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NVIDIA GeForce GTX295 1792MB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB

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January 13, 2009 12:20:46 PM

hi every body whats better the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX295 1792MB or the NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB also does the NVIDIA GeForce GTX295 1792MB work ok in SLI ???
January 13, 2009 12:55:03 PM

Technically the 295GTX is better, however you have to be running high resolutions and AA/AF to see the benefit IMO.

The 295GTX is able to be run in SLI but its a bit overkill I think.

If you can find a 280GTX they are going for very good prices atm.
January 13, 2009 1:05:46 PM

whats AA/AF and how high resolutions?
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January 13, 2009 1:08:08 PM

A GTX 295 is essentially two GTX 280s in one physical graphics card, so yes, the GTX295 is more powerful, but as merlin said, you would need to be gaming at 2560x1600 to justify its purchase.
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January 23, 2009 1:04:03 PM

KyleSTL said:
A GTX 295 is essentially two GTX 280s in one physical graphics card, so yes, the GTX295 is more powerful, but as merlin said, you would need to be gaming at 2560x1600 to justify its purchase.


Correct me if i'm wrong but the GTX 295 is based on the 260GTX not the 280 hence the 1795Mb.
January 23, 2009 3:22:14 PM

Actually each core is roughly a combo of a 260 and 280. Cant remember exactly.
January 23, 2009 3:27:50 PM

ITs basically dual 260 SP 240 with 55 nm, its still 1795 MB and 448 bit architecture.

1 295 GTX has been seen to be noticeable weaker than 2 280 GTXs.

1 295 GTX suffers from microstuttering most noticeable in Left 4 dead. Though drivers will improve, dual GPU cards have been know to be more prone to it than regular 2 card setups.

the RAm will end up being the thing that breaks the 295 GTX as games will have higher texture quality, AA and Resolution standards increase.

Also it runs hotter than 1 280 GTX.

I would say find a 285 GTX since it OCs alot more than both, and can sometimes be found cheaper than the 280 GTX.

Latest THG benchmarks review show the tri sli setup runs better than 2 295 GTXs, and with the price cuts its a better Price/Performance ratio.

NOt only that quad sli scales like nothing since that what you'll be getting:)  I had both types of setups, so your hearing it straight from the horse's mouth;)


295 GTX > 285 GTX > 280 GTX > 260 GTX


Again AVG frames don't tell me personally anything, as I'm more of a min frame person now:) 
January 23, 2009 3:30:02 PM

so is the GTX 295 the better one? lol
January 23, 2009 3:36:00 PM

technically...but not for min frames lol:p 
January 23, 2009 3:54:23 PM

L1qu1d said:
ITs basically dual 260 SP 240 with 55 nm, its still 1795 MB and 448 bit architecture.

1 295 GTX has been seen to be noticeable weaker than 2 280 GTXs.

1 295 GTX suffers from microstuttering most noticeable in Left 4 dead. Though drivers will improve, dual GPU cards have been know to be more prone to it than regular 2 card setups.

the RAm will end up being the thing that breaks the 295 GTX as games will have higher texture quality, AA and Resolution standards increase.

Also it runs hotter than 1 280 GTX.

I would say find a 285 GTX since it OCs alot more than both, and can sometimes be found cheaper than the 280 GTX.

Latest THG benchmarks review show the tri sli setup runs better than 2 295 GTXs, and with the price cuts its a better Price/Performance ratio.

NOt only that quad sli scales like nothing since that what you'll be getting:)  I had both types of setups, so your hearing it straight from the horse's mouth;)


295 GTX > 285 GTX > 280 GTX > 260 GTX


Again AVG frames don't tell me personally anything, as I'm more of a min frame person now:) 




hi mate thanks for the info. so do you think i shad go for the GTX 285 ??
January 23, 2009 3:57:28 PM

go for the cheapest setup...I mean the 295 GTX isn't anything revolutionary, and the 285 GTX isn't that much off, but it has alot less hassle than dealing with 2 cards.

either the 285 or 280 GTX would do wonders, it all depends on how much you can find em for.


Whats the resolution you play at?
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January 24, 2009 11:30:34 AM

Yeah I'd say go for the GT285 because as mentioned it's less hassle, and it's also less power consumption, and should be cheaper initially. It's also more than enough for most situations (baring hyper settings) and then you can take your savings and put them towards a future purchase. Unless you need the full power now, if you're not sure enough to buy based on your own findings I'd say buy the GTX 285 now, and then either add another in the future or else buy a G300 series card should that make more sense at the time.
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