Radeon_R9_295X2
AMD Radeon R9 295X2

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How well can the Radeon R9 295X2 run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 295X2 will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the Radeon R9 295X2 privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon R9 295X2 game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 894 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a good frame rate from The Outer Worlds with 77 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Microsoft Flight Simulator which is predicted to return a reasonable 45 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will get a playable 44 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 295X2 to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at The Outer Worlds where it was reasonable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 155 FPS, Medium: 122 FPS, High: 82 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. We added Microsoft Flight Simulator to our research and predict it will be playable with a 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 295X2, this is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 295X2 in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 295X2? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 28% better and can run 992 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 295X2 is the R-500 Series Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB, which is 20% more powerful and can run 982 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon R9 295X2 was released on 29 Apr 2014

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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Versuvius XT (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
358 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
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Release Price
$1499.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1018 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
850 Watt & 56 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
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Radeon R9 295X2 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 295X2 is a Dual-Graphics Solution based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.


GPU
It equips two GPUs Codenamed Hawaii XT which together have 128 Compute Units activated and thus offer 5632 Shader Processing Units, 352 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1018MHz.


Memory
Each GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 Memory, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 500W, it requires at least a 850W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon R9 295X2 Competes with GeForce GTX Titan Z and proves to be much faster than the latter, especially at 4K.
Radeon R9 295X2 is the fastest Dual Graphics Solution as of June of 2015.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 295X2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 295X2 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 89% 75%
Red Dead Redemption 2 55% 22%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 22%
Borderlands 3 50% 18%
Cyberpunk 2077 52% 7%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 85% 7%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 77% 10%
FIFA 20 70% 58%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 97% 64%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 52% 7%
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This wasn't very popular now was it. An expensive toaster.

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26% Worse o.e

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I donot think its a good card for ultra 3840x2160 gaming.


I think its good for 2560x1440

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Not rly.. you can play 1440p with a R9 380X. This is a 4k dual GPU

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Well 380X is not really 1440p card, you need at least 290/gtx970/gtx780 for that
Same goes to 295X on 3840x2160, it can run it but definitely not in full details

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Hooray! Only 15% worse.

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Yeah right. Try playing at 4k and see who's crying later.

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Fair point. But it doesn't require near as much power to run either.

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Hmmmm… the R9 295X2 is "only" 158% better then my R9 270, I'm happy it's not like 1000% better. It's amazing to see how high the memory bandwith is.

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Ive got HD 6790 and this graphic is only 427% stronger then mine.Im kinda happy whit this graphic so i cant imagine what can i do whit this X2 :D :D

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Would it be possible to power this on my 650w Akasa Cobra PSU? It provides 49amps on the 12volt rail and 585w max on the rail.

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Anybody?

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i think you need 850w psu…

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Nope, it really need some good 70A+ 850W psu which can deliver 45W on single rail -thats because I heard that some multirail 1000W+ psus had problem to run it

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Can this play tetris at 800x600p low settings?

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Here we go , I've tested Tetris at Ultra Quality Preset with SSAA x32 with my rig and some top GPU's ( all was references )


Result you can see on my profile picture.


R9 295X2 - 192 Min FPS at 800x600

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How much fps did the GTX 750 get? :(

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800x600 - Avg - 28 , Min - 18


But as we know people eye see only 3 frames , so GTX 750 will be enough to MAX OUT tetris at 720p


720p - Avg - 8 , Min - 4

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What frame rate would my version of the GTX 750 get at 1080p?

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not enough VRAM for 1080p ( needs 8+GB )

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We both don't have nearly enough then.
(Even 1GB is enough for 1080p :P)

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not for SSAA x32

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Forgot about that.

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one more question , how your GPU feel at 1080p?
Just cuz it's just like mine :3

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I can get 60fps on quite a few games like tomb raider(2013) or Sonic generations at high settings. (With a few small drops).

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Weird that this GPU costs 1600$ (in Amazon), while I can buy this for "just" 950$ in CoolBlue :P

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1153 % worse 0.o . Soon going to get a better cpu and better gpu

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