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#1 Nemo

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:14 AM

OCC just posted up a review of the Nvidia GTX 295 - http://www.overclock...ia_gtx295_full/

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:13 PM

Pros:
Temps
Dominating performance
Price

Cons:
3DMark06
Price

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What happened to the higher resolution that was supposed to be here in Jan?

Other than that, nice review.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

What happened to the higher resolution that was supposed to be here in Jan?


Unfortunately our testing at 2560x1600 was not accomplished in time for this review. The monitor was setup and ready to go when I powered it up she was just a kaleidoscope of colors. The monitor appeared to have had a nice bit of hidden damage in shipping and was just not replaced in time for this article. Look for a followup with testing at 2560x1600.



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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:22 PM

Oh man, I feel way stupid.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:45 PM

cool, I see the 4870 1gb and 260-216 are still battling it out for dominance (except for Dead Space which likes cutting ATI frames 40 so frames for no reason lol)

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:09 PM

"outstrips" this word is a bit overrated :)

The performance is only 09% to 12% better.
But price -> performance increase worth the buy B:)

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

I can't believe the straight up 4870x2 beat the GTX295. I would like to see what it can do against other variants of the 4870x2.

I was really excited about the GTX295 because I thought it would smash the 4870x2, how wrong I was.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:37 PM

I can't believe the straight up 4870x2 beat the GTX295. I would like to see what it can do against other variants of the 4870x2.

I was really excited about the GTX295 because I thought it would smash the 4870x2, how wrong I was.


Did you not read the review? It out performed the 4870x2 in every single game at every resolution. Only thing it didn't win was 3dmark06. But honestly who cares....the real world performance is what really matters. The 3dmark score will probably go up with the newest driver that was just released.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:46 PM

Nice review Frank, I guess it is time to sell some video cards...

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:21 AM

I'm really not so surprised at the GTX 295 outperforming the 4870 X2. The 295 is really two GTX 260's on one PCB with unlocked streaming processors and a shrinked manufacturing process. Keeping those advancements in mind, the GTX 260 (216) and the 4870 (1GB) trade blows as it is, so I'm not really shocked. Great card none the less, hopefully 2009 sees some power usage shrinkage!
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

well yeah at these settings gtx 295 wins.if u put anti alazing to x8 ati will win ;).this is why ati is better.and as the resolution gets higher the ati will win with more difference.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:40 AM

hint: There is no "z" in aliasing.

I could tell you how wrong you are too...but i'm not going to.

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