PowerColor, since the introduction of the AMD Radeon HD5000 Series, usually releases a Dual GPU card whenever it is possible. In fact, if AMD wont give them the design, they will make their own, similar to what happened to the HD 6870X2 and the HD 7990 that we reviewed years ago. That said, the company is at it again, but this time, they’re making a comback with the recently flaunted AMD Radeon R9 295X2. And it is air-cooled.
The card features a dual R9 290X slapped on a single custom made PCB, each sporting 4GB of DDR5 VRAM with 512-bit bus width. As opposed to AMD’s design, PowerColor went air with the Devil13. All Devil13 cards are air-cooled by the way so it’s probably a design pride.
Now let us talk about power. This card features 4x 8-pin PSU power connector, as opposed to AMD’s Dual 8-pin PSU power connectors found at the reference R9 295X2. That is no surprise, since PowerColor aims to go by the standards and does not want to sacrifice power delivery via loading both 8-pin connectors. That said, they wanted to equally distribute load for better stability and that should definitely aid overclocking. The design retains the good ol’ Devil13 theme with the same 3 slot cooler design. There is also a back-plate to reinforce the card.
AWESOME SAUCE: TechPowerUp