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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...x-295-1792mb/1

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Nvidia will release its next high-end graphics card at CES in Las Vegas on January 8th and the company has given us the opportunity to give bit-tech’s readers a sneak peek at how the GeForce GTX 295 will perform. However, because the card is not available on the market yet, and won’t be until January 8th at the earliest, the company has asked us to adhere to a number of restrictions.

Rather than hide away from these, we decided that it would be best to put them out in the open so that you can understand why we haven’t done a full-blown performance disclosure on the card.

This is what we were asked to agree to before publication:
Top 5 Games benchmarks only
Plus one other title of their choosing
No other benchmarks period
No acoustic measurements
No power measurements
No PhysX testing or benchmarks

When we asked why we weren’t given free reign with the card, Nvidia said that the drivers we've used for testing the card are not final and the hardware is a very early engineering sample. The clock speeds are final though and the hardware is unlikely to change a great deal at this stage.
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hmmm, not worth it if you already have a X2........but looks like Nvidia is king of the hill again!...........come on ATI!!!
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hmmm, not worth it if you already have a X2........but looks like Nvidia is king of the hill again!...........come on ATI!!!
You know some people will ditch their X2 to have the next good thing though whether its worth it or not. Some people just upgrade for the heck of it.
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Interesting. This is a bit more trustworthy than what was posted yesterday. And a bit more realistic too... Performance is about on-par with where I thought it would be. good find!

EDIT--LOL at the farcry2 results--almost opposite of the (likely faked) benchies posted yesterday: today's: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...x-295-1792mb/5
yesterday's: http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=366673
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I love how they push the games to test on. The ones that are highly optimized for nVidia anyway. Like how most of the time it barely edges out the X2. I dont call the majority of the test 4-10 FPS difference a big deal.
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I love how they push the games to test on. The ones that are highly optimized for nVidia anyway. Like how most of the time it barely edges out the X2. I dont call the majority of the test 4-10 FPS difference a big deal.
True, except in Farcry2--a game pretty much not at all optimized for ATI cards, CF 4870's seem to be doing well.
    
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Well it looks like a decent card seeing as their technology is new or something, it all depends on the price though... And knowing Nvidia...
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Its not as great as some people were gloating it to be, but its sure is the best single card out there now. Once drivers mature it'll be all the better. Time for ATI to drop the prices of their cards now please
 
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Very cool. This card does have one major advantage over the ATI cards though, FOLDING
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Very cool. This card does have one major advantage over the ATI cards though, FOLDING
Oooh man. I wanna see some folding stats for this bad boy.
 
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