AMD recently revealed their new Radeon R9 295X2 dual GPU that will offer significant performance boosts when compared to the current R9 290X offering. Unfortunately we don’t know what the graphics card even looks like, nor do we know how much it is going to cost! With AMD teasing us with this information slowly overtime, they’ve left them self open for a beating from Nvidia, who fully detailed and launched the monstrously expensive, but ridiculously powerful Titan Z last week.
AMD have taken to twitter to tweet a sneaky image of part of the GPU. While some reports think that the Radeon logo, as well as the bolts around the outer edge suggest that it is water cooled, given that it’s often the design of water cooling blocks, I think otherwise. I think we’ve looking at the back edge of the card from a top down perspective and the the rest of the card is obscured from view. I will however admit that I hope it is water cooled, the R9 290X wasn’t exactly a cool running card, two of them on the same PCB may actually melt through the Earth’s crust.
Will it compete with the Titan Z in terms of performance, or will they just beat Nvidia when it comes to price vs performance? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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Image courtesy of Twitter.