AMD Radeon R9 295X2: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 295X2

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 295X2 sales 29 April 2014 at a recommended price of $1,499. This is high-end GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with 2x 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 640 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 307 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 500 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 64.08 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 295X2's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
17.25
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Vesuvius
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
29 April 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$1,099.99
 
of 4200 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 295X2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 295X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 2816
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Boost Clock
1018 MHz
 
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
500 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
2x 179.2 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2x 5,733 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 295X2's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 2.1 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
307 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 295X2: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 512 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
640 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 295X2.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
TressFX
+
 
UVD
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 295X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
63.02
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
278132.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
23568.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
30587.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
78405.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
7983.48
 
 
Passmark
7653
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
21270
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 295X2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
61.5 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 295X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is faster by 3% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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