Nvidia GTX295 Performance Previewccokeman - December 18, 2008
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The worlds most powerful video card.... you know it is a bit catchy. The GTX 295 is the king of the high resolutions in the short round of testing I have done. In the 6 games tested, it finished ahead of the HD4870x2 at 1920x1200 in every game. Some of the results were close, but in the end it is king of the hill. This at a price tag less than the ATI HD4870x2. As we all know, the introductory price tag is higher, so it may be that the cost for this kind of performance get a bit more inexpensive, if you can call over $400 dollars inexpensive. But you do have to pay to play, if you want to have the best visual performance. As a package, the GTX 295 seems to work well with the initial driver release for this product - something that not always happens. If the initial testing went this well, I look forward to seeing when the driver matures even more and how the aftermarket will adapt to cool this beast. It does offer great performance and when released to the world in January, I think heads might turn. I cant wait to see if it takes a top spot on Futuremarks Orb. If Nvidia is shooting for the stars, I think they got there. Stay tuned as I put this card through the full suite of tests a little closer to the hard release date.