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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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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

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.

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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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

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?)

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Only one thing to say: 08/23/2012

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Pros: My CPU actually blows out cool air. Thank you Corsair.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: AMD FX 8150 never over heats. Quiet.


Darrin D.'s Profile

Display Name: Darrin D.

Date Joined: 08/20/05

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 08/23/12
  • Last Review: 05/12/14
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