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    Phoronix: AMD Releases The Radeon R9 295X

    As expected AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 295X graphics card this morning as the "world's fastest" for those with $1500 USD to spare...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY1ODY

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    Huh?.. Does the 295X technically use crossfire to link the two GPUs even though it is one card in one slot?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconmon View Post
    Huh?.. Does the 295X technically use crossfire to link the two GPUs even though it is one card in one slot?..
    As far as I know, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconmon View Post
    Huh?.. Does the 295X technically use crossfire to link the two GPUs even though it is one card in one slot?..
    As far as I'm aware, all dual-GPU cards, including nvidia, use crossfire/SLI. That being said, the actual memory capacity they have is really halved.

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    $1500... LOL
    LOL





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    LOL
    Great for everyone who thinks that $1500 is a small price to pay for nothing but ONE WEEK worth of BRAGGING rights to a bunch of game-dorks whose opinions are meaningless to begin with.

    Why one week? Because two things happen in one week; the price drops in half, and it gets replaced with something even more OMGAWESUM!!!!

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    This is obviously not a card aimed at games. No game will utilize all this power for several years to come. It's obviously a card for 3D artists. For studios it might be well worth it to pay 1500$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    This is obviously not a card aimed at games. No game will utilize all this power for several years to come. It's obviously a card for 3D artists. For studios it might be well worth it to pay 1500$.
    It is. AMD already has a line for professional cards, the firepros.
    I guess miners will be interested in that too.

    Anyway, there are quite a number of games that will need something like that to push out 60+fps at 4k, with every details to the max.

    Oh, and for what it's worth, I'm very disappointed by this card. Go read any review, it's not nearly as good as one would expect it to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    This is obviously not a card aimed at games. No game will utilize all this power for several years to come. It's obviously a card for 3D artists. For studios it might be well worth it to pay 1500$.
    As already mentioned, this is not a workstation GPU. It isn't optimized for workstation software, so for the same price you could get a much more power efficient GPU that could probably perform even better.

    This card is targeted toward gaming on UHD or 3x+ monitor setups. If you have anything less that, then yes, this is an incredibly stupid card to buy.


    @droidhacker
    Have you not seen the reviews for this? While the price is outrageous, it is justifiable. Especially for bitcoin miners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    $1500... LOL
    LOL

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    LOL
    Great for everyone who thinks that $1500 is a small price to pay for nothing but ONE WEEK worth of BRAGGING rights to a bunch of game-dorks whose opinions are meaningless to begin with.
    Why one week? Because two things happen in one week; the price drops in half, and it gets replaced with something even more OMGAWESUM!!!!
    You doesn't hear about Titan Z, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    This is obviously not a card aimed at games. No game will utilize all this power for several years to come. It's obviously a card for 3D artists. For studios it might be well worth it to pay 1500$.
    Just think about Eyefinity or 4K, or "4K Eyefinity".

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