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XFX Core Edition R9-295X-8QFA Radeon R9 295x2 8GB 1024 (512 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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Dual GPU - Liquid Cooled
  • 5632 Stream Processors
  • 1018MHz Core Clock
  • 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • 5000MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • PCI Express 3.0

The AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 Graphics Card is the world's fastest, period. A mammoth eight Gigabytes of memory and more than 11.5 Teraflops of computing power help this card do what it was built to do: be the undisputed graphics champion.


Two AMD Radeon™ R9 series GPUs

When You're Holding All the Cards, it Only Makes Sense to Double Down

We took two of our most advanced, Mantle technology-enabled GPUs and put them together in one cohesive unit. Don't bet against it. Built from striking powder coated aluminum, this GPU is beautiful to behold. It's built to our highest standards, and it sends a message that's loud and clear: this is serious hardware.


☆Factory-Fit Liquid Cooling System

The Most Advanced Dual GPU Liquid Cooling System Ever Designed

In an industry first, the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics card reference design ships with an advanced closed-loop liquid cooling system developed jointly with Asetek. Enjoy cool temperatures, quiet operation and consistently high performance, right out of the box.


Newest AMD Technologies

Powered by Mantle Technology and AMD TrueAudio Technology

There's optimization, and then there's Mantle technology. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of Graphics Core Next to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. Also AMD TrueAudio Technology puts the magic of surround sound into every headset and helps give sound engineers the freedom to innovate in ways they've never had before. This is what the future of PC gaming sounds like.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Jesse B.
  • 8/20/2014 10:59:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Competition from AMD

Pros: Design: The design of this card is quite impressive. AMD designed a sleek card that looks great in almost every setup. A nice backplate keeps the card rigid & adds good support & protection. This card also went with a nice looking metal casing to protect it & house the VERY bright red LED fan. The word “Radeon” lights up red on the card. Very cool indeed. Can be a hit or miss if the color scheme for your existing case lights aren’t red. The tubing for the liquid cooling solution have a bit of length them, allowing for some lax when mounting the radiator in different locations. Before buying this card, bear in mind that your case must have a 120mm mounting point.

Cooling: AMD teamed with Asetek to provide the liquid cooling solution along with a central fan to cool the VRMs. The cooling design does a great job of keeping temps of the card consistently close to 70C under very heavy load with little to no noticeable throttling. While idle, the card stays at 39C-41C during the summer. The hybrid cooling solution works great to manage its own temperatures while blowing out all of the heat directly out of the case, rather than exhausting it inside. The card also runs very quietly.

Performance: I was able to run Metro LL, Crysis 3, Hitman Absolution, BF4, & other titles on max settings running at 5760x1080. FPS are very smooth on all games. Crysis 3 can’t run on 60 FPS on max settings at that resolution but it does stay well above 30 FPS. Very impressive since it’s known as a system killer. Last Light I believe ran in the upper 50s. I don’t have the numbers at the moment but I can run benchmarks & add them here later. Consider the fact that I’m running on the entry level 3820 & I’ve yet to upgrade to either the 4930K or 4960X.

Price: Why is this a pro & not a con? Because it is in fact worth it. Consider that this card outperforms the Titan Z (nVidia says isn’t designed for gaming, yet many companies say otherwise) & is literally half the price. Consider what you are getting, along with the cooling solution & it makes perfect sense. Two higher clocked 290X GPUs, 4GB memory per GPU, hybrid cooling, all in a single dual slot card. Oh yeah, you can tri/quad-fire with a 290X(s) if you’re crazy enough though the R9 295X2 is already enough. It might seems like a high price at first but adding two separate cards & trying to liquid cool them will end up costing about the same if not more & results in more heat & noise.

Overall: AMD did their homework on this one. They managed to place two top of the line 290X Hawaii GPUs on a single card dual slot card to deliver unprecedented performing in the most demanding titles. AMD made a logical choice in implementing a successful cooling method by going from air to hybrid cooling. AMD is certainly getting better with each dual GPU endeavor, at least so far, & the R9 295X2 is no doubt their biggest accomplishment to date. If you’re looking for the perfect UHD (4K is a cinema term) solution, look no further.

