r290x vs 295?

pnico

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Hi,
been out of the loop for a while. Im assuming the new 295x2 is a r290x with 2 gpu vs one?
and not even out yet?

is that even worth 2 gpus anymore? going from a 290 to a 295?
 

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The R9 295X2 is a watercooled card which comes with a built-in 120mm radiator for watercooling. It carries two R9 290X cores with a little bump in clocks. Even with the watercooler this card is running louder than a single 290X with a aftermarket cooler. (it doesn't come in any version without because the pcb would be lava if it ran on aircooling. And yes it's coming to the market soon.


Though i would still recommend R9 290 CF or 780SLI instead. Both options are cheaper. Only if you where planning on R9 290X CF then this is for you.
 

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"Is it worth it?" is a complicated question. For example, if you are gaming on a single monitor, it is already overkill. If you have multiple monitors, it will give you great FPS, but is it better than SLI or crossfire... depends on the game.
 

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The R9 295X2 is a watercooled card which comes with a built-in 120mm radiator for watercooling. It carries two R9 290X cores with a little bump in clocks. Even with the watercooler this card is running louder than a single 290X with a aftermarket cooler. (it doesn't come in any version without because the pcb would be lava if it ran on aircooling. And yes it's coming to the market soon.


Though i would still recommend R9 290 CF or 780SLI instead. Both options are cheaper. Only if you where planning on R9 290X CF then this is for you.
 

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I am runnig a 3930k cpu, i hope thats enough cpu power. I think the only games out that I have not played are bioshock series, assasins creed series and borderlands. All others I have played.. COd.BF..etc.. 1200 watt psu.
 


What resolution do you intend on playing at?
 

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