Ladies and gentlemen, the NDA lifts on the eighth but it was only a matter of time until the benchmarks of the R9 295X2 Dual GPU Card leaked. All eyes were at our Chinese friends but the leak actually came from a source we weren't expecting. The leak comes from the Arabian website called DarkTech-reviews.com .
AMD 'Vesuvius' R9 295X2 - The Dual Hawaii-XT Beast with Hybrid Cooling thrashes competition in Preliminary Benchmarks.
I know you came here for the benchmarks so before I ramble, here is the treasure chest:
BioShock Infinite (FHD) 3840x2160 Performance (FPS):
- R9 295x2: 57
- GTX 780 Ti SLI (2x) : 55
- R9 290X CF (2x): 50
- GTX 780 Ti: 35
- GTX Titan: 33
- R9 290X: 30
- GTX 780: 29
- R9 290: 29
- R9 280X: 24
- HD 7970: 23
Now though I have no details about the benches apart from this picture, this i all we really need. The benchmark is of Bioshock Infinte tested at 4k Resolution and the card actually gives just a hair short of a solid 60fps. A lot of people were wondering how this would compare to a R9 290X Crossfire with XDMA and here is your answer. The fact that it outperforms a R9 290X Crossfire also tells me that this card is almost certainly a Dual Hawaii-XT core and the speculation can now be laid to rest on that regard. It also shows it beats not only the R9 290X Crossfire but the GTX 780 Ti SLI too and that makes it possible that the card could possibly be running at decent clocks (as opposed to under-clocked to preserve TDP ).
Secondly I must admit I am very impressed with the card's performance in these benchmarks though very disappointed that the GTX Titan Z was not tested alongside this card. Of course, since it was released just a few days ago they probably don't have an engineering sample but a AMD Dual GPU benchmark just isn't complete without a Rival Nvidia Dual GPU competing as well. Of course the launch of this card will make the GTX 790's arrival only a clock's tick away. We know the card exists, it even had had listings before it vanished again, so its only a matter of time till we seethe face of the true Nvidia Rival (Titan Z isn't really aimed at the Gaming Market).
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Specifications Chart:
|Radeon HD 6990||Radeon HD 7990||Radeon R9 295 X2|
|GPU Codename||Antilles||New Zealand||Vesuvius|
|GPU Cores||3200 SPs||4096 SPs||5632 SPs|
|Memory||2 GB GDDR5 x 2||3 GB GDDR5 x 2||4 GDDR5 x 2|
|Memory Bus||256-bit x 2||384-bit x 2||512-bit x 2|
|Cooling||Dual Slot Single Fan (Blower Type)||Dual Slot Triple Fan||Dual Slot Hybrid Cooler|
|Power Connectors||8+8 Pin||8+8 Pin||8+8 Pin|
|Price||$699 US||$999 US||~$1499 US*|
*Details mentioned are not indicative of the final product!
— Usman Pirzada (@usmanpirzada) April 2, 2014