It seems that we have been talking about AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 295X2 a lot lately. It is scheduled to be released a week from today! Well we have some new information on the card itself that was previously unreleased and we also confirm some of the other leaked information with AMD.
AMD has said that reviewers will be allowed to post the picture of the briefcase in which the card arrived. Well it looks like not all reviewers read the NDA as the photo you see above was posted online yesterday. I’m not going to say who leaked it, but it was a rather large site. The reviewer said the briefcase weighed in at 5 kilograms.
Also take note that the briefcase looks almost identical to the one that the ASUS ARES came in. This could mean that ASUS could have taken part in the development of the card.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 will have 8GB of Memory
While this was expected, seeing as each Hawaii chip will have 4GB of VRAM this could make the card more “affordable” at least compared to the Titan Z.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 will have 5 Display Outputs
AMD has confirmed that the card will have 5 display outputs. These will include four mini-DisplayPorts and a single Dual-DVI port.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is the Official Name
Some people were still thinking the card may be called the R9 290X2 or the R9 295, but the official name will be the Radeon R9 295X2.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 will have a TDP of 500W
While this is not confirmed Fudzilla reported that the card will have a TDP of around 500W. This leads us to believe that this card could be using full Hawaii chips after all. For those wondering the R9 290X has a TDP of around 270W, so putting two together could easily reach 500W.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 will be Released April 8th
The NDA on the card lifts April 8th, this is when reviewers of the card will be able to post information about the card. We are not sure if this is the embargo on the product itself or just reviews.
Stay tuned for more news as we get closer to the April 8th.
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