The level of performance that today's graphics cards can achieve is nothing short of mind boggling, especially as you venture into elite territory. Should you do that, you'll come across AMD's
recently announced Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, a beastly dual-GPU part that isn't intimidated by 4K gaming, and currently the fastest single video card we've ever tested
. It's not yet available as a standalone part, though if you're in the market for a new system, boutique builder Maingear
has added AMD's flagship pixel pusher to its lineup of desktops.
You'll find the Radeon R9 295X2 offered as an option in several of Maingear's models, including the SHIFT, which can fit a single card configuration. If you're looking to make a statement and own the baddest rig on the block, you can configure either of Maingear's Force or Rush desktops with two of these cards, giving you four GPUs to play with.
"We’re excited for the introduction of the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 to Maingear’s system lineup, enabling a first-class gaming experience with the world’s fastest graphics card," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. "With the AMD Radeon R9 295X2, ultra-enthusiast gamers can effortlessly run any game at maximum settings in 4K while benefiting from industry-acclaimed Mantle to maximize performance."
To give you an example of one of many different configuration options, you can pick up a Maingear Rush Vesuvius Edition starting at $4,479 with a Corsair Obsidian 350D case, Asus Rampage IV Gene motherboard, Intel Core i7 4820K processor, 16GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 RAM, AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 1TB Seagate SSHD, 8X DVD burner, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
It sure is nice to dream, isn't it?