Sapphire Reveals First Ever Factory Overclocked R9 295X2
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
As if the Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card wasn’t powerful enough, the team at Sapphire tech have gone and given it a power boost, making the first ever factory overclocked R9 295X2 graphics card on the market. The R9 295X2 OC from Sapphire doesn’t break away from the reference design set by AMD, but the clock speeds have been tweaked from the reference of 1018MHz to a much nicer 1030 MHz, while the reference 5.00 GHz memory speed has been tweaked up to 5.20 GHz.
Literally everything else on the card is stock, as AMD aren’t letting people tinker with the design just yet, not unless you do it yourself via aftermarket parts of course. It’s not the biggest overclock ever, but Sapphire are obviously confident enough that they can provide you with a card that will run at this higher speed, while doing it yourself may prove that your card doesn’t overclock as well as the one they sold you.
The company hasn’t revealed pricing just yet, but I wouldn’t expect it to cost too much more than the difference, which is already a damn expensive bit of hardware, so an extra $50 (just my guess) is hardly a deal breaker…
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