While we’ve been quick to bring you all the latest rumours and leaks we can find about the new king of AMD graphics cards, it looks like the leaks have now become a full blown storm as the folks over at VideoCardz blow the lid off everything we wanted to know about the new dual-GPU graphics card.
As you can see from the image below, we can confirm that the R9 295X2 will feature two full Hawaii-XT graphics processors on a single PCB, giving it a staggering 5632 stream processors, 352 TMUs and a core clock speed of 1018 MHz.
The card will be backed up by 8GB of GDDR5 memory which runs on the 512-bit x2 memory bus at a speed of 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective).
The card runs from dual 8pin power connectors, so there is no doubt that this will be a power hungry beast, in fact it’ll be able to churn up a TDP of 500W! Each Hawaii-XT core will have a 5+1 VRM, much like that of the 290X.
Both cores will be connected via the PLA chip and xDMA to help improve scaling and given that this card will be able to push video via its four DisplayPorts and a single DVI port, Eyefinity and 4K should be easy work for the 295X2.
The whole thing is cooled by what AMD are calling Project Hydra, which is just a fancy name for a 120mm water cooling radiator which comes with a push pull fan configurations, and two cooling tubes which are hooked up to individual GPU blocks. In the middle of the card is a red LED back-lit 92mm fan and you’ll also find a red LED light up Radeon logo on the side of the card.
That’s all for now, and while some of these cards show performance figures, I’ve always been wary of manufacturers in-house performance figures, we’ll wait for the real world results before we start weighing this thing up against the competition.
Thank you VideoCards for providing us with this information.
Images courtesy of VideoCards.