Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 & GTX 285 Reviews & Discussion..

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Press Pictures:

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Specs:

    Process: 55nm
    Processor Cores: 480 ( 240 per GPU )
    Graphics Clock: (MHz) 576 MHz
    Processor Clock: (MHz) 1242 MHz
    Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 92.2

    Memory Clock (MHz): 999 MHz
    Standard Memory Config: 1792 MB GDDR3 ( 896MB per GPU )
    Memory Interface Width: 896-bit ( 448-bit per GPU )
    Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 223.8

    Height: 4.376 inches (111 mm)
    Length: 10.5 inches (267 mm)
    Width: Dual-slot

    Maximum GPU Temperature (in C): 105C
    Maximum Graphics Card Power (W): 289W
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W): 680W
    Supplementary Power Connectors: 6-pin & 8-pin

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Pricing:

    The MSRP For the GTX 295 is $499USD

    StaticICE Pricing | PriceSpy Pricing

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Reviews:

    AnandTech: http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3498
    Bit-Tech: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2009/01/08/nvidia-geforce-gtx-295-quad-sli-review/1
    Bjorn3D: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1461
    PC Perspective: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=655
    TweakTown : http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1705/gainward_s_geforce_gtx_295_reviewed/index.html
    HardwareZone : http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=3&id=2780
    Guru3D (Main Review) : http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-295-review-bfg/
    Guru3D (Quad SLI) : http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-295-quad-sli-gaming-test/
    HardOCP: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYwOCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA
    HeXus.net: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16737
    HotHardware: http://hothardware.com/Articles/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-295-Unleashed/
    Overclockers Club: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_gtx295_full/
    TechARP: http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=612
    FudZilla: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11307&Itemid=1
    PC Games Hardware: http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,...-_Review_of_Nvidias_final_dual_graphics_card/
    Legit Reviews: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/863/1/
    NeoSeeker: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/bfggtx295/
    FiringSquad: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_geforce_gtx_295_performance/
    Hardware Canucks: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...a-gtx-295-1792mb-gddr3-video-card-review.html
    VR-Zone: http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-geforce-gtx-295/6380.html?doc=6380
    Tom's Hardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-295,2123.html


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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 Press Pictures:

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 Specs:

    Process: 55nm
    Processor Cores: 240
    Graphics Clock (MHz): 648 MHz
    Processor Clock (MHz): 1476 MHz
    Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 51.8

    Memory Clock (MHz): 1242 MHz
    Standard Memory Config: 1GB GDDR3
    Memory Interface Width: 512-bit
    Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 159.0

    Height: 4.376 inches (111 mm)
    Length: 10.5 inches (267 mm)
    Width: Dual-slot

    Maximum GPU Temperature (in C): 105C
    Maximum Graphics Card Power (W): 183W
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W): 550W
    Supplementary Power Connectors: 6-pin x2

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 Pricing:

    The MSRP For the GTX 285 is $399USD

    StaticICE Pricing | PriceSpy Pricing

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 Reviews:

    Bit-Tech: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/01/16/nvidia-zotac-geforce-gtx-285-1gb/1
    Elite Bastards: http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=671&Itemid=27
    AnandTech: http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3501
    PC Perspective: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=660
    TweakTown: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1715/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_285_graphics_card/index.html
    TweakTown #2: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1716/inno3d_geforce_gtx_285_overclock_graphics_card/index.html
    HardwareZone: http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=3&id=2785
    Guru3D (Tri-SLI): http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-285-review--3way-sli/
    CPU3D: http://www.cpu3d.com/review/7015-1/asus-engtx285-top-geforce-gtx-285/introduction.html
    HardOCP: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYxMiwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA
    Hardware Canucks: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...a-geforce-gtx-285-1gb-ssc-edition-review.html
    HeXus.net: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16843
    HotHardware: http://hothardware.com/Articles/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-285-Unveiled/
    Overclockers Club: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_engtx285_top/
    FiringSquad: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_geforce_gtx_285_ssc_performance_review/
    T-Break: http://www.tbreak.com/articles/40/1/Zotac-GTX285-AMP-Edition/Page1.html
    FudZilla: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11475&Itemid=1
    Tech Report: http://techreport.com/articles.x/16229

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  2. VenomX-87

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    hmm, is there any CPU's out there that would even keep up with a GTX295 SLI setup or are they just trying to make an ultimate all in 1 card that dose not need SLI?
     
