PowerColor R9 295X2 Devil13 needs four 8-pin PCIe power connectors

PowerColor's Radeon R9 295X2 Devil13 requires a devilish amount of power... four 8-pin PCIe power connectors to be precise.

@anthony256
Published Sun, May 11 2014 3:44 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

We've tested some SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X's in CrossFire, with some massive power consumption numbers, but I don't think they compare to what PowerColor is teasing with its upcoming Radeon R9 295X2 Devil13 GPU, something that requires four 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

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Considering an 8-pin power connector uses 150W of power, we're talking 600W of possible power draw from the GPU, with 75W coming from the PCIe x16 socket itself for a total of 675W of power draw from a single card. Remember that it is the R9 295X2, which features two Hawaii cores. There are also three fans, which should keep the two Hawaii GPUs nice and cool, too.

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This should result in the PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 Devil13 GPU being the fastest GPU on Earth, by a decent measure. I'd love to get two of them in my lab for some testing, so watch this spot!

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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