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post #41 of 539
well chuffed that amd got it right this time as in a reference card - don't have to go out and get this and that to make it cooler.

watt wise 780ti SLI would be my choice
post #42 of 539
So who is this aimed at? ITX builds? (As someone already said, the powers supplies in these type of PCs are about 500 watts). Price is insane. How are you suppose to CF two of these in a regular ATX builds with that rad? One by itself in a big case would look weird.

Performance is very nice but it's just impractical piece of technology. There is no reason to even buy it unless you are water cooling it and showing it off in public events.

Wish it was priced lower (about $1000).
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Here's some 4k goodness from [H]ardocp

http://hardocp.com/article/2014/04/08/amd_radeon_r9_295x2_video_card_review/1

dat scaling...
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post #44 of 539
Now having read all the reviews - there seems to be a mixed bag of results which is like asking , who is right ?

still think it great card thumb.gif

just read hardocp's review - i feel better biggrin.gif
Edited by ladcrooks - 4/8/14 at 7:02am
post #45 of 539
In fact the price should be 1150.just for the wcing and better power consumption but these are overkill for 1920x1080p just keep in mind that the future 20nm gen will have mid range cards with the 290x performance for a 300-400usd price tag and high end will be(a really) overkill for 1920x1080.unless the games become as demanding or more than crysis3
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/8/14 at 7:05am
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Here's some 4k goodness from [H]ardocp

http://hardocp.com/article/2014/04/08/amd_radeon_r9_295x2_video_card_review/1

dat scaling...

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Maybe I need to resurrect this project to flaunt one of these bad boys.. An ITX rig that can take the heat biggrin.gif.



Sadly, it was put on hold to buy this...

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$1500 is actually not too bad considering the other options available. Running four 290Xs has never been easier.
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I think they were going for the " our card is so cheap, look how much titan z is " spin on things. So much for the "amd cares about it's customer, not profits" argument so many were making back in October

I don't see what you are on about.

AMD's 295X2 is much cheaperer than the TitanZ and it is out right now. AMD does care about their customers since they release a bargain of a marvelous design and it will be readily available long before nVidia push out their over-priced and over-rated card.

If you don't mind paying the nVidia tax, stick with your 780 TI Kingpins. I will be getting myself 4 295X2s and put them in 3 way SLI.
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If you don't mind paying the nVidia tax, stick with your 780 TI Kingpins. I will be getting myself 4 295X2s and put them in 3 way SLI.

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