TWO 295 VS. THREE 285 - WHICH HAS MORE POWER? Tags: Graphics Cards Power Graphics Last response: June 24, 2009 2:24 AM in Graphics & Displays Share seerwan June 23, 2009 9:45:25 PM Gentlemen, i was wondering which graphics solution had more THEORETICAL Graphics Processing power - TWO 295's or THREE 285's... i checked on http://www.nvidia.com/HelpMeChoose/fx/HelpMeChoose.asp and did some basic calculations, and the combined power of these SLI solutions, in theory, are:- 2 X 295's 3 X 285's Graphics Performance (X) 134 147 Standard Memory (GB) 3.5 3 Texture Fill Rate (Billion) 184.4 155.4 Max Mem. Bandwidth (GB) 447.6 477 Now, as the 295s have a 18% advantage in Texture Fill Rating, and the 285s have a 6% advantage in Max. Memory Bandwidth, i think the 295s win... what do u guys think...? More about : 295 285 power Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card June 23, 2009 9:59:29 PM 3xGTX285s The GTX295s don't scale as well. Here is my rudimentary chart: 1 GTX285 = 1.5 2x GTX285 SLi = 2.7 3x GTX285 SLi = 3.66 1 GTX295 = 2.34 2x GTX295 = 3.64 1 GTX260 216core = 1.3 2x GTX260 216core SLi = 2.34 megamanx00 a c 104 U Graphics card June 23, 2009 10:20:13 PM Most modern games are not limited by texture fill rate, but by Shading power and memory bandwidth. Related resources Two GTX 295 's or two GTX 285 ? Other sites says gtx 295 's - Forum GTX 295 vs 2x GTX 285 in SLI - Forum Which is better: 2 gtx 295 s or 3 gtx 285 s? - Forum GTX 285 vs . GTX 295 - Forum 4 way sli Cassified, two gtx 295 s or 4 gtx 285 s ??? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer B-Unit June 24, 2009 1:53:26 AM While theoretically the 2xGTX295 is superior, in practice the 3xGTX285 will destroy them in most scenarios due to poor SLi scaling. paranoidmage June 24, 2009 2:08:59 AM You could also overclock 3 cards better than 4 dies put into 2 cards blackhawk1928 June 24, 2009 2:17:46 AM As B-unit said, 2 GTX285's are technically more powerful in terms of specs and cores and stuff like that, but current SLI technology interferes in some ways apparently. -Blue Screen of Death, maybe I am wrong but i thought that a GTX295 was 2 GTX275s and not GTX260, maybe I am mistaken... Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card June 24, 2009 2:24:48 AM blackhawk1928 said:As B-unit said, 2 GTX285's are technically more powerful in terms of specs and cores and stuff like that, but current SLI technology interferes in some ways apparently. -Blue Screen of Death, maybe I am wrong but i thought that a GTX295 was 2 GTX275s and not GTX260, maybe I am mistaken... Specs are similar to 2 GTX275s, but performance doesn't come anywhere close. The GTX295 is about equal to two GTX260 216s. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNikon d3000 slr, GTX 295 , Ati 5870, GTX 285 , or 5850?!? Forum2x 8800ultra in sli or 1 gtx 285/295 ForumGtx 295 , 285 2g, or 2 gtx 275s? ForumMy experience with Radeon 5850 vs . GTX 285 ForumUpgrade question, GTX 285 SLI vs ???? ForumGTX 295 vs 4870x2? ForumGTX 285 / GTX 295 Power requirement issue ForumDual Radeon 5870's Vs . Dual Nvidia GTX 285 's ForumPlease help with my GTX 295 SLI ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumFallout +Oblivion +lots of texture mods - Which card? ForumUpgrading video card from evga 8800 to evga 285 ftw/w/back plate ForumWhich is better Forum9800gtx+ with Corsair HX620w - Power warning? ForumDecent graphic card with 400w power supply More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !