PowerColor R9 295X2 First Look
Published: 24th April 2014 | Source: PowerColor |
First Look Part Two
We told you that they took the power requirements seriously. We can't remember the last time there were so many warning stickers. We do love the big Radeon logo though, and the slotted nature of the cooler is aesthetically pleasing. It's good to see it's only two 8-Pins.
It's a great looking card. We like an all-metal construction, especially on a high-end model. The extra rigidity it provides, as well as the aura of quality, definitely ticks all our boxes.
Designed around a need for a 4K compatible graphics card, the 295X2 doesn't only cover a 4K display, but with DVI and four DisplayPorts it has all your needs catered for, whether it's a single monster display, or a whole wall of monitors in Eyefinity. It's particularly pleasing to see it's rigidly keeping to the dual-slot format as well.
With the combination of two R9 290X GPUs on the R9 295X2 as well as AMD's emerging technologies such as Mantle and their TrueAudio built in DSP, this PowerColor R9 295X2 has all the potential to be a game-changing graphics card. Factory fitted watercooling, gorgeous shroud and more beef than a herd of cattle, we can't wait to see how it performs in our full review.
Now stop gawping and watch our video preview :
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