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XFX Core Edition Radeon R9 295x2 DirectX 11.2 R9-295X-8QFA 8GB 1024 (512 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Pros: Still fast and power full.

Cons: Lost 1gb of vram on "second" gpu

Other Thoughts: On my last review i mentioned only having one display inside windows, this was a faulty DP to HDMI that was included.
went out and purchased a new one and its all good.

Since getting multiple displays working, the "second" gpu is only reporting 3GB vram.
if the card was laid out with 4 1gb chips for each GPU I could see how i could of lost a chip, but its 8 512mb chips per GPU so loosing 2 at the same time is a bit of a stretch.

my only guess is driver issues, because when tracking down the single display issue I had attempted to run the previous beta drivers before omega, and when those drivers were installed both GPU's reported 3GB.

Either way this is still a heck of a card, and i'm sure the loss of 1gb vram is not a hardware issue, so i'm not to concerned about it, i'm sure once windows 10 is official and i move back to it ill regain it.

XFX Core Edition Radeon R9 295x2 DirectX 11.2 R9-295X-8QFA 8GB 1024 (512 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Its Pretty.
Its Fast.
With this card I now hold the record on luxmark stats for fastest single GPU and Dual GPU

Cons: Not really a con, But it is BIG!
Barely fit inside Mid my tower.
And the Radiator currently sits about a 4th of an inch above my ram which concerns me a little, so i may move it.

Other Thoughts: I got this card specifically for OpenCL rendering, and like i mentioned in pros, its king.
For anyone who is in to rendering, here is the luxmark ball stats.

Both GPU's
43708K S/s
84347K R/s

1st GPU
2170fK S/s
41929K R/s

2nd GPU
21989K S/s
42479K R/s

Note: this is 2 4gb graphics cards, so if you need 8gb vram for renders, either get 2 separate 8gb cards or wait till a 16gb version of this comes out.

I am not going to mention this as a con because im sure its a driver glitch or something.
I cant get dual displays working at the moment.
during boot both displays show the same thing like they should, but once i get into windows is does not detect the second display, Ill post the solution when i find it incase anyone else has a problem.

Also i've noticed this mentioned other places and it freaked me out a little at first.
graphical post screen's do not display right, you will have a bunch of random lines and artifacts until it finishes post.
Just go in your bios and disable graphic post and just use the normal post screen.

Temps never break 47c during rendering but i am running a push/pull on the radiator.

APEVIA X-QPACK-NW-BK/420 Black Aluminum 1.0 w/ ABS plastic front panel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: its a case, plenty of room for a matx board, good cooling for an APU.

Cons: Power supply died within 3 days.
one of the front usb ports doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: power supply died, not a big deal though as i had extra 400 watt power supplies in the garage, kind of expected it anyways, $30 for case and psu, didn't expect the psu to be all that good.
disappointed that one of the front usb ports doesn't work, but its not to big of a deal i guess. again it was only $30


Michael C.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael C.

Date Joined: 11/17/05

  • Reviews: 25
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 11/27/05
  • Last Review: 02/11/15
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