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As we know, if you are running a vertical case like most the top card in a crossfire configuration runs significantly hotter than the bottom limiting the overclock. I just sold 2 excellent 290x lightning's and went to the 295x2 mainly for the water cooling, the GPU heat is exhausted outside the case, is as fast or faster than 2x290x and leaves more room inside the case for goodies like a PCIe SSD. In my view worth $300 more over a 2x290x crossfire. wink.gif
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I envy you guys biggrin.gif really happy to see people getting this beastly card, if i had the money thumb.gif
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Aquacomputer are the first to showcase a block for this: http://www.techpowerup.com/200106/aqua-computer-announces-radeon-r9-295x2-full-cover-block.html
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The block with a copper base is available for 169.90 Euro while a nickel plated variant will follow soon for 184.90 Euro. Both variants will be also available with a smoked Plexiglas top.

Those who look for the ultimate cooling experience will be also able to purchase a passive and active backplate. They will be available later in May; prices are TBA.
 
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I was just wondering which model samsung 4k monitor u got? I currently have a 1440p Samsung S27B970D PLS monitor and the colour quality on this is outstanding.

So im a bit sceptical on getting a 4k monitor atm, that 4k monitor color wont match that of my current samsung pls monitor.

Samsung U28D590. Great monitor, just to dense for me (win8.1 or Win 7). The wife loves it on her work@home rig.
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Aquacomputer are the first to showcase a block for this: http://www.techpowerup.com/200106/aqua-computer-announces-radeon-r9-295x2-full-cover-block.html

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Wellllllll by the looks of that you could easily make that a single slot card :-D
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Would this beast still run @ 8x 3.0? Essentially splitting it 4x 3.0 for each core?
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Would this beast still run @ 8x 3.0? Essentially splitting it 4x 3.0 for each core?

8x? it's 3.0 x16 bro.
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8x? it's 3.0 x16 bro.

??? Don't understand but keep in mind 3.0 is ~ twice as fast as 2.0. so technically 4x 3.0 ~ 8x 2.0. I'm helping a buddy piece together a new rig and he's going w/ matx Z87 w/ a sound card. I know 290X will run at 4x 3.0 but I wanna make sure he has no issues w/ a 295x2 running 8x 3.0.
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??? Don't understand but keep in mind 3.0 is ~ twice as fast as 2.0. so technically 4x 3.0 ~ 8x 2.0. I'm helping a buddy piece together a new rig and he's going w/ matx Z87 w/ a sound card. I know 290X will run at 4x 3.0 but I wanna make sure he has no issues w/ a 295x2 running 8x 3.0.

no worries, I've taken 3 SLI kingpins (1400/7800) down to 3.0 x8 and 2.0 x16.... on a 4K monitor, very little difference in throughput. He can use the concurrentbandwidth test (there's one around for AMD somewhere) to verify the PCIE channels.
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