AMD's New Radeon Is a Preposterous Powerhouse You'll Wish You Needed

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If you buy video cards, chances are you have a lust for power. No respectable PC builder doesn't at least covet insane high-end cards, even without ever really considering them. Well here's a new sucker to salivate at, the 11.5 teraflop, water-cooled AMD Radeon R9 295X2. The new coolest card you have no reason to own.

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Tricked out for 4K gaming (which not too many games support, and which also requires a multi-thousand dollar monitor you also can't afford or at least should think twice about buying) the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 offers 8GB of video GDDR5 RAM alongside its whisper-quiet cooling system and insane compute power.

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The R9 295x2 comes fully-assembled with its water-pipes in place and launches this week. And at "just" $1500, it continues AMD's trend of pricing cards super cheap. Granted, $1,500 is far more than you need to spend on a card, but it's half the price of the $3,000 Nvidia Titan Z that boasts 12GB of video RAM but a "mere" 8 teraflops of compute. Rest-assured you won't be needing either. But just imagine how awesome it would be if you had an excuse.

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mnametalla
LEEA

It is absurd to own one of these, but some people are crazy enough or spoiled enough to buy such a machine. I knew a guy who had 3 graphics cards - I don't remember the model numbers but I won't forget the prices - installed in his computer including two worth $750 each. To run them he also installed a 950 watt power supply but that thing drained power like some type of alien spaceship. As for me, I'm into gaming a lot, but would never pay that type of money for it. Something more useful is better in my opinion.