Cons: None at all. Users who don’t have a case with a mounting point to accommodate the radiator will have to buy a new case. You’ll have to make sure you have a PSU that can deliver sufficient power as well. Of course, you should know this prior to making any purchase by doing proper research. See “other thoughts.”

Other Thoughts: Running on:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 (gotta upgrade for the R9 295X2)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4x8GB (32GB)
Storage: SSD (Intel, boot drive): 250GB | HDD1 (WD Black, game drive): 4TB
Mobo: Asus RIVE LGA 2011 Intel X79
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
GPU: XFX Radeon R9 295x2
Monitor: Samsung MD230X6 (using 3 out of 6 monitors at the moment since upgrading from 7970)
PSU: Rosewill 1300W 80+ Gold
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue

- Since heat is exhausted directly from the radiator, expect your room to get very warm. Not a con for the card since it’s simply doing its job of eliminating heat from the rad. Quite a bit of heat is blown out so make sure there is plenty of room behind your case (I mounted it on the rear exhaust). Makes for a great heater during the winter and an oven during the summer. I recommend routing a duct from the exhaust to a window or cranking up the AC. Yes, it warms up my room that badly during the summer. Note: this only applies if you’re running an intensive game. However, when running idle or performing everyday tasks, it doesn’t affect ambient temperature that badly.

- Product description doesn’t mention the rad/fan size. Again, it’s 120mm in case you’re wondering.

- This card supports Displayport 1.2 for multi-stream transport for up to 6 displays via CCC.

- It requires at least 28A per 12V rail. You can typically find this info on the sticker that comes on most PSUs or in your PSUs instruction manual. I recommend a PSU with a minimum of 1200W. I use a Rosewill 1300w power supply & it works wonders with this card.

- Due to its weight & overall length, you may want to give it some support. Powercolor sells a jack for video cards. The sag isn’t as bad as some cards but considering the length, you may want to do this to minimize long term wear & tear.

- When running old legacy titles or even some older modern games that weren’t designed with dual GPUs in mind, simply turning off CrossfireX in CCC solved most if not all of my problems. I recommend taking this into consideration FIRST when trying to diagnose any issues. I ran into issues such as some games giving an error upon startup, black screens, crashing in a particular area, or limited FPS. Disabling CrossfireX fixed them all. Yes, you won’t be utilizing both GPUs but running just one of the GPUs is more than enough for those kinds of titles that aren’t GPU hungry. It will only matter if you’re running games like Last Light, Crysis 3, etc. However, I’ve only experienced those errors in a few of those older games, of which just one of the GPUs is already overpowered for. CCC allows you to associate & save which programs you don’t want to run in CrossfireX so it automatically disables it when you run those programs.

- The only thing that can compete are dual 780ti cards so if you’re looking for an nVidia solution, those would be the cards to get. Benchmarks show that the R9 295X2 performs better in most cases but dual 780ti cards bridge the gap fair

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  • Matthew K.
  • 7/22/2014 8:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs*update

Pros: At least as fast as one 780Ti.

Cons: RMA'd the first card because it was hitting the temp ceiling of 75c and throttling the GPUs from 1018 down to 850 -900mhz.
Replacment card has the same heat issue but less throttling for some reason.
I have a corsair 1050w PSU. I tested the wattage from the wall with a Kill A Watt meter (can buy from radio shack for like 20 bucks) In Heaven benchmark Firestrike Extreme, BF4 max settings-full 64 player server for an hour, Crysis and Star Citizen.
This with an AMD 8350 @ 4.7 and 6 case fans plus LED's.
The wattage never went above 825 and averaged about 720-780 watts at load.
I think the issue is my CPU and its lake of single threaded performance.
AMD advertised this as a the ultimate gaming card but neglected to mention a 20-30 percent bottleneck in performance with thier most powerful CPU's.
If you look at most benchmark and gaming review sites on this card the testers are all using $600-$1000 I7's to get the results we see with the R9-295x2.
If you plan to get this card I would recommend wating until you can drop $1000 or more on an X series I7 and a new motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:


If you have any questions, please contact us at for more detailed information.

