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[WCCF] ASUS Radeon R9 295X2 8 GB ‘Vesuvius’ Retail Model Spotted

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Did a search and couldn't find this posted anywhere.
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The ASUS Radeon R9 295X2 ‘Vesuvius’ features the Hawaii XT cores with GCN 1.1 architecture. With two Hawaii XT GPUs on the same board, the specifications equate to 2816 x 2 stream processors, 176 x 2 texture mapping units, 64 x 2 Raster Operators and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory on each chip which equates to a total of 8 GB GDDR5 memory. Double these and you get an impressive 5632 stream processors, 352 TMUs and 128 ROPs for an unprecedented amount of gaming and compute performance. Clock speeds are maintained at 1018 MHz for the core which is impressive considering AMD managed to clock their chip 18 MHz faster than the stock variant without worrying about the heat. This shows that the new cooling design has things well kept under control. The 8 GB GDDR5 memory runs across a 512-Bit X 2 memory bus that is clocked at 1250 MHz effective clock speed.





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post #2 of 72
So the suitcase version is like the signature version of the evga cards?

edit: so its official $1499?

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1024mhz on core? Cooler must be doing well....

$1499 sad-smiley-002.gif

So the marketing will be somethign like this " Same performance as titan z for half the price."
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3x 290X @ msrp ~$1650. For an extra $150 to get a 3rd 290X thinking.gif
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$1499?

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3x 290X @ msrp ~$1650. For an extra $150 to get a 3rd 290X thinking.gif
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$1499?

sad-smiley-002.gif

What do you expect when Nvidia is charging $3000 for their dual GPU card. I am aware that it isn't mad for most "consumers" and I am sure that IF and when Nvidia release a 790 the 295x2 will drop to beat or at least match it.
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3x 290X @ msrp ~$1650. For an extra $150 to get a 3rd 290X thinking.gif
Three 290x would also be 6 slots, with each card blocking ventilation. And of course, why would you market something like this at the same price as two cards? There's more production cost as well as paying engineers to create this 'variant'. I've always wondered why people would expect stuff like this to be cheaper.
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Three 290x would also be 6 slots, with each card blocking ventilation.


There are boards where you can get one slot in between for triple cards wink.gif. I did it w/ three TF3 560 448s on an EVGA FTW Z77 smile.gif
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There are boards where you can get one slot in between for triple cards wink.gif. I did it w/ three TF3 560 448s on an EVGA FTW Z77 smile.gif
That's true, but a little bit of a hassle. Wouldn't you also then need a case with 9 slots?
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That's true, but a little bit of a hassle. Wouldn't you also then need a case with 9 slots?

Nope, most cases are 7+1 or have moved on to 9+1 or 10 (10+1). Let me get a pic to show you my old setup:
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