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HIS Announces Radeon R9 295X2 8GB LiquidCooler

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 24 comments

Based on the reference design, HIS claims the R9 295X2 graphics card "is the world's fastest graphics card engineered for ultimate performance."

While not many changes were made, if you are a fan of HIS products, you'll be happy to hear that the R9 295X2 graphics card still boasts 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, a 5000 MHz memory clock, and chips running at 1018 MHz. Ports include 4x Mini DisplayPorts and 1x DVI-D.

Additionally, the HIS R9 295X2 features an improved closed loop system designed in collaboration with Asetek. HIS claims "users can enjoy such cool temperatures, quiet operation and consistently high performance." The liquid cooling system is equipped with two water blocks and a 120 mm radiator.

The HIS 295X2 Liquid Cooled graphics card is available April 21 for $1500. Visit the product page for specific details.

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    anthony8989 , April 18, 2014 8:04 PM
    Does any one know of a case that can accommodate two of these cards ?
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    Josh Hird , April 18, 2014 9:45 PM
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    Does any one know of a case that can accommodate two of these cards ?

    If you are going to go and spend $3000 and just GPUs, why wouldnt you just make a custom water loop? (not that i am suggesting anyone should drop 3 grand on graphics cards).
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    ferooxidan , April 18, 2014 9:47 PM
    Still the box is the same crap as ASUS. The only one taking things seriously and stay true to AMD marketing is Sapphire with cool suitcase
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    fkr , April 18, 2014 10:12 PM
    this would be fun
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    anthony8989 , April 18, 2014 11:01 PM
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    If you are going to go and spend $3000 and just GPUs, why wouldnt you just make a custom water loop? (not that i am suggesting anyone should drop 3 grand on graphics cards).


    Well in this instance , if I wanted 4 x R9 290x in crossfirex I would need four custom water blocks and closed water loop systems plus the 4 way crossfire mobo. Without going into too much detail, that route is a lot more incommodious than just finding a case that could accommodate 2 R9 295x's.
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    redgarl , April 19, 2014 5:47 AM
    This card is incredible, but I don't understand how can a AIO worth 300$ prenium over two 290x in CF. Especially when some of the custom HSF drops temps 30 degrees lower than the reference HSF.
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    redgarl , April 19, 2014 5:51 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Does any one know of a case that can accommodate two of these cards ?

    If you are going to go and spend $3000 and just GPUs, why wouldnt you just make a custom water loop? (not that i am suggesting anyone should drop 3 grand on graphics cards).


    Quad CF is is offering barely 250 to 280% over a single 290x while CF is offering around 175-185%... also, drivers are still not rendering good results and offer in many case, worst performance.

    If you buy a card like that, it's for going 4K, which is still getting implemented slowly, so buying 2 is just an absurd joke.
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    redgarl , April 19, 2014 5:58 AM
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    Does any one know of a case that can accommodate two of these cards ?


    I get a Fractal Design XL R2. It will fit my two mamoth Powercolor PCS+ 290x perfectly. You preferably need a full tower, but they can break the bank easily. For water cooling, it's hard to beat the Cosmos or The Phantek Primo... but we are talking 250$ and you are going to use 2, even 3, AIO water cooler. You need a top radiator compartment.
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    BulkZerker , April 19, 2014 6:47 AM
    I'd wait for an aftermarket water block myself. That rad just doesn't look like its up to the task of keeping the chips under 80*c
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    nebun , April 19, 2014 8:35 AM
    nothing different here....it looks exactly as the AMD card....am i missing something???
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    josephjosephson , April 19, 2014 9:29 AM
    all the cards are identical, just a different sticker on the fan and a different box. HIS can just claim theyre the first to get the card out to the market (2, yes they released a whole 2 of them....good luck getting one - AMD paper launch). They're already up on Ebay
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    Steveymoo , April 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    They shouldn't be allowed to advertise these GPU's as having "8gb memory," unless each card has 8gb. Misleading advertising.
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    bemused_fred , April 19, 2014 2:34 PM
    OK, has someone down-boated every single comment on this thread? What the hell, man? Not cool. Not cool.
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    chicofehr , April 19, 2014 6:14 PM
    I wish this had 8GB per GPU. I'm often maxing my 3GB on my 7950 and can't see 4GB being enough as I'll just push graphics further as a result. With HD texture packs, I can make an old game need the whole 3GB so it's not just new games.
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    archert24 , April 19, 2014 10:24 PM
    A caselabs case could fit two of these.
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    anthony8989 , April 20, 2014 1:01 PM
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    Quad CF is is offering barely 250 to 280% over a single 290x while CF is offering around 175-185%... also, drivers are still not rendering good results and offer in many case, worst performance.

    If you buy a card like that, it's for going 4K, which is still getting implemented slowly, so buying 2 is just an absurd joke.


    Digital Storm would disagree with you.. The card seems to scale quite nicely.

    http://www.digitalstormonline.com/unlocked/4-way-quad-crossfire-amd-r9-295x2-benchmarks-at-4k-idnum228/

    Summary:
    270% BF4 @ 4k
    261% BSI @ 4k
    344% C3 @ 4k
    354% H4 @ 4k
    403% FS @ 4k

    % increase over single R9 290x
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    azzazel_99 , April 21, 2014 4:38 AM
    i feel those numbers are heavily padded. I refuse to believe a 400% increase on any game in scaling with 4 way crossfire. high 200% sure but not 3's and DEF not 4's. I would take what Digitalstorm says with a grain of salt.
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    HiTechObsessed , April 21, 2014 7:02 AM
    The one thing that annoys me about TH is the review/description of these graphics cards. It's not an 8GB graphics card, it's a 4GB card + a 4GB card in Crossfire, which can use 4GB of memory - not 8. Especially in their 295x2 quad-crossfire review, they state 16GB of GDDR5 memory. No. It is 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Only the transistors and cores scale, not the memory.
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    azzazel_99 , April 21, 2014 9:46 AM
    They just list it as the manufacturer does.
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    anthony8989 , April 21, 2014 2:26 PM
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    i feel those numbers are heavily padded. I refuse to believe a 400% increase on any game in scaling with 4 way crossfire. high 200% sure but not 3's and DEF not 4's. I would take what Digitalstorm says with a grain of salt.


    Well I didn't test them my self so I can't be sure for now. Tom's definitely has come up with some VERY different results for their Quad-fire tests. I would be surprized if the Hawaii chips varied in performance to that degree. Digital Storm usually ends up posting a benchmark compilation for each configuration that they test. So soon enough they'll validate their results with video proof - something not a lot of reviews do.
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