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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card

When NVIDIA launched their GT200 GPU and the first two graphics cards based on it - the GeForce GTX 280 and the GeForce GTX 260, they thought they had ATI licked for good. In fact, they originally pegged the GeForce 9800 GTX+ as the direct competitor to ATI's forthcoming (at that time) Radeon HD 4870 graphics card.

Unfortunately, NVIDIA grossly underestimated the ATI Radeon HD 4870, which not only roundly trounced both the GeForce 9800 GTX+ and the GeForce GTX 260, but was also more than a match for the GeForce GTX 280. ATI followed that up with a second blow - the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2, which effectively made ATI the new leader in the consumer 3D graphics market.

The fall was hard on NVIDIA. They were dominant for the last 2-3 generations of graphics cards and to fall so far so fast was a certainly a big blow. But NVIDIA is never one to sit down and cry. They may have stumbled but they now feel they have a card fast enough to regain their dominance in the industry - the new dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295!

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Comprehensive Review

Core / Card Code Name

• GT200

Manufacturing Process

• 55 Nanometers

Transistor Count

• 1.4 Billion x 2

DirectX Support

• 10

Interface

• PCI Express 2.0

Stream Processors

• 480

Vertex Shader Version

• 4.0

Pixel Shader Version

• 4.0

Textures Per Clock

• Average 160

ROPs

• 56

Core Clock Speed

• 576 MHz

Shader Clock Speed

• 1242 MHz

Fill Rate

• 92,160 MTexels/s

Memory Bus Width

• 448-bits x 2

Memory Size

• 1792 MB

Memory Type

• GDDR3

Memory Speed

• 999 MHz (1998 MHz DDR)

Memory Bandwidth

• 223.78 GB/s

RAMDAC

• 400 MHz

Display Support

• Two dual-linked HDCP-enabled DVI-I outputs
• HDMI-out

 

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