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Old April 8, 2014, 05:58 AM
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Based on the Hawaii architecture, the R9 295X2 is billed as the fastest graphics card on the planet and with a pair of Hawaii cores at its heart, greatness is certainly within reach.

Yeah, I come off as sounding like a fanboy. Too bad.

Read more here: AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Performance Review
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Old April 8, 2014, 06:01 AM
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I wonder if amd could rig something like a frying pan to this they could market as a kitchen appliance lol.
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Last page, are you sure you labeled the "average performance" increase charts correctly? Why is it performing worse than 780 SLI but yet better than 780 Ti SLI...

I must say, it looks silly, but damn they finally took notice that they can't keep making crappy HSF.
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Old April 8, 2014, 03:28 PM
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Got that error. Thanks.

It's been a hectic day.
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Old April 8, 2014, 03:58 PM
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Good job Sky and Good job AMD. Finally a cooler that can actually handle the thermal output.
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Great to see some good news on the AMD front.....

So I guess you're biased towards AMD this week??? ;)
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I think they should just slap a waterblock on it for a reference design.
Who's gonna air cool when your GPU alone is well over 1.5k?
Whoever doesn't is basically doing it wrong!
Just my $0.02.
Nice early review.
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Old April 8, 2014, 05:23 PM
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I take it that it's not really feasible to remove the AIO watercooling solution and pipe it into your own loop? Looks like you'd need to buy new blocks, which maybe somebody will make...

I would of preferred 2 versions, one AIO and another with just standard G1/4 fittings and blocks without pumps.

Though really, I don't think an AIO solution was needed at all. For $1500, I expect most people would have a custom loop, or would be willing to install one.
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Nice card and nice review. My only issue with it is the overdraw from the 8 pins. I really don't see why they didn't add a third connector.
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Really for $1500, I would have preferred to see a full waterblock and a 240mm rad....
Performance is insane, on a par with my overclocked R9 290's in CF....
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