Thank you

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  • Jeff J.
  • 7/22/2014 11:34:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsPSU requirements

Pros: do not own

Cons: do not own

Other Thoughts: WHY on earth would you skimp out on a PSU buying this card? and AMD FX9XXX series is alone 220 watts! NOT overclocked Requirement! Looking up a single 290x psu requirement is 750w, and that can vary especially if you have a 9xxx series processor even at stock. Add in the rest of the components and this card x1 and you're probably looking at your pc pulling 1100 watts from the wall while gaming if you're using said processor.

Your psu should FAR exceed the max consumption of power that your pc can use or you are likely to have BSODs games crashing/underperforming and will likely result in a psu meltdown.

Also note games do not make great use of multicore systems yet. That said AMD is severely lagging behind Intel in single core performance, therefore no matter the situation I can almost guarantee you that any AMD processor will be your bottle neck.

I have an FX8350 at 4.5ghz and an R9 270x stock, 80% of the time while playing any game my cpu is the bottleneck. GPU normally sits around 80-85% usage while cpu sits at 20%. I've seen more than one benchmark for games where an intel i3 beat out any AMD cpu based rig with like graphics cards. I'm tried and tested in this area, no more AMD cpus for me unless they pull their heads out.

TLDR- AMD cpu? + 295x? = 1200w+ psu at least. Don't like the performance/ did not notice performance increase? Get an INTEL cpu! (recommend i5 or better)

Hope this helps someone.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the positive feedback.

If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 7/1/2014 5:30:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRuns hot throttles down

Pros: Dual Hawaii GPU's. Single card supposed to be more powerful than a Titan Z or dual 780ti's.

Cons: In Crysis 3 and BF4 the GPU temps hit the 75c ceiling every time As a result the stock core clocks of 1018 drop down to around 850. Massive performance hit.
I have 7 case fans (side, front,under,and rear intakes) as well as top exhausts. So its not my case airflow.

Other Thoughts: A non-refundable $1500 upgrade that runs 15-20% slower than what I upgraded from.
Very dissapointed.

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  • Cedric C.
  • 6/30/2014 12:50:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMostly Epic

Pros: - Met expectations on most games (Runs Metro Last Light on max settings at 5760x1080 quite smooth)
- Installation of cooling unit was very simple
- Beautiful looking card design

Cons: - I'm primarily playing Wildstar these days, and my frame rates are dropping to single digits. I've actually seen 1fps. This is a severe drop off from my previous cards (2x 7970's)

Other Thoughts: For the price, i'd like to be able to play any new game flawlessly. Unfortunately that's not quite the case at the moment.

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your feedback.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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  • Anita A.
  • 6/25/2014 9:00:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWORST AMD CARD EVER

Pros: none

Cons: After 2 week of testing my r9 295x2 i can tell that this video card is just garbage .
Reinstall and unistall driver 1000 times , I Disable upsl as some people in forum told me.
Doesn't fix the issues. The 2nd gpu coree spped drops form 100% to 0% in crysis 3 during all the game every 10 seconds.
Watch dogs runs at 10 fps at 1440p resolution. thief runs at 35 fps at 1440p. And this should be a 4k video card. I change the Psu from 850 watt to 1250 watt psu and doesn't fix the issues. Second gpu sometimes work sometimes not. The vga fan should turn on when the card hits 90 degrees (as xfx assistance told me) but even when the card is cold the fan is on.
XFX Assistance its really really bad !! they told me to reship the card at my own expense. Really after spending 1500 dollars?? they don't offer cross shipping and waiting time is 3 week after they receive the card.No replacement in the meantime so i will stay without video card for one month after spending 1500 dollars.Great

Other Thoughts: After spending $1500 dollars this card u will ending in only problems and spending money on electricity bills. i will say to future buyers just stay away.
Don't buy this card

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Pompss,

We're truly sorry you are having issues with this card. Unfortunately, the R9-295x2 is an AMD reference build, identical across all manufacturers, and this isn't a known issue or typically GPU related. Performance based issues are always a head scrathcher and rarely-if-ever Gpu related.

If you have any questions, please contact us at As you mentioned, we are happy to RMA it and test it/inspect it for you, please send it in.

Thank you

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  • Darrin D.
  • 5/12/2014 9:16:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAfter an upgrade - Superb!

Pros: Running my games are super crazy speeds! Warframe actually hit over 400 FPS!

