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Monday, 17 March 2014 21:20

Upcoming AMD Hawaii dual-GPU card could be named R9 295X2

Written by Slobodan Simic

Uses similar hybrid air/liquid cooler as the ASUS ARES II

AMD has already teased its upcoming new dual-GPU graphics card, which will most likely be based on two 28nm Hawaii GPUs, by sending a rather interesting "dual" picture to select editors and today the rumor-mill has started working by suggesting that AMD could name it the Radeon R9 295X2.

The rumor comes from Dutch tech site BouweenPC.nl and in addition to a rather interesting name, the site also has some info regarding both the specs as well the cooler. According to BouweenPC.nl, the Hawaii GPUs will be clocked at no less than 1GHz which is quite an achievement for power hungry and hot Hawaii GPU. In order to make things work, the report is suggesting that AMD is developing a special hybrid air/liquid cooler which will take care of both GPUs, RAM as well as the VRM part of the upcoming dual-GPU graphics card.

The report compares the upcoming design with recently released ASUS ROG ARES II graphics card, which had a similar cooler design. If these rumors prove to be true, we are looking at a graphics card which will be far from plug-and-play as it will require certain amount of work to get the radiator mounted and thus it will be limited to enthusiasts and those with more hardware skills than average consumers. This also suggest that AMD might pull a "limited edition" move, which will certainly hype up the price and make the upcoming dual-GPU graphics card hard to find.

You can check out more here. (via Techpowerup.com)

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