The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Vesuvius Dual GPU is now available in the market. Of course it is expected that the first batch we see in the market are rebranded reference cards from major AIBs; featuring a closed loop AIO liquid cooling solution. However, the PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 Devil 13 recently surface (about a day or two ago) featuring a monstrous non-reference design with a huge heatsink that is cooled by 3x 100mm fans. That’s right guys, PowerColor’s R9 295X2 Devil 13 does not feature the reference AIO water cooler, and on top of that, it draws its power from 4x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Check out more details below and see actual screenshots of the product.
The PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 Devil 13 was first revealed by Hardware.info. This monstrous graphics card, like I said earlier, draws its power from four 8-pin power connector. You definitely need a strong and high quality power supply for this. It is also reported that this customized R9 295X2 Devil 13 will have a meatier VRM. It will also have two Hawaii XT GPUs, each core having 2880 stream processor, for a total of 5760 SP. The reference card has a total of 8GB memory running on a 512bit memory interface. The Devil 13 might also feature the same memory size. But there’s no information yet about its GPU and memory clock speeds, it may have higher clock speeds compared to the reference one.
The long PCB of the PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 Devil 13 is supported by a stylish backplate, and occupies a total of 3 expansion slots. But what is bothering me is that will its huge heatsink and 3 100mm fans be enough to cool this mighty and definitely hot graphics card? The reference alone is cooled by an AIO liquid CPU cooler, and I bet the R9 295X2 Devil 13 has overclock factory settings that will definitely result in higher temperature. Oh well, let’s just wait for reviews once the company has officially released the card.
Speaking of release date, there is no word yet as to when PowerColor will release or officially announce their custom Radeon R9 295X2 Devil 13. But reports say that the company might launch it at Computer 2014.