Cons: None - though the drivers are still a bit new, so I did run into ONE game (in beta) that was having some issues.

Other Thoughts: Alright, so my old computer build was bottle-necking the ability of this GPU sadly, and I gave it a 4/5 (because as frustrated as I was, I realized it was probably my hardware AMD FX 9590 and PCIe 2.0 slots) So I'm back now to give it 5/5 now that I upgraded to the i7 4930k processor, and a motherboard with PCIe 3.0 slots. Windows 7 64bit. 16 GB Corsair Vengeance RAM. Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler. Corsair 1050w PSU.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello and Thank you for the great review. We hope your card serves you well into the future.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at

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  • Darrin D.
  • 5/5/2014 9:28:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSemi-impressed

Pros: I can get most of my games to run really smooth and looking gorgeous! - but for how long?

Cons: I upgraded from a 660ti and was able to play most of my games at medium to high settings rather smoothly. So I figured upgrading to this beast, I could chew up and spit out ANYTHING on ULTRA especially since I don't plan on 4k Gaming. Perhaps the drivers just aren't mature, but I swear I've never had so many game crashes with an nvidia card! First things first, I installed this in my windows 7 64bit machine, perhaps I got a faulty driver but I was experiencing BSOD here and there. I decided to just do a complete 100% fresh install of Windows 8.1 64 Bit (I figured it was about time to upgrade anyway) That fixed the BSODs I was getting, however now when I play my games looking beautifully some will either crash out after a while, or specifically during loading sequences (Such as scene changes etc) It doesn't ALWAYS happen but its enough to annoy the heck out of me.

Games I've tested: Tomb Raider - I can get over 250 FPS especially when disabling TressFX. However, the game crashes here and there.

Bioshock Infinite - Again I can run this game amazingly, but during load scenes (Switching areas, or specifically at the end when going from scene to scene via light house) it can hiccup and sometimes crash.

Borderlands - no issues here, this game runs great

Thief - running good, although the TrueAudio doesn't seem to work for me.

Guild Wars 2 - I realize its an online game, but this game is nearly 2 years old and I should be able to get good FPS... I can only get about 30 maxed out graphics. (I also realize its not optimized well, but I know people with Nvidia cards who get 60+)

FireFall - tons of artifacts! flashing lights, its nearly unplayable!! What is up with that!?

Warframe - can't even play, crashes after loading up menu.

Dark Souls II - I can play this pretty well thankfully.

Valley and Heaven Benchmarks - Running decently, averaging out at 60FPS and spiking higher here and there, but many low dips too.

I Don't know, did I expect too much from this card?? I figured I should have absolutely no problems with games.

Futhermore, some games I am experiencing a loss of audio. I don't want to blame the graphics card becaues I use the built-in sound card of my mobo, but I never had this happen before I installed it.

Other Thoughts: I am using a Corsair HX1050. Perhaps its not enough power? It should be! But I realize I am also running three HDDs, an AMD FX 9590 as well as a Corsair H100 liquid cooling for the processor. Could that be causing all the issues I am having?? (Not enough juice during heavy times?) 16GB of Corsair Gaming Ram with a HAF case. Older Sabertooth Mobo - PCI Express 2.0 slots (not 3.0, could that be an issue?)

Manufacturer Response:

Hello and thank you for the great review. It could be a driver issue, perhaps you have a firewall/antivirus running? or existing NVidia drivers?

We are very happy you are pleased. If you have any issues, please dont hestitate to contact us.

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  • Decelino C.
  • 4/25/2014 12:09:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXFX Hydra

Pros: Games are running at crazy high frames. Heat management is great if you have a tower with good air flow, which I do.

Cons: Wanted it on the 21st but got it today. :D

Other Thoughts: Thank you XFX. Your brand has never let me down.

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for the great review. If you have any questions regarding your card, please let us know.

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  • Matthew Z.
  • 4/23/2014 12:18:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: No words can describe how this beast works. it's absolutely worth spending my rent money on it. You don't need a house if your lost in the graphics this thing can put out (i Joke) but yeah if you got money to blow and you want the absolute best. GET THIS CARD NOW!

Cons: I wish that you could add the card to a custom loop, but with some adjustments i have it working fine with my loop.

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for the great review. If you have any questions regarding your card, please let us know.

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