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

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Gikero

Any info on a increased TDP over the stock card? 500W was a lot to begin with.

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Gikero

Double Post....somehow...

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vrmlbasic

I suppose it isn't all that practical but given the heat issues that I've encountered with traditional "axial fan" cooled GPUs I would be interested in seeing the stock-watercooled GPUs become a thing.

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urboface20

thats awesome! i love the case!!

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NASzi

let's turn up the base clock 12mhz and call this card "overclocked," then let's charge a crapload of extra money because most end users are not knowledgeable enough to know to download free software to increase the clock themselves...says AMD

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AFDozerman

Word on the street is AMD has applied for a license to start selling small nuclear reactors with their GPUs.

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vrmlbasic

Awesome. Pixel pushing power with the added bonus of being able to flip the bird at my power company? Couldn't happen fast enough.

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MAIZE1951

I second that. An Mr. Fusion reactor please.

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Obsidian

So, the industry, and consumers are supposed to absorb $1000 to $1500 or more, for a graphics card to drive a single 3840 x 2160 display (8,294,400 individual pixels).

I'm playing games at 5760 x 1200 (6,912,000 individual pixels) across three 1920x1200 24-inch monitors with a single 780 GTX, and I thought paying $540-ish for a graphics card was a bit too far.

Something will have to improve dramatically in the graphics card industry before 4k gaming, at actual 4k resolution, can become something anyone but the top tier of custom builders can afford to do.

This is probably ok, because interfaces still don't scale well for 4k displays for many applications. The case where display technology has jumped ahead of current mainstream graphics capabilities.

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Righteous Fury

PLEEEAAAAASE tell me you will get one in-house and put it to the test! I would love to see what this thing is capable of.

THANKS IS ADVANCE!!!

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borkbork

If I remember correctly, they were able to test the Ares II. I'd be surprised if this card was any more difficult to get a loan on :P

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acidic

cant remember if maxpc did a review of the reference but it is only a whole 12 mhz oc. so really no difference

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_r9_295x2_review,1.html

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Righteous Fury

I know, but for many of us, this kind of graphical firepower is well out of our price-range... thus, we get to live vicariously through MPC and other sites when they do get around to testing these pieces of technology... if even for but a few moments.