AMD Radeon R9 295X2: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Radeon R9 295X2
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1250
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 29.27

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 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 640 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-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

29.27%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 295X2's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating172
Value for money10.53
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameVesuvius
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date29 April 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,499
Price now$600 (0.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 295X2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores2816of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1018 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)500 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate179.2of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2x 5,733 gflopsof 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 supportPCIe 2.1 x16
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length307 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width512 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1250 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth640 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 295X2. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
Eyefinity1
HDMI+
DisplayPort support-

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.

AppAcceleration-
CrossFire1
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D+
LiquidVR1
PowerTune-
TressFX1
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore-
UVD+
DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan+
Mantle-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 295X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 295X2 29.27
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Passmark

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R9 295X2 21197

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

R9 295X2 8619

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 295X2 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 295X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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