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GTX 295 motherboard

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December 18, 2009 7:34:50 AM

Hello,
I was wondering if a GTX 295 needs a special motherboard (according to size etc.) I currently have the MSI P55-CD53/P55-CD45 motherboard. If you know this motherboard, could you tell me if it is capable of runnning a GTX 295?
Thanks a lot,
Olivier

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December 18, 2009 7:44:08 AM

Any Mobo with a x16 PCIe slot will be fine. Preferably PCIe 2.0. PCIe 1.0 will suffice but you'll lose about 5% performance (worst case scenario). Your motherboard has 1 PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. It also has 90-degree angle sata II ports so that long cards don't interfere, and the SB heatsink is short enough so that the 295 will clear it. What's your PSU like? 295's are pretty beast when it comes to power consumption. Also, make sure your case has enough room.

Just to make sure, this is your mobo, correct? http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 18, 2009 8:16:02 AM

Why you want to buy the GTX295, it is a 1-year-old card and like always it is a bad idea to buy old stuff. If you want the top card look for the HD5970.
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December 18, 2009 1:44:16 PM

michaelmk86 said:
Why you want to buy the GTX295, it is a 1-year-old card and like always it is a bad idea to buy old stuff. If you want the top card look for the HD5970.
True that! At the very least get a 5850!
December 18, 2009 9:16:06 PM

the gtx 295 seems so much more powerful! and its less expensive then the hd5970
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December 18, 2009 9:40:38 PM

The 5970 is faster than the 295 so if you want the fastest card and ya have $625, the 5970 is the way to go unless you want PhysX. If ya don't know whether ya want PhysX read this and decide if it's worthwhile to you.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/batman_arkham_asylu...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/batman-arkham-asylu...

If those cards are too expensive, fix on your budget and then look here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)

Note that card prices have risen lately due to shortages.

As it says in the article tho, if ya gonna keep GFX card more than 2 years, DX11 will provide future proofing if DX11proves significant.
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