AMD Radeon R9 295X2: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 295X2


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 52.10 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of Radeon R9 295X2's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
GCN 2.0
Code name
Release date
29 April 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
of 4095.95 (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.
2x 2816
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Boost Clock
1018 MHz
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
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
PCIe 3.0 x16
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
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
of 32
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


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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX® 12
of 4.6

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
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Mining hashrates

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 1060 6 GB, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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