Radeon_R9_295X2_XFX_Hydra_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. 801 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition shows us that Forza Horizon 5 is getting a reasonable result of 56 FPS, and then we are seeing Far Cry 6 returning a playable 41 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is getting 56 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Far Cry 6 where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 82 FPS, Medium: 64 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. We added Back 4 Blood to our tests and saw it was playable with a 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Forza Horizon 5 which got 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition we get the impression that it is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

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? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition was released on 29 Apr 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 295X2 XFX Hydra 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Versuvius XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
358 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
512bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
80
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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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