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ATOJAR
12-11-08, 02:59 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/geforce-gtx-295-card-exposed/6264.html?doc=6264

http://gizmodo.com/5107054/nvidia-geforce-gtx-295-graphics-card-is-insane-two-gtx-260s-bolted-together

breathemetal
12-11-08, 03:26 PM
Oh, and first person to ask "will it run Crysis?" is banned. I'm not kidding.

hahah

Bman212121
12-11-08, 03:48 PM
Nice. This card might be the first dual GPU solution that will work well. It has the full memory bandwidth of a pair of GTX 260's, so it shouldn't have issues like the previous verisons did.

CaptNKILL
12-11-08, 08:24 PM
Strange... 240 stream processors and 896Mb of memory. More SPs is good, but it seems odd that it'd have the same amount of memory as the GTX 260 with the same SPs as the 280.

Looks like another card I'll definitely be skipping though. GX2 for the lose. :p

rage10
12-11-08, 08:35 PM
well there probobly taking the GPUs that SPs passed but ROPs didnt.

Revs
12-12-08, 06:58 AM
With SLI now running in Intel chipsets, X2 card will be becoming less and less viable. I expect we won't be seeing too many more.

mailman2
12-12-08, 07:24 AM
Got burned with the last two x2's. They are garbage for actually gaming with the micro stutter and low min frames. Sure they benchmark great! A single fast GPU is still the way to go for smoothness and consistent framerate. Enough of the dual card mess already Nvidia unless they address micro stutter - if I want a headache I'll just setup an SLI rig.

hell_of_doom227
12-12-08, 11:54 AM
I have GTX280 in SLI have no microsuttering or any other problem. SLI has never been great as it is now.

I♥GFX
12-12-08, 08:25 PM
I bet it will kill Crysis...

Amaury
12-12-08, 08:40 PM
Can't wait to see benchmarks on an I7/X58 with 2 cards in quad sli.

Bokishi
12-12-08, 09:21 PM
Oh man another GX2 :lame:

SH64
12-12-08, 09:30 PM
Strange... 240 stream processors and 896Mb of memory. More SPs is good, but it seems odd that it'd have the same amount of memory as the GTX 260 with the same SPs as the 280.

Looks like another card I'll definitely be skipping though. GX2 for the lose. :p
Will it run Crysis?

though i agree .. i'm not a fan of dual cards either so i'll be skipping this one.

DeusGear
12-12-08, 10:14 PM
Yea no thanks. After the 9800gx2 I'll stick to single on nvidia.

I♥GFX
12-12-08, 11:57 PM
Will it be as good as GTX280 SLI?

Do you guys recommend buying two OC'd 260 C216's and SLI'ing those rather than buying this card?

CaptNKILL
12-13-08, 12:07 AM
Will it be as good as GTX280 SLI?

Do you guys recommend buying two OC'd 260 C216's and SLI'ing those rather than buying this card?

I'd wait till we know more about these cards.

With the chips being 55nm now, they'll probably be better for multi-gpu setups because of lower heat and power consumption.

bacon12
12-13-08, 09:07 AM
HDMI :)

ChrisRay
12-14-08, 07:01 PM
Something notable about the DVI arrangement on this board. It pretty much seems designed for running multiple monitor due to windows restrictions on core/per monitor. So multi monitor restrictions could/would be even less.

Chris

jcrox
12-14-08, 08:17 PM
Nice. This card might be the first dual GPU solution that will work well. It has the full memory bandwidth of a pair of GTX 260's, so it shouldn't have issues like the previous verisons did.

Shouldn't being the key word here. I'm still not jumping on this dual-GPU on a single card bandwagon until some guinea pigs give it a good testing. The previous cards were just entirely too crappy.

JasonPC
12-14-08, 09:13 PM
Something notable about the DVI arrangement on this board. It pretty much seems designed for running multiple monitor due to windows restrictions on core/per monitor. So multi monitor restrictions could/would be even less.

Chris

Just wondering but how so? That would be very interesting and enticing as multi monitor is one of SLI's biggest drawback.

bob saget
12-14-08, 09:40 PM
hahah

+1 lol

Bman212121
12-14-08, 09:51 PM
Shouldn't being the key word here. I'm still not jumping on this dual-GPU on a single card bandwagon until some guinea pigs give it a good testing. The previous cards were just entirely too crappy.

I totally agree with you there. There is no need to rush into this one as reviewers should be able to give a good opinion.

If you looked at the difference between the 7950gx2 and the 9800gx2 a lot of gains has been made with getting programs to scale properly and at least getting SLI mode to work. The 9800gx2 can provide good frame rates, but still needs some tweaks to get the entire package working. If they can provide another solid improvement they might finally have a winner.

crainger
12-14-08, 11:43 PM
The main thing is Nvidia allows far more tweaking of the SLI than ATI does of the Crossfires. I found with 7 series SLI I could usually get good FPS after messing around for a bit.

ChrisRay
12-15-08, 11:52 AM
Just wondering but how so? That would be very interesting and enticing as multi monitor is one of SLI's biggest drawback.

I'm not entirely sure which exact limitation you are referring too. I have been able to run SLI Multi monitor for a bit now. But it has some limitations. a Design like this would reduce some of those limitations due to the way Windows handles monitor ID's.

Chris

jeong
12-16-08, 02:43 PM
I'm waiting on how this card performs in SLI. I was going to buy 2 GTX 280s, but I can wait a couple of weeks for a better one. As I hear GTX 260 & 280 do not have micro stutter problems, so I am hopeful that 295 SLI will not have micro stutters as well. If they do, then I will go for a pair of 285s. :) but then again, that all depends on what people say about 295.

ChrisRay
12-16-08, 03:14 PM
Strange... 240 stream processors and 896Mb of memory. More SPs is good, but it seems odd that it'd have the same amount of memory as the GTX 260 with the same SPs as the 280.

Looks like another card I'll definitely be skipping though. GX2 for the lose. :p


*This is a speculative mode and not denying or confirming anything*

This has moreto do with GPU PCBS than actual chip yields. My guess is the GTX 295 cards have fully functional core units. But the ROP/Memory partitions are disabled for PCB costs due to the 260 PCB costing alot less to make. I dont honestly believe the GTX 260 or GTX 280 is all that bandwith limited. Most of its extra performance comes from higher clocks/extra ROPS.

Chris