First Overclocked R9 295X2 Surfaces Courtesy of Sapphire

Sapphire has revealed a new graphics card, the R9 295X2 OC. As you've probably already guessed, the GPUs aboard this graphics card are overclocked for greater performance. This is the first overclocked Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card from any manufacturer. The overclock makes it very clear to us that there is really no reason for this except to put the letters O and C on the card's box.

Are you ready for it? The R9 295X2 from Sapphire is clocked at a staggering 1030 MHz. It's very fast for a dual GPU card but when you consider that the reference frequency of the card is set at 1018 MHz, and you suddenly realize that Sapphire has only overclocked the card by a mind-boggling 12 MHz, you're probably not as impressed.

Nonetheless, this is a great attempt from Sapphire, and note it still comes in the pretty packaging that Sapphire's card is said to come in.

No word on pricing yet, though we don't expect a very large premium over the standard price.

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  • someguynamedmatt
    Oh, marketing. I guess if nothing else, it puts a bit of 'competition' out there with another card, if you can even call it that. Can't wait to see what they do with the price on this... might end up being interesting. (:
  • XxXGunXxXGraveXxX
    I love the sarcasmXD What ive always wondered why do companies even put out factory over clocked when you can just use MSI Afterburner to oc way higher anyway.
  • oczdude8
    It would be cool if they sold a real OC edition with a 240 rad