The Radeon R9 295 X2 has been sitting at the very top of AMD's graphics card family for the past five months, and all the while, it's carried a price tag to match: $1,499.99. This week, AMD has quietly cut the price of the dual-GPU behemoth, bringing it into slightly less extravagant territory.
Newegg now lists several models for $500 less than the old MSRP. Cards from Diamond, PowerColor, Sapphire, VisionTek, XFX are all available for $999.99, and they all come with free copies of Alien Isolation and Star Citizen, as well. I guess if you're blowing a thousand bucks on a GPU, you might need a little help fleshing out your game library.
All versions of the Radeon R9 295 X2 also come with an integrated liquid cooler and 120-mm radiator. The radiator helps keep the card relatively quiet despite its two heavy-duty Hawaii GPUs, marking a nice improvement over similar solutions from prior generations. Here's hoping AMD's driver team has addressed some the issues with high frame times in newer games that we saw when we reviewed the R9 295 X2.