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Old 02-04-09, 04:43 PM   #109
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Default Re: Sticky: Official "I just got my GeForce GTX 285 or GTX 295" thread

Just got my EVGA GTX295 . Here are some first impressions and benchies:

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8800GTX Results

Doom3: 1280x1024 + 8xFSAA + 16xAF + Ultra Quality= 111.6
Aquamark=182731
Codecreatures 1600x1200 + 4xFSAA + 16xAF = 145.4
Crysis: 1024x768 + Tweaked Very High + 16xCSAA + 16xAF = 35.13
Crysis: 1600x1200 + Extreme settings + 16xAF = 17
Far Cry 2: 1600x1200 + 16xAF + Ultra settings: 30,78
Far Cry 2: 1600x1200 + 8xFSAA + 16xAF + Ultra settings: 18,59
GTA4: 1600x1200 Benchmark: 42.75


GTX295 Results

Doom3: 1600x1200 + 8xFSAA + 16xAF + Ultra Quality= 184.0
Aquamark=185964
Codecreatures 1920x1440 + 4xFSAA + 16xAF = 176.0
Crysis: 1024x768 + Tweaked Very High + 16xCSAA + 16xAF = 46.48
Crysis: 1600x1200 + Extreme settings + 16xAF = 33.58
Far Cry 2: 1600x1200 + 4xFSAA + 16xAF + Ultra settings: 58.56 (with Disabled AI=72.01)
Far Cry 2: 1600x1200 + 8xFSAA + 16xAF + Ultra settings: 48.88 (with Disabled AI=63.58)
GTA4: 1920x1440 Benchmark: 48.75

As you can see, the results are pretty good. Just some clarifications though.

I'm benching Crysis with Rygel's Texture Pack (which kills the vRam when FSAA is enabled and makes the game unplayable) + Natural Mod + Extreme Quality 1.31 by jmanrob. The extreme settings are my values that surpass the very high settings (like the LOD and the 3D vegetation pop-up). CodeCreatures and Doom3 really took off with even higher settings but you can notice that in Aquamark and GTA4 i'm CPU limited, even though my E6600 is at 3.51Ghz. The same limitation is present also in Far Cry 2, although the game is enjoyable at "1600x1200 + 4xFSAA + 16xAF + Ultra settings".

Regarding the micro-stuttering, GTA4 suffers A LOT from it. I didn't have any major stuttering problem with the other games though. The temps were OK, 52/54 at idle with the fan at 50% and when benching the max temp was arround 63 celcius with fan speed at 70%.

I highly recommend this card to those that have a powerful QuadCore or I7. To those with DualCores (even if you have it at 3.6Ghz) i'd recommend a GTX285 though. Looking forward to more games now
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Old 02-04-09, 06:28 PM   #110
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I'll be getting my EVGA GTX 295 on Friday morning
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Old 02-04-09, 07:59 PM   #111
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This GTX285 kicks some serious ass!!! I am very happy so far. GTA IV maxed out and running smooth is yummy!
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Old 02-07-09, 07:57 AM   #112
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My card was delayed being shipped so it did not arrive on Friday, boo. The good news is it was shipped on Friday, and for being understanding something extra was added to the box that will complement the video card. I have no clue what that might be so I will just have to wait and see. I can wait a couple more days I guess since I got the card for $290 shipped.
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Old 02-09-09, 04:59 PM   #113
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Just tried running Crysis Warhead @ 1920x1080 with 2x2 supersampling.
Playable, suprisingly.
Not blistering speeds, but playable enough with gamer settings and motionblur off.
Looked pretty damn sweet, starting to get addicted to that smooth image SSAA gives.
Also running Psychonauts with SSAA, good stuff.
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Old 02-09-09, 05:39 PM   #114
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got my 295 after only a weeks step up wait from the 280 SSC (cost £70 extra for the 295) / sent to EVGA Germany

when i first got it i couldnt play GTA IV without terrible lag, crashing (with XP and 181.22 drivers)

bought driver cleaner .net and started fresh with 158.20 leaked drivers

GTA seems much better now, as it was pretty smooth on the 280 before
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Old 02-10-09, 05:55 AM   #115
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I find Crysis Warhead runs in the mid 30s FPS, even in what were the laggy levels (train, Ice, etc.) when using the Enthusiest settings with blur off, 2xSS, and the 64-bit executable. Very playable, no noticeable microstuttering at all. Major improvement over my 9800GX2.

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get ur Quad higher

got my Q6600 at 3.4
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... starting to get addicted to that smooth image SSAA gives.
Also running Psychonauts with SSAA, good stuff.
Welcome to the club of the extreme bandwidth gfx cards
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Welcome to the club of the extreme bandwidth gfx cards
It (SSAA) really comes into its own in vegitation heavy games too.
Crysis warhead is a real aliasing fest without it with all that vegitation.

EDIT: was refering to SSAA if that wasnt already apparent
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Old 02-10-09, 10:28 AM   #119
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It really comes into its own in vegitation heavy games too.
Crysis warhead is a real aliasing fest without it with all that vegitation.
Games with heavy vegetation need extreme bandwidth gfx cards that feast on jungles of aliasing foliage.
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