmarks

There are no official benchmarks available for this card to be specified but the similar architecture to amd radeon r9 295×2 is likely to produce the similar result as these. (Source: PCGamer)

Synthetic 4K tessellation performance:

Heaven 4.0 – (Min) Avg FPS: higher is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – (14) 30
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – (17) 32
Radeon R9 290X – (10) 17
GeForce GTX 780TI – (13) 22

DirectX 11 2560×1600 performance:

Metro: Last Light – (Min) Avg FPS: higher is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – (17) 50
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – (12) 47
Radeon R9 290X – (17) 28
GeForce GTX 780TI – (20) 32

Battlefield 4 – (Min) Avg FPS: higher is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – (27) 86
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – (64) 89
Radeon R9 290X – (34) 53
GeForce GTX 780TI – (42) 60

DirectX 11 4K gaming performance:

Battlefield 4 – (Min) Avg FPS: higher is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – (13) 60
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – (18) 48
Radeon R9 290X – (12) 32
GeForce GTX 780TI – (22) 33

Bioshock Infinite – (Min) Avg FPS: higher is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – (14) 58
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – (10) 67
Radeon R9 290X – (16) 30
GeForce GTX 780TI – (9) 42

GRID 2 – (Min) Avg FPS: higher is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – (80) 99
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – (58) 72
Radeon R9 290X – (44) 54
GeForce GTX 780TI – (45) 55

Thermal performance:

Max temperature – ΒΊC: cooler is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – 75
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – 82
Radeon R9 290X – 95
GeForce GTX 780TI – 65

Peak power performance:

100% GPU – Watts: lower is better
Radeon R9 295X2 – 681
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI – 485
Radeon R9 290X – 368
GeForce GTX 780TI – 389

 

The nVidia rival for the same buck ?

In terms of price there is no rival for this card by nvidia. The much cheaper titan black gpu ($1100) features less memory (6 GB) compared to the 295 X2’s 8 GB.

If you can afford and you are not specifically a die hard AMD fanboy, you could pay double the amount ($3000) and buy the Titan Z GPU with a huge memory of 12GB. The R9 295 X2 seems like a sensible purchase if you can afford to buy it and only if you have planned an extreme gaming rig. If you still play on a simple HD resolution and have efficient cooling installed on your current gaming PC I would advise you to go for something less than the $1000 bill. In my opinion any GPU beyond the $1000 mark is meant for 4K gaming only.

Worth the money ?

Please answer the poll below and rate whether if HIS Radeon R9 295X2 is worth the price ($1500).

 

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