AMD Radeon R9 295X2 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 295X2

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 295X2 sales 29 April 2014 at a recommended price of 1,499 USD. This is a high-end GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8192 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. An additional 2 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 500 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 64.22 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
9.78
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Vesuvius
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
29 April 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
1,499 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
1,999.99 USD
 
of 4765 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 2816
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 2.1 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
307 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
2x 512 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
640 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
TressFX
+
 
UVD
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
64.22
 
 
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
7593
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
21270
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
61.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
72.41
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to 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 1%.

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