Bought a GTX 295

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by nichtganz, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. LiquidKhaos

    LiquidKhaos Master Guru

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    WTF.. I resent that! I'm only 27 man! I actually got my Doctorate when I was 23. I'm an overachiever. :banana: Plus I'm not a Texan. I'm actually from Germany but I kinda got sucked into this place. Then of course I heard about the U.T. Computer department and that just sucked me permanently.

    But enough of that crap. I'm a nerd, I did more then I probably ever should. Yes, I'm still waiting on f'n Newegg to confirm my shipping. I paid for Overnight so the damn thing better be at my doorstep tomorrow afternoon when I get home LOL.
     
  2. nichtganz

    nichtganz Member Guru

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    Did the smart thing, removed the GTX 295 from my order from newegg and did the 90 day upgrade through EVGA currently #80. I went down from 82 so it shouldnt be long :p.
     
  3. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    well, I hope you guys get better numbers than the 4870X2 xfire rigs, I dont like ATI... they crash too much =D
     
  4. nichtganz

    nichtganz Member Guru

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    just inventoried my video cards, i really have something going here.....

    1 55nm GTX 260
    1 65nm gtx 260 core 216
    1 9800 gtx
    1 8800 GTS
    1 Raedon 4850
    1 Raedon 3850
     

  5. LiquidKhaos

    LiquidKhaos Master Guru

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    LOL.. I had

    2 BFG GTX260 MaxCore OE (65nm) *sold them*
    2 EVGA GTX260 Superclocked (55nm) *about to be sold*
    1 EVGA 7900GT KO *still lingering around*
     
  6. LedHed

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    I still want to get this but my gf would kill me, she'd be like "BLAH BLAH BLAH we can't go out as much BLAH BLAH BLAH" ;)

    I'll see how these two 4850's do in CF on my TPower i45 board (8x/8x in CF Mode) The if I need more power I'll go for one GTX 295 since I can't run SLI cards on my board (CF only), except with the 295 who has SLI built in.
     
  7. nichtganz

    nichtganz Member Guru

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    oh my. the 285's just came out if your gonna SLI, but i just want a single card, and considering they fixed the microstutering issues the 295 seems to be the way to go.
     
  8. mtmouse

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    I have 3 evga 8800 gts's setup with Koolance water blocks (which I would Sell)
    2 280 gtx's same water blocks (which I might sell)
    And I am going to buy at least 1 gtx 295, probably evga.
    and some other misc. "state of the art"(at the time) video cards.
     
  9. LiquidKhaos

    LiquidKhaos Master Guru

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    Nah I'm not really wanting to SLI with two cards.. That involves me stuffing my X-Fi card between the video cards and I just don't like that LOL. I'm going with a single and if needed, I'll go quad one day LOL
     
  10. nichtganz

    nichtganz Member Guru

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    The Quad performance diffrence seems quite minimal, just OC the 295, and spend the money on waterblock. apparently some german company is already designing a waterblock for it. im new with water cooling but depending on how reliable and good it is ill go with it.
     

  11. ZoinksS2k

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    I picked up one at Fry's today during lunch. It is indeed about 5 pounds of video card. Glad they aren't charging by weight. Seriously, pick up a box if you see one in the store.

    I can't install the card just yet, but I took the cowl off and it is all business inside. The fan is serious too. Wonder if leaving the cowl off would improve cooling.
     
  12. LedHed

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    Why do you think running undirected air flow would improve cooling? The card already runs very cool for a dual GPU card, I would leave it be unless you are wanting to add a fan near the card.
     
  13. Davy1shoe

    Davy1shoe Master Guru

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    Yup i agree i just put my 295gtx in over my 2 watercooled 8800gtx way faster plus in 2 weeks its getting a waterblock flung on it.
     
  14. ZoinksS2k

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    The cowl covers the top PCB, or bottom depending on your perspective, and only covers the cooler's housing. It doesn't direct airflow at all. I would call it ornamental or protective. Additionally, the cowl is perforated then painted with rubberized material. It doesn't allow for much air and I think the paint holds on to heat.

    I can snap some pics if the community would find it useful. I've got to replace a fan on my CPU cooler, so I'm taking the system apart anyway.

    In other news, I'm satisfied with my purchase. I had two 9800 GTX's and have seen a major improvement in frame rates. I haven’t done much formal testing as I've had too much fun playing games, but here are my 3dmark Vantage scores
    2x9800 GTX SLI GPU score - 6,533 <-- probably a problem with this test
    1x BFG GTX 295 GPU score - 19,529

    On the fun side, I'm a bit of a demo-whore. Nvidia's Medusa demo runs completely smooth. It was very choppy previously.
     
  15. cad cam man

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    @ ZoinksS2k was that 19K with Px?
     

  16. ZoinksS2k

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    If Px is PhysX, then yes.
     
  17. greentea908

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    LOL all that video cards paid by credit card??? haha the us citizens....

    a corsair 1000hx ROFL....im still using my CoolerMaster M520 with the new GTX 295...
     
  18. cowie

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    ok assface thats enuff U.S.A bashing for one week.
    can you for once post with out saying what you just assume for a change?
     
  19. JumperR

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    Lmao.... But wont last long :)

    Who knows. , to be safe u should get a better PSU
     
  20. deusex

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    Just got mine yesterday (Asus made) and yeap, it is faster than my 4870x2 on my other comp.

    Ah, to the guy 3 posts up, paid in cash. :)
     

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