What if you can't afford that second R9 295X2?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 26, 2014 - 02:16 PM |
Tagged: amd, radeon, r9 295x2, R9 290X

Through hard work or good luck you find yourself the proud owner of an R9 295X2 and a 4K display but somehow the performance just isn't quite good enough.  You can't afford another X2 though there is an R9 290X in your price range but you just aren't sure if it will help your system out at all.  That is where [H]ard|OCP steps in with this review where they prove that tri-fire in this configuration does indeed work.  Not only does it work, it allows you to vastly increase your performance over a 295X2 or to improve the performance somewhat while raising your graphics settings to new highs.  For those using 5760x1200 Eyefinity you probably already have your graphics options cranked; this upgrade will still offer you a linear increase in performance.  Not bad if you have the money to invest!

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"Will adding a single AMD Radeon R9 290X video card to the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 work? Will you get triple-GPU performance, ala TriFire CrossFire performance? This just might be a more financially feasible configuration for gamers versus QuadFire that provides a great gaming experience in Eyefinity and 4K resolutions."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP
May 26, 2014 | 06:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

going from broke to homeless :P

May 26, 2014 | 08:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nice to see AMD cards have that ability. Wish Nvidia cards were capable of such configurations.

May 26, 2014 | 08:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Real tri-GPU scaling is nice to see, used to be that there was no point in going above 2 except in benchmarks

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