AMD Radeon R9 295X2 – Nuclear launch detected

Final thoughts


Well, the nuclear threat has been neutralized, the weapon is armed and ready, and today we had the chance to see how it is built and how it performs compared to the ex top of the line from AMD (HD 7990) and the actual Nvidia top of the line (GTX 780 Ti). And unfortunately we couldn’t test against a modern Nvidia dual GPU because… we didn’t have one.

At the moment things seem to be crystal clear – GTX 780Ti is the most powerful single GPU solution out there while the title of “most powerful graphic card ever built” goes to AMD Radeon R9 295X2. The red behemoth is literally a beast and it is the most powerful thing I have personally tested. And the price is on par with the performance (MSRP 1499 USD).

Leaving that aside, I think the most important thing we must understand today is that in 1920×1200 (or 1920×1080) the difference between AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is not that high. The difference increased with each step we increment the resolution, the true power of this card being truly obvious only in 4K (3840×2160). I can’t say how the 4K technology will evolve this year, but I do know that an entire industry is focused on bringing new and more affordable solutions (24″ Dell at 850 USD, 28″ Samsung at 700 USD and so on). I am going to start paying attention when I will see a 32″ Benq or Acer under 1000 USD…

Honestly, 4K under 32″ makes no sense, especially if you care about your eyesight. Think that on a 24″ screen you will have images exactly twice as small compared to 1080p, which is not at all comfortable for the users. Because of that, AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is a solution for those who can afford not only the graphic card but also a good quality 4K monitor. If you really want to enjoy this beast you will need something bigger than full HD, and this is a first step towards the dawn of 1080p gaming on PC’s…



6 comments la: AMD Radeon R9 295X2 – Nuclear launch detected

    1. GLC wrote on:

      A little typo in the second pharagraph: “The timing was to precise to be just a coincidence…”. The correct form of the first “to” is “too”, not “to”.

      1. Done, thanks!

    2. GLC wrote on:

      Also you wrote “before” as “be fore” on the third page.

    3. Thanks for the proofing!

    4. GLC wrote on:

      I’m glad I could help you!

    5. Monstru Post author wrote on:

      Thank you for the help guys!


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