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PowerColor's Air-Cooled R9 295X2 Revealed

We already know that AMD has built a very solid graphics card with its new R9 295X2. This card is a very impressive piece of hardware, as it carries two fully-enabled Hawaii GPUs, both of which can run at speeds of over 1.0 GHz. AMD has kept this cool with a hybrid cooling solution that uses both air and water.

Now though, there is a report on a Chinese website with pictures of an alternate cooling system for the R9 295X2. It doesn't involve water or anything else that's special; it is cooled fully by air.  Pictured is the PowerColor R9 295X2 Devil13.

This card carries a triple fan cooler with three 10 cm fans that push air through a very large aluminum fin array. Moreover, the card appears to be powered by four 8-pin PCIe power connectors, specifying the card to be able to zip up to a tremendous 675 W, though it likely won't use that much.

No word on when the card will come out, though hopefully, we'll come across it at Computex 2014 to see it in action.

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  • surda
    this card gonna be sooo hot that you wont even need a heater in your house
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  • shogunofharlom
    Some junky may try to steal your card just for the aluminum on it alone. Hide your kids, Hide your wife.
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  • patrick47018
    Some junky may try to steal your card just for the aluminum on it alone. Hide your kids, Hide your wife.

    http://youtu.be/EzNhaLUT520?t=1m
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  • helper800
    Looks like this card will probably be cheaper than the current one, so you could buy it and put a custom water block on it and might break even with the price of the AMD one.
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  • ingtar33
    so... power color made a r9-295x2 which will temp throttle? Shouldn't that be the headline? and 4x8pin connectors? Ambitious on the overclocks they'll get with that air cooling system aren't they?
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  • catswold
    this card gonna be sooo hot that you wont even need a heater in your house
    The total amount of heat added to your household will be the same whether the dual Hawaii cards are liquid cooled or air cooled.

    I will wait and see before I condemn this beast. It may be that a triple slot air cooler will be sufficient . . . not likely seeming, but possible.
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  • Amdlova
    this card will fit on bitfenix prodigy ?
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  • jasonelmore
    LMAO, 4X 8 Pin Power Connectors. This really shows how AMD is trying to brute force its way over Nvidia. Using double the Power and producing double the heat, "but hey, we made a fast gpu" good job amd
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  • Amdlova
    LMAO, 4X 8 Pin Power Connectors. This really shows how AMD is trying to brute force its way over Nvidia. Using double the Power and producing double the heat, "but hey, we made a fast gpu" good job amd

    i think you dind't see the point. you never will touch de 4x8 pin power on air or water but with some nitrogen hellium or other type will hit hard and this card will be the fastest single pcb on earth...
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  • shogunofharlom
    It's the gpu BATMAN uses.
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