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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Pictured

By - Source: Chiphell Forums | B 30 comments

Yep, unsurprisingly, someone has leaked pictures of an upcoming graphics card.

We've already been informed indirectly that the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is coming, though complete specifications and pictures have been scarce. While the former is still true, we do now have what are believed to be pictures of the unit.

A user who goes by the username 邪王真眼 (which Google translate turns into "Xiewangreal eye") has posted images of the unit on the Chiphell forums, which we've brought to you below:

These images confirm how we thought the R9 295X2 was going to be cooled – with a hybrid cooler using both air and water. The water cooling radiator appears to be a thick-style 120 mm radiator, which should be compatible with most cases. The length of the graphics card (about a foot long), though, might be another problem altogether.

The images also reveal that the card has solder points for two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. A single 8-pin PCIe power connector is rated at 150 W, so take two of those, add the 75 W the card can draw from the PCIe x16 port, and you'll quickly see that the card is built with a power envelope of about 375 W. Of course, this doesn't mean that the card is actually limited to using that much power; it just means that the card will probably not draw more than that with factory clock speeds.

Do note though, this is all still speculation, and even these images can be false. As always with unconfirmed, do be sure to take it all with a grain of salt. We'll know more soon.

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    Jynxin , April 1, 2014 5:42 PM
    That's one long ass card.
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    jimmysmitty , April 1, 2014 7:19 PM
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    I'll have to pick 4 of them up for mining


    Why when there are ASICs that will push more power than 4 of these could? There are ones coming with 16MH/s, that's 16 times what a single 290X can do, and soon after there looks to be 100MH/s which would be 100x that of a single R9 290X.

    GPUs are dead for Litecoins. Sure there are other coins but they are still pretty worthless right now.
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  • 13 Hide
    Jynxin , April 1, 2014 5:42 PM
    That's one long ass card.
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    Gam3r01 , April 1, 2014 5:49 PM
    If this is true, I suspect some snapped PCI lanes :D 
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    Optimus_Toaster , April 1, 2014 6:34 PM
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    If this is true, I suspect some snapped PCI lanes :D 
    Depends on how much it weights, probably less than 7990/690/Titan Z due to not having massive metal heatsinks on the card itself.
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    xpeh , April 1, 2014 6:59 PM
    Mom, can you pick me up? I'm scared.
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    jimmysmitty , April 1, 2014 7:19 PM
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    I'll have to pick 4 of them up for mining


    Why when there are ASICs that will push more power than 4 of these could? There are ones coming with 16MH/s, that's 16 times what a single 290X can do, and soon after there looks to be 100MH/s which would be 100x that of a single R9 290X.

    GPUs are dead for Litecoins. Sure there are other coins but they are still pretty worthless right now.
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    CaptainTom , April 1, 2014 8:21 PM
    I like the look of it. It is a little long though...
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    vaughn2k , April 1, 2014 8:49 PM
    Please don't associate this with mining, please... I would like this to be cheap, so I could buy one... these bit or coin mining things, make these sorts of cards becoming expensive... the hell...
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    elusion11 , April 1, 2014 9:19 PM
    Obviously fake.april fools, you noobs are so gullible.TROLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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    silverblue , April 1, 2014 9:35 PM
    Posted after midday, meaning that, if an April Fool, the joke is on Toms.
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    Pyree , April 1, 2014 10:07 PM
    The translation of "????" is "the true eye of evil".
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    leeb2013 , April 1, 2014 10:09 PM
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    I'll have to pick 4 of them up for mining


    the price just went up LOL!
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    leeb2013 , April 1, 2014 10:10 PM
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    I like the look of it. It is a little long though...


    nah, it's a little tiddler compared to my Tri-x
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    dovah-chan , April 1, 2014 10:36 PM
    seems a bit sketchy to me....
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    de5_Roy , April 1, 2014 10:42 PM
    reminds me of the pentium "dual core" processor.... :p 
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    D3ath_walks , April 1, 2014 11:19 PM
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    I like the look of it. It is a little long though...
    Thats what she said... LOL however... this seems like a good idea to hybrid cool it... But what about people that already have a water loop in the computer and have no room to mount the radiator??? =/
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    bemused_fred , April 2, 2014 12:52 AM
    Yes, considering this was published on April the 1st....

    EDIT: Now I think about it, the stock R9-290x draws up to 225W even though a stock R9-290X throttles like crazy. If the fan speed's been turned up to prevent this, it can get as high as 300W!.

    So, in a nutshell, either this was an April 1st story, or they're going to have to underclock even harder than the GTX 590 did.
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    abimocorde , April 2, 2014 5:51 AM
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    Quote:
    I like the look of it. It is a little long though...
    Thats what she said... LOL however... this seems like a good idea to hybrid cool it... But what about people that already have a water loop in the computer and have no room to mount the radiator??? =/
    Someone with the cash and rig to get one of this, must already have a decent case that supports more than 6 120mm fans, so no problem at all.
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    Lightbulbie , April 2, 2014 6:42 AM
    Did anyone else see "vesuvius" in the HTML and think of Mount Vesuvius?
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    meluvcookies , April 2, 2014 6:44 AM
    Odd, I was just expecting to click the link and see a giant inferno. I can't wait until AMD puts out some cooler-running cards.
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