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man Ive had it wrong all these years -.-

so whats the point of a 1792 mb dual card if I only have 896 ?
SLI can double the core performance if scaling is 100%.
However it never is but it can get close to 100% it can also give negative performance in some games.

Why not 3 way sli it with your gtx275
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because that, i know you cannot do.

only sli with another 295
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because that, i know you cannot do.

only sli with another 295
Really?
Seems strange as they have the same core and I think I've seen it before.
I had a gtx295 myself however it died too bad as I currently have a gtx275 in my multimedia rig.
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it was the very first thought in my head

if this is downclocked 275's than why not tri sli with my 275??

but no, the system will read it as a 295, and a 275, so no SLI

Unless there is some wacked out Bios hack for that, I will doubt it
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Storm, Not to go too off topic, but when I read thru the first few pages of that give-away thread, I had the thought "Everyone should just stop posting, Storm deserves it the most". Glad to see you ended up with it!thumb.gif
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haha I heard that a lot from many people.

I'm really hoping this thing works better than it sounds! I was really hoping to crank more AA with this guy, but people are telling me its not gonna happen

Can anyone confirm what Brett said about FXAA not needing more VRAM?
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haha I heard that a lot from many people.

I'm really hoping this thing works better than it sounds! I was really hoping to crank more AA with this guy, but people are telling me its not gonna happen

Can anyone confirm what Brett said about FXAA not needing more VRAM?

When I had my GTX 295, I was trying to get the most performance from Crysis 1/Warhead and I was able to play it pretty good without anti aliasing...
I am surprised this benchmark is still up, but check out some of the benches with 16xQ and compare the 295 to my 580's...

http://www.framebuffer.com.br/ranking/view.php?user=Chris13002#user=Chris13002

The 295 was and still is a great card... Like people said, it doesn't support DX11 and has that limited VRAM, but @ 1080p without anti-aliasing it's pretty/very good...
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how well off should I be with with the fact that I only have 1680x1050 res?>
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anyone have any experience with this card on Saints Row the Third or any MMO's?

I really do not understand how SLi works since people are saying I will only have 896 memory when it says 1792 on a 512bit interface

i mean I get that its 2 cards sandwiched, but I dont understand how they cant access both cards fully?


Alright

its 896MB of VRAM per gpu and each gpu has 256bit bus, The description almost always lies tongue.gif Anyway MMORPGS such as wow and rift will love this card, If your running rift use external AA and not the Super sampling because the last time i did that at 1080p Vram usage quad-drippled from 480MB to 2gb.

STO will love this card as will Swtor, All games should be able to run at max, If you are using 1600p or Surround you may need to drop the AA slightly.


At 1050, Just set your details to max and enjoy her, The 295 is a wonderful card it's beastly and fast and if you save up for a while you may be able to fetch a second one i see em going pretty cheap on fleabay.
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edit, I was wrong about the 512 bit interface, its supposedly 806-bit with 480 Cuda.

I hope the new Elder Scrolls Online will like this card too.

Ive actually been seeing ome bad stuff about this card with Saints row the third, so im not getting my hopes up on that one yet lol
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