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 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 36.04 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon R9 295X2's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.56
 
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 now
$1,099.99
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

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
 
Boost Clock
1018 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
500 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
2x 179.2 GTexel / s billion / sec
 
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

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
 
Memory bus width
2x 512 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
of 14000
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
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmark 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

36.04

Passmark

7700

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

21270

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 295X2 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

R9 295X2
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

R9 295X2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

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 TITAN Z, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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