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Evga 295 GTX on 6 Month old PC

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May 17, 2009 6:27:54 PM

System Specs:
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI NFORCE 650I SLI
Videocard: Evga 9600GT
Processor: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E7200 2.53G (@3.3GHZ)
Memory: MUSHKIN 4GB DDR2 PC6400
650W Thermaltake PWS



My question is would I be able to put a Evga 295 GTX into this system and have it preform; or would it bottle neck the card like no tomorrow?

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May 17, 2009 7:22:44 PM

Like no tomorrow…


But if you can buy q6600 and you OC to 3.2 - 3.6GHz you will be fine. Or you can buy 2 GTX260 SLI and a q6600.
a b Î Nvidia
May 17, 2009 7:47:39 PM

At 3.3ghz, you would be OK. But...

A GTX295 wants 46A and 680 watts. I think your psu is a bit lacking there. I calculate only 40A on your psu.

I think a GTX275 would be a plenty good upgrade, GTX285 at most.
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a b Î Nvidia
May 17, 2009 8:03:56 PM

@ Darkendnox: At what resoloution are you playing Padawan?;)
May 17, 2009 8:17:49 PM

geofelt said:
At 3.3ghz, you would be OK. But...

A GTX295 wants 46A and 680 watts. I think your psu is a bit lacking there. I calculate only 40A on your psu.

I think a GTX275 would be a plenty good upgrade, GTX285 at most.



Nice try, but no. The GTX 295 pulls less then 300watts at load, or ~25 amps. Also according to that extreme PSU calc utility, his PC will only draw ~507watts at 100% TDP and 100% Load.

Even if it required 46amps, that's still only 552watts. Not 680. However the OPs PSU wouldn't be able to handle that. Luckily for him it's incorrect.

As for the OPs original question. You may see some Bottlenecking, but i wouldn't worry too much. Most of the loss in performance will be because it's a dually card.
May 17, 2009 8:35:18 PM

1. CPU - E7200 at 3.3 Ghz still OK but bottleneck for sure. I have q6600 at 3.6 and still loosing some fps in comparison to core i7. It very much depends on game you play...Crysis almost negligible because it is mostly GPU demanding game but some others like World on Conflict (also CPU intense) there will be 15-20% lost but still good (I have 50 fps in benchmark, everything max out, 8xfsaa + 16xaf, res 1920*1200), GTAIV - different story, bad optimization for dual cores...like stated above...depends on game but definitely i do not recommend suck your e7200 for q6600..save money for future i7/x58 build...
2. PSU - official request is 680W and 46A but I have seen GTX 295 running on Corsair 620Watt and no issues at all. quality psu can do it and if you have 650Watt Thermaltake Toughpower, there is more than 50A...I personally see no problem in that but on your own risk
3. probably most important point - your res? if you have 1920*1200 then considering GTX 295 is OK if you are at 1650*1080 don´t do it...GTX 275/ATI 4890 can do the job and you save money for future build (that with i7/x58 and ATI 5870/GT300 :-)



a b Î Nvidia
May 17, 2009 9:05:44 PM

lucuis said:
Nice try, but no. The GTX 295 pulls less then 300watts at load, or ~25 amps. Also according to that extreme PSU calc utility, his PC will only draw ~507watts at 100% TDP and 100% Load.

Even if it required 46amps, that's still only 552watts. Not 680. However the OPs PSU wouldn't be able to handle that. Luckily for him it's incorrect.

As for the OPs original question. You may see some Bottlenecking, but i wouldn't worry too much. Most of the loss in performance will be because it's a dually card.


Here is the EVGA recommendation for a psu for the GTX295:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=017-P3-129... 200 Series Family
They are conservative, to account for low quality psu's, so the thermaltake would probably work.

The thermaltake psu lists 180 watts max for the other than 12v rails, leaving only 470 for the 12v rails; that's about 40 A.
May 18, 2009 12:05:04 AM

Just a reminder that the GTX295 is already 5 Months old.
May 19, 2009 2:45:39 PM

successful_troll said:
Just a reminder that the GTX295 is already 5 Months old.

??? Does it mean something? 4850/4870/GTX 260 are almost 1 year old and people are still buying them because they are offering good performance. GTX 295 is still most powerful GPU on the market and even after release of new generation (ATI 5xxx and GT300) it will be powerful enough to run everything maxed out for some (quite long) time.
May 28, 2009 7:17:17 AM

sefit said:
??? Does it mean something? 4850/4870/GTX 260 are almost 1 year old and people are still buying them because they are offering good performance. GTX 295 is still most powerful GPU on the market and even after release of new generation (ATI 5xxx and GT300) it will be powerful enough to run everything maxed out for some (quite long) time.


i think his point was that the OP's system is around that old too so it shouldnt bottleneck too much
June 11, 2009 11:21:17 PM

geofelt said:
Here is the EVGA recommendation for a psu for the GTX295:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=017-P3-129... 200 Series Family
They are conservative, to account for low quality psu's, so the thermaltake would probably work.

The thermaltake psu lists 180 watts max for the other than 12v rails, leaving only 470 for the 12v rails; that's about 40 A.



Yeah Nvidia recommendations is garbage imo. Here's some actually power consumption tests.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-295,212...

It's quite an efficient card. I'd be VERY surprised if his PSU couldn't handle it, with watts to spare.
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