AMD launches Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card and 2014 A-Series APUs

AMD Team from left to right: Yenne Ng, Heather Lennon, Suzanne Ngiow and Kuan Yee Wai

Few days ago, AMD Malaysia launched the World’s fastest and most powerful graphics card; the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 which is a combination of two R9 cards in one without any SLi involved. It comes out of the box  as a dual GPU card and believe it or not it also has a built in sound card capable of producing enormous high quality dual channel audio powered by AMD TrueAudio technology. I tried it out myself and the surround system is really amazing which is pretty useful when playing FPS games especially when you need the assistance of footsteps.

Other than that, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 comes with a built in maintenance free water cooling system! Yes, you have read it right and you can now enjoy hardcore gaming such as Titanfall, Battlefield 4, Crysis and loads more without having to worry of your GPU to overheat. The water cooling system will be able to take care of that.

With these, handling 4K supported games and contents will be at ease as the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 supports UHD resolution. The graphics card is priced at $1499 USD and price in Malaysia will be finalized once made available in retailing shops. So far this beast is going in forums and online shops over RM5000 since it’s not made available yet in Malaysian market.

Specifications

  • 11.5 TFLOPS
  • 5632 stream processors
  • 8GB memory
  • 512-bit memory interface x 2
  • Dual liquid-cooled AMD Radeon™ GPUs
  • Asetek closed-loop liquid cooling

Together with the graphics card, AMD Malaysia also introduced the 2014 A-Series APUs which is a combination of CPU and GPU in one single board which comes with AMD Radeon R7 graphics which is better known as “Kaveri”. Major highlights on the A-Series APUs are:-

– It has up to 12 Compute Core which is divided 4 for CPU and 8 for GPU.

– With the AMD Radeon R7 graphics, you can play all the latest games without any issues and together with the support of latest DirectX 11.2, you have nothing to worry about.

– AMD TrueAudio Technology gives you surround sound with 32-channel with superior quality audio that sounds realistic.

– With the support of UHD, you can play any 4K contents without any problem. Future proof indeed.

Product Specifications

Model AMD A10-7850K with Radeon™ R7 Graphics AMD A10-7700K with Radeon™ R7 Graphics AMD A8-7600 with Radeon™ R7 Graphics
Price $173 USD $152 USD $119 USD
Power 95W 95W 65W/45W
Compute Cores 12 10 10
CPU Cores 4 4 4
GPU Cores 1 8 6 6
Max Turbo Core 4.0GHz 3.8GHz 3.8/3.3GHz
Default CPU Frequency 3.7GHz 3.4GHz 3.3/3.1GHz
GPU Frequency 720MHz 720MHz 720MHz
L2 Cache 4MB 4MB 4MB

Do take note that the A10-7850K and A10-7700K APUs will be bundled with free Battlefield 4 game. Awesome! Also, the prices are still in USD despite its availability is yet in Malaysia, but with the official launch event is done in Malaysia, so you can expect both AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and the 2014 A-Series APUs will be in your local stores very soon.