GTX295 Numbers Show Up

"It looks like Nvidia will regain the performance crown with their dual GT200 GPU GTX295 card"

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GTX295 Numbers Show Up

Over the past month, more and more details about the expected dual GT200 series GPU card have shown up.  Well now the first preview has arisen as well.


As was already predicted, the GTX295 will follow the precedent set by the 9800GX2, with dual PCB sandwich design.

Here we can see the full spec sheet compared to the current GTX260 and GTX280 cards.  Again, we see that the GPUs on the card seem to be some sort of fusion between the GTX260 and the GTX280.

There is little doubt that Nvidia has regained the single card performance crown, with the GTX295 topping the HD 4870X2 in all of the games tested.  The FPS gap ranged from being very minor to nearly doublt.  Where the Nvidia's dual GPU card really shines, however, is in PhysX.  In both games and settings tested, the GTX295's performance eclipsed that of the HD 4870X2 over several times.

Nvidia's offering also manages to beat out AMD's in the power consumption area, no doubt helped by the 55nm manufacturing process.

Still no word on what pricing will be like for this card, though there's little doubt your wallet will feel the pain should you buy one.

The full preview from Chinese site IT168 can be found here.

Will Nvidia be able to make this beast worth your while?

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11-12-2008, 08:35:32

Sorry if I've picked up the wrong end of the stick. But your not trying to use 3Dmark to adjust the clock speeds are you?

11-12-2008, 08:45:08

no just to get the 3d mark score lol using the ati ccc to oc

11-12-2008, 08:54:51


How bigger drop are we talking? 3Dmark scores will fluctualte between runs anyway.

Are the likes of speedstep, EIST and OS power management features that throttle down the cpu all turned off?

11-12-2008, 09:00:19

only about 5-10 point but thats still a drop and will continute to drop. i thought it was thermal throttling but it cnt be on my gpu its only running at 40c on load! (with third part cooling)

im not to familiour with my mobo bios atm, ill have 2 look into that

11-12-2008, 09:15:48

5-10 points is perfectly normal. Only start to worry if it drops between 2 different runs by a few hundered points.

11-12-2008, 09:17:04

As far as 3dmarks are concerned, u can get differences from anything around 100-200 in between runs and resets.

If ur Vista`ing, give ur pc a chance to finish all it`s cacheing b4 u do any runs is usually best. Top end pc will take around 7 minutes, slower ones 10 mins perhaps.

11-12-2008, 09:23:34

ah cheers guys, so even if it still drops im still getting the overclock done and it will stick with that overclock even while gaming. i just wouldnt want the clocks to drop under normal use.

so should i oc until the 3dmark cant run anymore basically

last question

wouldnt my pentium dual core bottle neck the hd 4850 @ 2.6 if it is overclocked further?

yes i am using vista btw, 32bit

15-12-2008, 05:04:03

I have just run the 3dmark 06 and on the second run the score dropped by 80points? would you call that normal?

15-12-2008, 07:43:11

Yep.. That's fine.

19-12-2008, 18:39:04


give ur pc a chance to finish all it`s cacheing b4 u do any runs is usually best

My computer was driving me nuts doing this - hard drives whirring away just after power on.. Turned out it was the superfetch service - which just loads often used programs into memory before you need them. Load of crock I say on modern fast computers.. So I just disabled the service.

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