New GTX 295 Opinion

What do you guys think of the cheaper model? I hate the fact that they took out the HDMI...
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  1. Nice. But man are those huge chips.
  2. I don't like the lack of an HDMI interface as well. It's minor, but dongles annoy me.

    As far as the rest of the card goes, I'm actually somewhat optimistic, but will need to wait for the final price, gaming and cooling performance to make a stronger statement.
  3. So I hear, it will be cheaper :)
  4. Better be a hell of a lot cheap with competition right around the corner in the form of the 4890x2.
  5. I'm not sure if the 4890X2 will debut without problems. Put two overclocked 4870s on one PCB and imagine the heat and power issues? One 4870 already runs hotter and consumes more watts than any GPU and now they're putting two side by side? Let's hope the heatsink fan design is better than what they've been using.
  6. i am very curious to see a direct comparison to the old gtx 295.
  7. hmmm, they make a big deal about the current 295GTX not being able to vent to outside of the case but they do to a certain extent. It may be a problem for a case with poor circulation were the heat may build up quicker but for the card itself it is a non issue as both my 295's run cooler per GPU than my old 285's did by about 5C at auto fan and 10C cooler at 45%. Its moving in the right direction though.
  8. No offence but if you buy a g card worth about $800 atm and put it in a cheap poorly circulating case...your a bit special.

    I have the new GTX 295 system specs are.

    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 (2.66Ghz/ 8MB/ 4.8GT QPI/ Quad Core) (x4 cores, effective Ghz is about 9Ghz IF you run 64 bit os and OC it to 3Ghz as the structure can definatly handle it)

    RAM: OCZ 6GB (2GB x3) DDR3 PC3-12800 Gold Low-Voltage Triple Channel, CL 8-8-8-24, 1.65v

    HD: 2x Samsung HD103UJ 1TB HDD - 32MB Cache - 1,000GB SATA II 7200rpm (2@ 1T in raid 2)

    G Card: Gigabyte GV-N295-18I-B Geforce GTX295, Dual GPU, 1792MB GDDR3, DVI, HDMI, SLI, PhysX
    (Soon to be in SLI when they come down in price effictive Gpu's will be x4 {2x2})

    MB: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 MB

    Case: Cooler Master RC-1100-KKN1 Cosmos S Full Tower Case, No PSU

    PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1000HXAU 1000W ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan, 3-Way SLI Certified, 6 PCI-E Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V

    And as the CPU is a flying machine that is going to be OC'd i put a Cooler Master RR-UV8-XBU1 V8 CPU Cooler in it to keep her cool.

    My point is that if you are going to get a good system you want it not to be let down buy a stupid psu or cooling budgeting oversight. The GTX 295 without being bottlenecked buy a poor CPU or RAM decimates anything ont he market atm. Esspecially in SLI.
  9. Yes, but would you like one without HDMI?
  10. dragonfang18 said:
    Yes, but would you like one without HDMI?

    err HDMI image quality is NO DIFFERENT to DVI!

    gamers should only be wanting HDMI if they run poor sound systems where the sound is onboard with their monitor.

    The only real diference is that one supports a higher grade sound than the other. Since my sound is 7.1 direct feed to an amp which feeds it to 7.1 surround sound speaker why would i need HDMI?

    Just to be a bit of a troll too did you miss that part where is says "... DVI, HDMI, ..."
  11. Considering I'm studying and doing this at the same time... Yes I did miss that. My montor does have sound, so I need HDMI.
  12. there is a small difference between hdmi and dvi.
    I myself have compared the 2 platforms side by side and was surprised to find a slight difference in color and contrast.
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