The official specifications and pictures of the upcoming Radeon R9 295X2 have been unveiled by the guys over at VideoCardz. These photos and slides give us all the information we have been wanting to know about AMD’s dual-GPU card.
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.
Well NVIDIA launched their dual-GPU GeForce GTX Titan Z just the other day and now it is AMD’s turn. They have been hinting at launching a dual-GPU product with their #2betterthan1 viral campaign. Sources are now saying that the R9 295X2 codenamed Vesuvius will be launching April 8th.
AMD held a live event and webcast yesterday to announce their new FirePro series of professional graphics cards. They kicked things off with the announcement of the FirePro W9100 graphics card, which is based on the Hawaii GPU architecture.
For those waiting for a dual Hawaii-based graphics card you might not have to wait that much longer. ASUS is planning to launch their custom built ARES III Hawaii-based card at Computex 2014. The ARES brand is ASUS’s custom built dual-chip graphics lineup based on AMD GPUs.
But the inside truth was revealed by a slide posted by DG’s Nerdy Story which says that the Hawaii chip has so much more to offer than just this. The chip inside the Radeon R9 290X has 4 Compute Units disabled and this clearly shows that the full fledged chip is yet to be launched and we just haven’t seen it in full form as yet.
Expreview decided to go in quite some detail with the HIS-branded AMD reference design Radeon R9 290X graphics card as it was taken apart piece by piece for a review which predominantly revealed the specs and the features. This detaching was done to reveal some of the major components and features such as the cooling system, the PCB, the VRM, and one of the most highlighted of all, the all new 28 nm “Hawaii” silicon.
The block diagram for AMD’s next generation R9 290 series “Hawaii” chip has been leaked by EasyCom in their review of the R9 280X. Recently we covered the R9 Series in detail and talk about the specifications, but until now very little was known about the Hawaii chip itself. Now we will get to see the architectural changes the Hawaii chip has made over its predecessor Tahiti.
In just about 6 hours AMD’s GPU ’14 Tech Day will start and be live streamed straight from Hawaii. This is a huge day for AMD and they will be announcing a new graphics card series “Volcanic Islands” after a 2 year hiatus. What a better place to announce this new graphics card series than the volcanic islands of Hawaii.