Nvidia GTX 295 Reviewccokeman - January 8, 2009
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The cooling solution that Nvidia has installed on the Nvidia GTX 295 is a large full coverage air cooler that has a nice large array of aluminum fins that are visible from the top view. If you take a closer look at the cooler, you can see that there are copper heat pipes that connect from the GPU Core and connect to the fins of the cooler to allow for direct transfer of the heat being produced by the very powerful core. When you pull the card apart, you can see exactly how the base of the cooler is designed inside of the casing, along with how the exterior shell is designed to force the air to move through the cooler and cool the components quickly and effectively.
There is one connector for the SLI bridge that is located at the top, it is hidden behind the metal casing to keep it protected and make sure that sleek look of the card is maintained. The top of the card at the rear is where the power connectors are located, there is one eight pin PCI-E power connector and one six pin PCI-E connector. The PCB can handle a total of 289Watts, which is considerbably less power than the HD4800 cards.
Now that we know what the card looks like, it is time to continue on to the specifications of the card itself and see how it compares to the other cards that I have tested.