Get GTX 295 now and step up to GT3xx?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by satanicminnow1, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. satanicminnow1

    satanicminnow1 New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    8600m gt
    Im doing my first build and I want to get the GTX 295. I was wondering if you guys know if a EVGA GTX 295 can be stepped up to any GT300 series because Im thinking of getting the GTX 295 for and then stepping up, especially since the GT300 release seems to be this winter (Nov 27 maybe). I can't just wait for the release either.
     
  2. avivoni

    avivoni Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,602
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    560ti 448 classified
    and how do you know itll be a step up and not a step down
     
  3. happy

    happy Master Guru

    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Nvidia 9400GT
    also the step up window is only 60 days, and they might not put the top model as a step up, as i bought a gtx260SSC and couldnt step up to anything else
     
  4. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    13,205
    Likes Received:
    299
    GPU:
    GTX
    its 90 days aint it?
    but i would not buy a 295 for a planned step-up..... yet.
     

  5. happy

    happy Master Guru

    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Nvidia 9400GT
    yeah sorry it is wrong button on the keyobard lol, i dont the 3 series comin out anytime soon tbh not worth it in my opinion
     
  6. SickBoy254698

    SickBoy254698 Master Guru

    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    ASUS GTX 780 OC
    I would think twice before going that route. Even if the GT300 is released during your 90 day window EVGA reserves the right to refuse your Step Up for a multitude of reasons. Save yourself the head ache and just wait.
     
  7. baby_UTE

    baby_UTE Member Guru

    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    ASUS 9800GT SLI
    they alway could also delay the release then your stuff.
     
  8. jmpnop

    jmpnop Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    GTX 260 Core 216
    If they don't accept saying old gen. or somethin like that then you will suffer..Its the best to wait else get hands on 5870.
     
  9. gamerk2

    gamerk2 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,108
    Likes Received:
    1
    GPU:
    NVIDIA 570 GTX 1.2 GB
    The ironic thing is the G380 may be cheaper then the 295...(considering the cost of a 5870, its quite possible the G380 will be around $449 or so instead of $500...)
     
  10. satanicminnow1

    satanicminnow1 New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    8600m gt
    How about this: I'll probably want to get the dual gt3xx card which will definitely come out later 2010. So the question now is should I buy and XFX GTX295 or and EVGA GTX295? Im thinking XFX due to the double lifetime warranty helping to keep resale value up. I seriously dont think ill be able to step up though.
     

  11. NeoElNino

    NeoElNino Master Guru

    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte GTX1080 8GB Soon
    i just sold my BFG GTX 295 to a guy who gave me a BFG GTX 275 OCX + 200 U.S.$

    i donno if it was wise but my goal was to sell now my GTX 295 before the new GT 3000 generation comes out and it loses more of its value + in the mean time ill use the GTX 275 then with the 200$ that i got add 200-300 for xmas ill get a GT300 card or even the X2 when that one comes out :D

    ill have the GTX 275 OCX as a PhysX card and the GT300 as the main card .. cant wait :D

    as for u, id keep that 8600GT for PhysX working with the GT300.. thats jsut my advice. IMo it doesnt worth getting the GTX295 at this stage (ebay has it around 380$ used)
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  12. RowdyRoddy

    RowdyRoddy Banned

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    SLI GTX 260 216's
    I would hold off, at least for now. There is no definitive evidence of how the GT300 will perform and, more importantly, no concrete time-line on it's release date.
     
  13. methylbenzoate

    methylbenzoate Master Guru

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    PNY GTX 550 Ti
    I remember that I really lucked out at the end of last november by getting my GTX 280 for around $439.99, then the GTX 295 came out early January 2009, and I was still within my step-up window.

    The waiting list was huge, as I had to wait until March before finally getting my GTX 295, but I got one for only $80.00 plus my GTX 280.

    That was the dilemma that killed the "good" step-ups for eVGA customers, as they dropped the GTX 280 to GTX 295 upgrade step-up very soon after the GTX 295 was made available. I can see why, because there was an overwhelming demand for the GTX 295, and people still had a fair amount of "equity" in their GTX 280s, and eVGA essentially got stuck with a bunch of GTX 280s (maybe turned into B-Stock?) being returned with small amounts of money for a brand new GTX 295.

    The eVGA GTX 295 I received was the original dual-pcb design called the GTX 295 plus. Not sure what the plus is about, as the next dual-pcb design GTX 295s did not have the plus moniker.

    Anyway, I'm happy. Even if my GTX 295 has hit 92 degrees C while playing Crysis 1920 x 1200, 2X AA, 16X AF, every detail at Enthusiast with vsync on.

    The GPU was at stock for that, and the game still had some FPS dips; not the most playable.

    It will be nice to see how Crysis succumbs to new hardware, much like Doom 3 did once better stuff came out. Remember Ultra quality mode? Over 500MB of VRAM needed? I don't even know of a consumer VGA card from August 2004 that had 512MB RAM. That amount is bare minimum now.

    I probably should Crossfire with the motherboard I have, as PhysX was a waste and ATI is pumping out some good stuff at affordable prices.
     

Share This Page