Temperatures And Noise
The Asetek closed-loop liquid cooler does a fairly good job, though it's only equipped with a 120 mm radiator. A peak GPU temperature of 65 °C is admirable, particularly considering that we couldn't push a single Radeon R9 290X below 50 °C in our aftermarket cooling project.
We're using a calibrated studio-quality microphone for all sound level measurements. It's positioned at a 90° orientation 50 cm away from each graphics card. Results are collected after each card hits its peak operating temperature in our gaming benchmark.
Although 45 dB(A) is clearly audible, the Radeon R9 295X2 is significantly quieter than any competing setup, while the Radeon HD 6990 and R9 290X in CrossFire blow you right out of the room. AMD clearly put effort into improving the experience it conveys, and we appreciate that.
Sound Level Videos
Lastly, let's compare three generations of dual-GPU graphics cards from AMD in videos.
Radeon R9 295X2
Radeon HD 7990
Radeon HD 6990
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The pricing of this beast really impressed me.Reply
Many people doubt about Dual GPU Hawaii will be Blow Up. It seems AMD really do well job. Nice Looking CardReply
This card is like the Veyron of WV , show the world what you can do (R295x2) but you`ll still relay on the sales of your WV Golf for revenue (270x, 280x)Reply
Finally the review of this beast! Now continue readingReply
Impressive performance, temperatures and fairly low noise!Reply
I would prefer a bit lower price, but this looks like a great card for the gamer that has everything!
Surprised you didn't do a mining hashrate test on it to see what it can push out.Reply
the name Dreadnaught originated from Dread Nothing or, fear nothing.Reply
Hope this price stays low and not get bloated from bit con miners like its predecessors.Reply
So let me get this straight. It runs pretty cool, quiet, performs well and (for the moment) is able to play a good selection of games at 4k admirably and is priced competitively. Plus if you are going to drop a bit more on watercooling your GPUs (which is a possibility if you're spending $1200+) that gives this card even greater value. Nice work AMD.Reply
Wheres Tom's Hardware seal of approval? =( clearly this card diserves some love!Reply