AMD Radeon R9 295X2

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How well can the Radeon R9 295X2 run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 295X2 will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the Radeon R9 295X2 privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 295X2 game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 824 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Grand Theft Auto VI with 39 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Phasmophobia which returns a good 75 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Watch Dogs Legion which we predict will get a good 63 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 295X2 to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We added Phasmophobia to our tests and saw it was reasonable with a 57 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Watch Dogs Legion leading us to predict 48 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 295X2, this is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 295X2 in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 295X2? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 28% better and can run 984 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 295X2 is the R-500 Series Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB, which is 20% more powerful and can run 973 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
The Radeon R9 295X2 was released on 29 Apr 2014

Radeon R9 295X2 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 295X2
GCN 1.1 Versuvius XT (x2)
Texture Rate
358 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1018 MHz
Max Power
500 Watts
850 Watt & 56 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
Radeon R9 295X2 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 295X2 is a Dual-Graphics Solution based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips two GPUs Codenamed Hawaii XT which together have 128 Compute Units activated and thus offer 5632 Shader Processing Units, 352 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1018MHz.

Each GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 Memory, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 500W, it requires at least a 850W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Radeon R9 295X2 Competes with GeForce GTX Titan Z and proves to be much faster than the latter, especially at 4K.
Radeon R9 295X2 is the fastest Dual Graphics Solution as of June of 2015.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 295X2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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Radeon R9 295X2 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 18%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 52% 25%
Genshin Impact 77% 18%
FIFA 21 70% 58%
eFootball PES 2021 62% 58%
Watch Dogs Legion 28% 20%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 58% 16%
Marvel's Avengers 62% 22%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 27% 27%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 64% 18%
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