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I’ve been eagerly awaiting for my sample of Radeon R9 295X2, but it appears that AMD has completely forgotten about VC. Of course, I’m just kidding, AMD so busy catering to its usual sites and such a shame that they won’t answer VC emails (true story).

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Not an april fool's joke. Also 500W TDP...
 
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And this is the case it came
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7916/amds-next-teaser-the-mystery-briefcase







Interesting product, let's wait for more reviews.
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hat said they decided to put 4 mini-DisplayPorts and one Dual DVI-D output on R9 295X2.

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That is a beast of a card, but I cant take it seriously while there is only one 120mm radiatior + 92mm fan cooling 500W. Full cover waterblock or bust.
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Now I need to see someone make a sweet ITX build with this monster of a card.
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500W from two 8-pins and a pcie slot, Is that possible? Seems like you'll need a high end PSU if that's the case....

Overall though I think the card looks quite nice apart from the slightly tacky light-up fan in the middle.
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post #7 of 188
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Also 500W TDP...

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500W from two 8-pins and a pcie slot, Is that possible? Seems like you'll need a high end PSU if that's the case....

Overall though I think the card looks quite nice apart from the slightly tacky light-up fan in the middle.

1) TDP =/= power consumption

2) It's more than possible to draw much more than 500W out of those, however if you do it at stock settings it does require that you're completely ignoring the rated specs and standards of the connectors.
 
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So it wasn't vapor after all. I wonder if the Mining Inflation applies to these cards... This will be interesting.

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