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Old 07-10-09, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default GTX 285 or 295

Got a GTX 285 and was thinking of getting the new 295.

Should i get another GTX 285 for SLI or will one of these badboys take care of the trick?

I heard 2 285s are faster but 1 295 is sweet too.
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Old 07-10-09, 06:51 PM   #2
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Got a GTX 285 and was thinking of getting the new 295.

Should i get another GTX 285 for SLI or will one of these badboys take care of the trick?

I heard 2 285s are faster but 1 295 is sweet too.
2GB VRAM > 896MB VRAM
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Old 07-10-09, 09:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: GTX 285 or 295

True on that.

I will just add another GTX 285 2gb and get on 4gb buit you know in SLI only 2 gigs is used so no biggy.
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SLI is the anti-Christ. Stay away...
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OH man gonna have to consider that one maybe use it for 4 lcd's instead of sli shaw.
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Old 07-10-09, 11:31 PM   #6
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2GB VRAM > 896MB VRAM
what? gtx 285 has 1gb effective vram, just like the 295.

edit: if 2 2GB 285's then you will have 2GB effective vram. SLI is not limited to any memory capacity.

edit 2: xion, ur totally right my man. I was under the impression that the gtx295 was a 1*2GB framebuffer card, but that's not true. yeah in this case, I would def stick with 2*285 2GB cards. future games will most certainly eat more thant 900MB ram. gta 4 can grab 1.5GB today.
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what? gtx 285 has 1gb effective vram, just like the 295.

edit: if 2 2GB 285's then you will have 2GB effective vram. SLI is not limited to any memory capacity.
Biggie has the 2GB version.

If spending upwards of 500$ on a card, I would want it to have more than 896MB of VRAM. But that's just me. 896 will be a bottleneck in the near future.

SLI is transparent for me.. works nearly as hassle-free as a single GPU and scales well. It's necessary, for me, with games like Crysis and Clear Sky that need more GPU power to run well.
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neither?

new gpus out ><
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neither?

new gpus out ><
Not yet.
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Not yet.
And not for a while. ATI's won't be out until October, Nvidia's until Nov-Dec.
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I went with another 285 and it's worked out well for me.I finally get to play Crysis and all of it's single player mods with all highest settings and the Crysis texture mod without going slideshow.
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Default Re: GTX 285 or 295

Dropped in the other and its making a big difference but i noticed that the 2nd card doesn't have that red grill cover like the first one.

Evga guy says its fine just cosmetic so no biggie.

Games are totally tripped out to highest settings .
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