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  3. orchidophile

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    corei7 cpus scale SLI much better at high res now.
     
  4. mshagg

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    Damn that's a lot of data moving around on those cards!!!!
     
  5. skeletorlolwut

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    I wonder how much higher the clocks on the gtx 285 cards are going to be. I estimate it at about 650 core stock clock.
     
  6. Joehax

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    Hmm, i7 and GTX295 might be the next upgrade come tax return time in 09 :thumbup:
     
  7. AEKaBeer

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    With the amount of heat issues that Nvidia are having I wouldn't be surprised if they released it closer to 580Mhz.
     
  8. cmdwedge

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    Finally, another option besides the thermonuclear 4870x2. But no GDDR5 is a strange option this far along in the game..
     
  9. ford ftw

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    They like to release there cards fast, why not wait a little so they can include Gddr5?
     
  10. Shinanigans

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    Unlikely, on my single 4870X2, my 4GHz E8500 leaves the X2 enough time to do 4xAA @ 1920x1200 on most games without even dropping in FPS. It's good though, having an absolute shitload of GPU power. It's easy to overclock a CPU and i've never found much gain in overclocking a GPU, so having that power ready to go from the start is good.
     
  11. dr_deathy

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    yeah, im fairly sure it will run cool!
     
  12. orchidophile

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    So it looks like a kind of weird hybrid between a 55nm gtx280 x2 (as far as the sps are concerned, clocks are another matter) but has the memory and bandwidth of a gtx260, (2x896 mb / bit)

    480 sps! :thumbup: *drools*
     
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    because 5 is slower :)

    why didnt they just rename it like GeForce GX2 280 or something =\
     
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    From that pic i am thinking we are going to have a meltdown i doubt that cooler will do well at all.
     
  16. lowdog

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    Haha, Nvidia 55nm parts may be fubared..........http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/801/1049801/nvidia-55nm-parts-update


    I especially like this line from the article;

    The real question is, with all the constraints and checks in place, how the heck did Nvidia do such a boneheaded thing? Sources told us that the answer is quite simple, arrogance. Nvidia 'knew better', and no one is going to tell them differently. It seems incredulous unless you know Nvidia, then it makes a lot of sense.
     
  17. FLB

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    Yeah all of Charlie Demerjian's NV articles are totally unbiased. :rolleyes:
     
  18. lowdog

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    Sure there is bias there, but like this guy on another forum says, and yes this is a cut/past quote from there;

    "One thing for sure the likely poor availability or not will give us a better indication of what is going on. The fact that Nvidia is not touting this part as "the ubermensch" HD4870x2 killer is likely a good indication that they may not be that stellar a part. No indications of significant improvement in power or clocking. Remember also that this is the B2 spin of the 55nm process, the B1 was expected in October and never showed, meaning it was rubbish."


    There is some relevance in that statement.
     
  19. FLB

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    The B1 did show up and is currently being sold in the Tesla Cards, the B2 respin is for the Geforce variants of the cards.

    Also the TSMC 55nm shrink wasn't for extra speed, it was for reduced die size & power benefits, and with that comes reduced layer PCB's and memory modules all being able to be placed on a single side of the PCB making the cooling system/heatsink combo not as complex as it was with 65nm chips.
     
  20. FuRyZ

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    I think you got it wrong, the GTX 285 is the 55nm version of the 280, and the 280 has clocks of 600MHZ already, so the die shrink will of course be higher not lower.
     

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