Chiphell has released some leaked pictures, details, and specs about the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 dual graphics card that AMD has been hinting at the past couple weeks. Possible leaked specifications I have listed below but the big deal is how to cool this monster.
The AMD Radeon HD 7990 I currently have running in my own system uses AMD’s reference design utilizing three fans to cool that monster but it looks like AMD has gone the ASUS route this time using a hybrid air + liquid AiO cooling solution. Pictures are showing a single 90 mm fan and what people are assuming is a pump on each GPU connected to what looks like a 120 mm x 120 mm generic radiator that could be built by any of the big OEMs. The heatsink and fan realistically cool the memory, VRM, and PCIe bridge while the AiO cooler takes the tough job of keeping the 28nm “Hawaii” chips cool. The GPUs will be linked by a PLX PEX8747 PCIe bridge.
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Possible Specs
|Memory||4 GB per GPU (8 GB total)|
|Steam Processors||2,816 Per GPU|
|Memory Bus||512 Width|
|Cooling||Air + liquid hybrid|
|Chip||Dual 28nm “Hawaii”|
|Possible Price (USD)||$1,499|
Let us know what you think of the new GPU! Stay tuned since it looks as if