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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Vesuvius Official Specifications and Press Slides Leaked Ahead of Launch

Just after the picture leak revealing to how the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Vesuvius card looks like, the official specifications and press slides were also leaked just recently thanks to VideoCardz. I don’t know how were they able to get these slides since it’s not supposed to be out yet, not until April 8 that is. This full blown leak reveals to us more information about the R9 295X2 Vesuvius, like its full Hawaii XT GPUs are being cooled by a custom water cooling called Project Hydra, the exact dimensions of the card and many more.

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 with Project Hydra Cooler

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Vesuvius Official Specifications Leaked

This monster, not to mention huge, dual Hawaii XT GPU graphics card will have a GPU Core base clock speed of 727MHz and boost clock speed of 1018MHz. The Radeon R9 295X2 Vesuvius has a total of 5,632 Stream Processors, 352 Texture Units (TMUs), 128 Raster Op. Unit, and 88 Computer Units. It will also have 11.461 TFLOPS of computer performance, a pixel rate of 130.3 GPixel/s and 358.5 GTexel/s of Texture Rate.

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Like the previous leak reports, it has a total memory size of 8GB GDDR5 running on a 512-bit x2 memory interface. The memory has an effective clock speed of 1250MHz (5.0 GHz), and has a memory transfer rate of 640GB/s. It draws its power from an 8+8pin power connector and has a maximum Thermal Design Power or TDP of 500W. It also supports both DirectX 11.2 and Mantle.

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB GDDR5 Memory

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Offcial Specifications

I know people from the crypto mining or bitcoin mining community are very anxious to know how much KHash/s can the Radeon R9 295X2 produced. According to the leaked slide, the Radeon R9 295X2 has a Mining (Scrypt) speed of 1950 KHash/s and a Mining (Scrypt-N) speed of 956 KHash/s. It’s Mining/Price and Mining/Power ratio are 2.167 and 3.900 respectively.

R9 295X2 bitcoin mining KHash per sec speed

Now for the physical dimensions, the card has a RADEON LED backlit logo on its side, as well as the fan in the middle has LED, and only consumes two PCI slots. The Radeon R9 295X2 is 305-307mm long, paired with a 120mm x 152.5mm x 38mm radiator, and is connected to two 380mm long tubes that transport the water from and to the radiator and the Asetek water block. It also has 5 display outputs, 4x mini DisplayPorts and 1x HDMI port.

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 ASETEK Water Block

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Dimensions

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Display Ports

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Illuminated Logo


According to another slide, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is able to achieve 16,000 points in 3DMark FireStrike performance benchmark. That’s almost double of the performance of the R9 290X. It would seem that the Vesuvius is a great and promising card. But you know how manufacturers make their products look good during its official announcement. It’s best to wait for real reviews to see how well does the Vesuvius perform and how does it compare with other graphics card in SLI or CrossFireX configurations, or even with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan Z and the yet to be announced GTX 790 Dual GPU.

R9 295X2 3DMark FireStrike Benchmark Performance

The only thing that is uncertain now is its price. There are many who are expecting that the card would be priced around £900 or $1,499 USD. Anyway, let’s just wait for more details and probably real reviews as well on April 8, 2014 when the card will be officially announced by AMD.

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!


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