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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB & Quad SLI

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 8 Jan 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    WOW! Nvidia actually won! GTX 295 1,792MB Cheesecake?
     
  3. p3n

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    My usual rant about dual GPU cards: What are the numbers on how much these things would cost on electricity bills? The power consumption numbers are mental...
     
  4. craigbru

    craigbru Now... with more CNC!

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    Excellent review as usual guys! As well as these cards perform, you have to seriously question the performance/price ratio. With even GTX 280's dropping under $300 US, you'd have to work hard to justify spending more. Of course, there are those that want to be on the cutting edge, and this should make them happy (for a few months).
     
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    Good review but I really could not get my head around the first few graphs comparing single card and multi card improvement. Maybe you should put the percentages to the right of each bar, rather than inside it, as low percentage bars are difficult to read.
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Damn that is a monster of a card. Will you re-visit this when the drivers mature?
     
  7. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Looks an interesting card.

    I wonder if ATI will enable sideport on the HD4870X2 now (rumoured to offer performance improvements).

    Pricing is key though. Obivously you will still have some people who will buy it regardless, but if its significantly more than the HD4870X2 (£50+) then it will have a much harder time selling (especially given how late it is in comparison to the HD4870X2).
     
  8. Undercloacker

    Undercloacker AirFlow

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    Ok im just missing my GPU on my new i7 rig, was w8ing on review of the 295, but was hopping smthing explosive so now, tell me something
    between this one and hd 4870x2 if u had no pricing limit, and want only 1 card, maybe 2 in a year or so, which one would u go for? im quite confused,
    i got a 850W CM-RPP PSU will it support 2 of hd 4870x2 or 2 295?
    come on ATi release the sideport! im wanna c ur real potential, HAHA
     
  9. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Can we also get some folding numbers? Some people (like me) would be very interested in seeing these.
     
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    Hm, am i the only (color blind) one that can't see a difference in the first set of graphs? Only after reading that Falout 3 wins i managed to see the difference in the dark graphs. Are there actually any performance avantages in quadGPU for ATI?
     
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    I bet this will be a halo product, just like the 9800GX2 was, so I doubt the prices will be anywhere near MSRP for a looooong time.
     
  12. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    thats gonna b my next card. GTX 295 for $499.


    win.
     
  13. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Will it actually be $499? Or will they sell it for $500+ when it's in the stores?
     
  14. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    sorry my mistake $600+
     
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    a price war.. that's msrp- actually it's over by like 10 dollars..
     
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    Hell, why would you play Stalker on that quad-SLI machine? You just overload it and cause your own nuclear holocaust... Full HD immersion gaming
     
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  19. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    so a 280 ~ $300 and a 295 is ~ $500

    would triple sli 280 at $900 beat quad sli 295 at $1000?

    just curious.
     
  20. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Actually want, Almost decided now, Core i7, 295GTX, 8GB DDR3 and an Asus x58 board, should win at everything, except my wallet.
    Great review as always chaps:thumb:

    Sam
     
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