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Sapphire's Radeon R9 295X2 Has the Coolest Packaging

AMD's Radeon R9 295X might not be available for purchase for a few more days, but Sapphire has something special for those who do purchase the card when it becomes available. AMD shipped out review samples in a special metal briefcase, and it looks like Sapphire plans to do the same with retail versions of the card.


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The packaging was revealed via Sapphire's official Facebook page, but the company didn't offer much else in the way of details. Other than Sapphire branding and that super special packaging, it looks like Sapphire's R9 295X2 won't be any different than the reference card. Sapphire also hasn't named a release date. AMD is promising end of April for availability, though our own Chris Angelini has said they'll debut the week of April 21. It's not clear if other manufacturers will also be shipping their R9 295X2s in these metal cases. We'll let you know if any more crop up!

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  • ekagori
    Ha! I wonder if they'll also give you handcuffs to tie the briefcase around your wrist? Lol
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  • ferooxidan
    This is very good and stay true to AMD marketing that show us with suitcase packaging. I've seen ASUS and it's just a big cardboard box. lame
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  • pills161
    Seems gimmicky to me, I want to pay good money for an awesome card and performance, I don't really care about the packaging it comes in...
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  • Phillip Wager
    would be cool to know you had this case for when it's time inivitably comes to upgrade and you can just have it sitting on a shelf looking cool. or if saphire is the only one who has this it would be a sure fire way to get the most resale money.
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  • DarkSable
    The thing that I really dislike about this card is that it looks like it doesn't have standard holes or barbs for actual watercooling.

    That means if you want to add it to a custom loop, you would have to buy a separate waterblock for it, which seems like a bloody waste after they've already designed this thing.
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  • ewok93
    Wonder how powerful the cooler is. It looks nice, but that's not saying much. As for the case, I want one. I will never be able to afford the video card, but I can put that case on my shelf and look cool. Maybe Ebay will have one in a couple months...
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  • Spectre694
    The thing that I really dislike about this card is that it looks like it doesn't have standard holes or barbs for actual watercooling.

    That means if you want to add it to a custom loop, you would have to buy a separate waterblock for it, which seems like a bloody waste after they've already designed this thing.

    Well if it is the same as reference that means it is a custom Asetek AIO with two blocks and a radiator. Meaning that no we will need a new block to add it too a loop which seems kinda dumb to me. Hopefully, someone will make a kit or a non-reference card that can be added to a loop.
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