NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card Preview
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Hardware Canucks have posted the first official preview of the upcoming dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 graphics card.
Here's an excerpt:
"Indeed, since this was only a preview where we showed you the very tip of the iceberg regarding the GTX 295s performance, I wont draw any hasty conclusions. What I can say is that with this card it seems like Nvidia is back on track to take the performance crown from ATI with a card that costs nearly the same as the vaunted HD 4870 X2. Unfortunately, we cant give the GTX 295 the title of Fastest GPU on the Planet just yet since there is still a whole review to publish come January with (hopefully) more mature drivers and a slew of additional games, resolutions and IQ settings. However, even with these early drivers, performance is right up at the top in the majority of applications with excellent scaling when compared to single Nvidia GPUs. That in itself is an achievement since as we have seen with other dual GPU cards, getting acceptable performance increases when going from one GPU to two is challenge. That being said, in order to really benefit from the raw power the GTX 295 brings to the table, you need to be playing at ultra high resolutions which is where this card can really shine."
At first glance it appears that NVIDIA successfully regained the performance crown from AMD and their beastly Radeon HD 4870 X2. If you game at 2560 x 1600 you owe it yourself to check out this new model.
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