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Old 12-26-08, 11:13 PM   #73
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I may drop one of these in my old Q6600|BX2 rig, since it can't run SLi.
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Old 12-27-08, 10:51 PM   #75
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Soo... instead of reading through every page in this thread and the other one in the rumor mill... when are the new cards expected from nVidia? I have a buddy at work that wants to buy my cards next month, and I'd like to time it so I can place the order from Newegg, and have the new cards get here the same day I sell my current cards to my co-worker.

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Old 12-28-08, 12:24 AM   #76
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Last I heard the GTX 295 is hitting around January 8th. That's straight up hearsay.

Bit-tech.net reported Jan 8th as the "earliest" date to look for it:

"However, because the card is not available on the market yet, and won’t be until January 8th at the earliest, the company has asked us to adhere to a number of restrictions."

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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...x-295-1792mb/1

Rollo over @ Anand is saying " rumored in 13 days" in a post he made on the 25th of this month.

"I also think the launch of the NVIDIA GTX295 is rumored to be 13 days away, and that it would be fairly risky to buy any multi GPU solution prior to that."

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http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y

I've decided I'm definitely getting one for my Q6600|BX2 rig. It will be a nice upgrade for it, and a 3.51GHz quad is plenty of support.
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Old 12-28-08, 12:41 AM   #77
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What about the die-shrunk GTX 260s and 280s? Are they do out next month as well?
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What about the die-shrunk GTX 260s and 280s? Are they do out next month as well?
The 260 is out now-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

I am not sure when the 280 is hitting.
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The 260 is out now-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

I am not sure when the 280 is hitting.


Thanks! I'll probably be picking up at least one of these before too long.
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I plan on shooting for 660|2300 with my GTX 295. It should be great for 1920x with 8-16x CSAA.
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At the least! My 9600s blow through everything except crysis! I can't imagine what a GTX 295 could do!
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any idea of what the price could possibly be?
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I still don't understand hardocp's results. All other reviews are showing that this card blows the 4870 X2 away and even at times matches the 280s in SLI. This looks like the best GX2 card nvidia has made.
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Hard still gave the 295 the nod:

"Albeit the GTX 295 does not suffer some of the graphical bugs that plague the 4870 X2 in Fallout 3 that give the true gaming advantage to the GTX 295. While it may not have won the performance crown in every game here today, it did manage to match the Radeon HD 4870 X2 for the highest playable in-game settings in each game we tested."

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

Hard also did their AA comparison with nVidia using 8xQ AA, vs ATi 8x MSAA.

The 295 is going to be a great 1920x card and you may want GTX 280 SLi for 2560x with regular 8x AA or greater. The X2 will probably be faster with regular 8x MSAA enabled and the 295 will likely catch up when you use "enhance" and nVidia's 8x-16x CSAA. Personally, I can't tell the difference between MSAA and CSAA. So I see zero reason not to use CSAA.

The 295 did do fine @ 2560x when limited to 4xAA in FC2. The X2 exhibited crappy 24FPS mins with the same settings while the 295 put up a much more playable min of 39.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

I'd love to see that same test with 4xAA "enhanced" to 8 or 16x CSAA from the nVidia CP.

I consider their Warhead test pointless because both cards put up under 30FPS average and 18-20FPS mins. That's unplayable in my book. Personally, I won't run a game with any settings that result in less than a 30FPS min.

It will be interesting to see how it has shaped up @ release. I'll be watching for all the reviews and paying close attention to min frames. Like I said before, when both cards put up playable averages I go right to looking for the better mins. I'd rather a 30FPS min and a 60FPS average, than a 70FPS average and 23FPS mins.
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