Radeon_R9_295X2_XFX_Hydra_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition

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8.4
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How well can the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition 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 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 799 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition can run Valheim at 1080p and saw it return good frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 157 FPS, Medium: 124 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 60 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Little Nightmares 2 returns a strong 132 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Valheim on the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition to see that it got a reasonable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 120FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 64FPS, U: 45FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Little Nightmares 2 which seemed strong in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 100 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Watch Dogs Legion where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were reasonable at 48 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition, this is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB, which is 28% more powerful and can run 979 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB which meets 964 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 20% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition was released on 29 Apr 2014

Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Versuvius XT (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
358 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1018 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
850 Watt & 62 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Dual-Graphics Radeon R9 295X2, created by XFX.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R9 295X2.


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Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
5%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 18%
Valheim 58% 18%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 52% 25%
30XX 99% 96%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27% 16%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 58% 27%
Outriders 71% 20%
Far Cry 6 27% 19%
Little Nightmares 2 70% 62%
Hitman 3 64% 7%
Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition Extras
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