Testing the Speed Limit: Sapphire Launches First Overclocked Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card

Paul Lilly

When two stock-clocked GPUs just isn't enough

Kudos to AMD for releasing a monster dual-GPU graphics card that comes standard with a liquid cooling setup, and props to Sapphire for having the gems to overclock AMD's two-headed beast. Available as a limited edition part, Sapphire said it's now shipping the R9 295X2 OC , which features two goosed GPUs running at 1030MHz (core) with 8GB of GDDR5 memory pushed up to 5200MHz (effective).

Sapphire's also shipping a vanilla version (if you can call it that) of the R9 295X2 that isn't overclocked. Either one will drive your 4K gaming needs, or get you ready for 4K gaming if you're holding out for an ultra-high definition monitor that isn't plagued with goofy issues.

As a reminder, AMD just recently refreshed its Never Settle Forever game bundle with new titles and also the ability to save codes until a later date. Just bear in mind that you have to purchase your card from a qualifying vendor, details of which you can find on AMD's Never Settle Forever page .

We've spotted Sapphire's stock clocked model online for around $1,500 (MSRP and street) but have yet to dig up the OC version . No word from Sapphire on how much it's supposed to cost.

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