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Looks good. Too bad I just bought a GTX 280. Oh well, considering I paid only $307 I didn't do all that badly. I suspect the 295 will be plagued by high demand and artifical mark-ups and will come in at ~$599+ range when it's first introduced. For a $550 card it looks like its got some good potential.
 

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http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3481


Looks good. Too bad I just bought a GTX 280. Oh well, considering I paid only $307 I didn't do all that badly. I suspect the 295 will be plagued by high demand and artifical mark-ups and will come in at ~$599+ range when it's first introduced. For a $550 card it looks like its got some good potential.

Try $499 at Newegg.
 

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Ah crap. I could have waited. Oh well, everything's running fine on the GTX 280 anyways. Better put my 2 8800GTs on eBay fast.
 

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Useless card for us 30" 2560x1600 users. Looks like I will have to wait for the gt300 series to get anything to make me walk away for my 8800ultras in SLI
 

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With 240 shaders vs 216. I think its more like 2 285s joined together with less memory.

but also slower and less mem bandwith
 

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For $500, I think it's a heck of a deal. Considering SLI scales more consistently than Xfire this is definitely the fastest gaming card on the planet.


I wonder if a Corsair 650W PSU (+12V, 52A) will power it?
 

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For $500, I think it's a heck of a deal. Considering SLI scales more consistently than Xfire this is definitely the fastest gaming card on the planet.


I wonder if a Corsair 650W PSU (+12V, 52A) will power it?

it shld be fine since I ran SLI 8800GTX's with the Corsair PSU and the 295 is more efficient.
 

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but also slower and less mem bandwith

I agree about the mem bandwidth but I'm not too sure about the slower. They are clocked slower from the factory but I've seen three separate reviews where they overclocked the core to 683/684 and I know a lot of SLI 280s won't do this.
 

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I agree about the mem bandwidth but I'm not too sure about the slower. They are clocked slower from the factory but I've seen three separate reviews where they overclocked the core to 683/684 and I know a lot of SLI 280s won't do this.

My 280's when run single can do 700/1200 but SLI only 670/1200. But as already stated not really good for those with 25x16 monitors due to the mem limits.
 

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 http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...i-gaming-test/


QUad Sli GTX 295's vs. 4870X2's


Very revealing to me. Both cards, even at near 2GB memory, run out of memory at the 2560 resolution, it may even begin to at 1920. Also even an overcloked i7 965 CPU (3.7Ghz) seems to be limiting. So no real reason to go to Quad Sli. SLI GTX 280's is the sweet high-end spot. It would nice to see these benchmarks done with a good SSD drive since the cards have to resort to storage as they run out of memory...
 
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