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XFX Core Edition Radeon R9 295x2 R9-295X-8QFA 8GB 1024 (512 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I really thought I should add this. This is why i bought the card. It ranks at 96% percentile of all rigs tested at 3DMark. I did not "hop it up" a bit. It is all a stock.

14415 with AMD Radeon R9 295X2(2x) and Intel Core i7-3930K Processor
Graphics Score------3Dmark Firestrike DEMO
Physics Score--------3Dmark Firestrike DEMO

Combined Score---5319 ----3Dmark Firestrike DEMO

Graphics Card
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
# of cards
SLI / CrossFire
4,096 MB
Core clock
1,018 MHz
Memory bus clock
1,250 MHz
Driver name
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Driver version
Intel Core i7-3930K Processor
Reported stock core clock
3,200 MHz
Maximum turbo core clock
3,500 MHz
Physical / logical processors
1 / 12
# of cores
Manufacturing process
32 nm
130 W
Operating system
64-bit Windows 8.1 (6.3.10074)
Intel Corporation DX79TO
16,384 MB
Module 1
4,096 MB GEIL DDR3 @ 800 MHz
Module 2
4,096 MB GEIL DDR3 @ 800 MHz
Module 3
4,096 MB GEIL DDR3 @ 800 MHz
Module 4
4,096 MB GEIL DDR3 @ 800 MHz
Hard drive model

Raidmas 850w PSU 32a per 8 pin plug

Cons: x

Other Thoughts: x

ORICO AC52535-1S -BL Full Aluminum 5.25 to 3.5 or 5.25 to 2.5 SATA & IDE Hard Drive SSD Mounting Bracket Adapter Kit Bay Converter
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Works.

Looks good, feels good. Top shelf screws supplied with it.

I took blue.

Cons: I would rather have it for $5. I imagine a $5.00 one with shipping and lower quality might not be as nice.

You never see the thing once it is in.

Other Thoughts: I would repurchase for another rig.

XFX Core Edition Radeon R9 295x2 R9-295X-8QFA 8GB 1024 (512 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: i7-3930K [x42 multi in PerfMon]
Intel DX79T0 motherboard
XFX R9 295X2
QNIX Perfect 32" UHD Monitor 60Hz Display Port
Corsair Obsidian 450 case
GEiL EVO Corsa DDR3 2133 16GB Quad Channel
Raidmax RX-850-AE [ 32a. to each 8-pin]

I am going overboard on the eggs like I usually do not.

Mostly as I now have QUIET gaming.

I come from a Radeon HD7970 and can really feel the difference and feel I got my money's worth [ the old card was around $550 too, the XFX R9 295x2 had a real special offer of 8% + $30 gift card], I paid $30 more for this one over the old HD7970 bottom line. Thanks egg ! ! !

The old card cooled on air and in auto ran up to 80C. In manual at 50% fan it was LOUD - - not so with the new R9 295X from XFX.

I wiped the old drivers & installed [ about a 30-40 minute task in an established system]. I loaded the drivers from the CDROM in the box so far and things checked out very well.

Things immediately were better with a UHD Monitor. I did not get the earlier full price big brand name UHD, QQNIX is a PLS Screen ala Samsung no complaints here.

Anyone should like the clarity and quiet. I am sure extreme gamers would knock the rig but I am an offline casual gamer.

Cons: You must juggle the radiator. I put it in a heavy towel as I lowered the card into place.

I had to get a HDD adapter to a 5 1/2" bay to open the intake fan area. I mounted the SSD backside in Raidmax mount. This added to the reconfiguring.

The Corsair Case now has two radiators up top, you could go three but you have to drop the DVD Player for space. Up top the rads are flooded with barbs down by the rad itself so air in system should be avoided.

Other Thoughts: I got an old platform but I see average CPU speeds at 3.5 Ghz to 3.8Ghz using the 42 multi. I do not know what I gain from the Intel 4xxx and 5xxx in the more basic aspects of a multi use PC. I have the case and coolers set up if something offers a real ":Quantum Leap" in platform performance. AMD could radically jump Intel in '16 to stay alive, who knows.


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Display Name: Paul P.

Date Joined: 06/28/05

  • Reviews: 36
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 04/01/14
  • Last Review: 09/01/15
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