NVIDIA GeFore GTX 295 Unleashed

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News Posted: Thu, Jan 8 2009 9:41 AM

Today, fresh out of the gate for 2009, NVIDIA returns AMD's volley with their own optimized, multi-GPU, single card solution that aims to trump their rivals current product.  NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 295 is unleashed today.  With a pair of 55nm GT200B GPUs under its hood in a pseudo-single card, dual slot height configuration, it's direct competition for the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2.  We'll step you through the technology behind NVIDIA's new single card SLI-enabled beast and then clock it around the benchmark track with some of the latest, most popular game titles on the market.


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Awesome. I've actually seen this beast in a few systems about 2 weeks ago already. They perform amazingly.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Jan 8 2009 12:24 PM

Is it possible to use the HDMI and both DVI connections at the same time? I.e. connect three monitors?

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ice_73 replied on Thu, Jan 8 2009 1:50 PM

the 295 consumes less power, and is more quiet than the 4870x2, however, all things considered, i think the 4870x2 holds the top. two 295 would completly overpower 2 4870x2 (mostly because games dont use all 4 cores). but one 4870x2 is cheaper, and performs better.

on the other hand nvidia has physx and cuda, which could play a role in the games of 09...

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Both the ATI and Nvidia cards have there advantages. Youd say that spending a bit more now and going with the Nvid card is a bit more future proof, While the ATI card is the best bag for the $ at the moment going off strictly price.

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ice_73 replied on Thu, Jan 8 2009 6:00 PM

basically, thats the way i see it der, nvidia got the extreme top performance (when you sli them), but the best bang in the "normal" high end is still with ati.

i dont know how well the extra features nvidia has will play out, since physx has been rather useless so far, but this could turn out to be a bit like the x800 series sm 3.0 fiasco (though, on a smaller scale).

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