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My 295 overheated yesterday while playing Battlefield 3 online . And The second core will not show up no matter what i try .
I think one of the GPU's died ( or at least something on the other PCB )
Now i only can run it Via HDMI output .
I need to replace it wit something equal , or better in terms of performance .
Any ideas on The Nvidia side ? Or maybe a suggestion on the RED side ?
Dont link newegg because i'm in Europe .
I just need option what to look for .
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Whats your budget? do you want a decent upgrade or something that works?
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gtx 560Ti 2gb
gt460 2gb
hd 6870
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gtx460
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You can try baking the card to fix it.. It doesnt always work and its likely the GPU will die again soon after (a few months maybe, thats what happened to me with an 8800GTX anyway). Anyways, whats your budget?
    
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Budget would be 400euro . Nearly 500$
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Single or duel cards? For a single in that price range I would go for a 7950 or a 580
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post #7 of 14
With that budget I would definitely get a 7950 or 7970 there is simply nothing faster and you will get a huge performance increase.
    
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post #8 of 14
6970 2gb, 7950 3gb, gtx 580 1.5GB

I would def get anything 1.5gb and higher

also if you want to go cheaper with about the same performance the gtx 560ti 2gb, and could always later SLI and be better than a 580

-doober

there are many options to beat the gtx 295, but vram is starting to become an issue (especially with BF3)
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HD7970 3GB, Vram wont be an issue and you can always CF later biggrin.gif
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Hi :

Nvidia : GTX 580 1.5gb (recommend : Asus 580 DirectCU II and MSI 580 Lightning )
cheaper GTX 570 1.3gb (recommend : ASUS 570 DirectCU II and MSI 570 twin frozr 3)

AMD : Radeon 7970 3gb (recommend : Asus 7970 direct cu II and GIGABYTE 7970 windforce 3x)
cheaper 7950 3gb (recommand MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III ) (at the moment...)

*IMO , if you go for AMD , maybe you should keep the 295 it and use it for hybrid physics (just a suggestion)
**The "recommended" cards above are the ones that offer the best noise/temps and overclocking

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Edited by aStupidTroll - 2/10/12 at 6:50pm
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