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post #11 of 28
460 because u can still buy a new one ^_^
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GTX295 is an awesome card, and will stomp the daylights out of a GTX460 ... but be forewarned that if you value quiet, the sandwich 295 is anything but. And there is no other cooler other than water for that card.
its the regular VHS Tape version of the card lol and its from EVGA.
    
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So would a GTX 295 for under $200 be a steal? and if I bought another one for SLI later how would the performance be.
    
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post #14 of 28
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So would a GTX 295 for under $200 be a steal? and if I bought another one for SLI later how would the performance be.
It can't really be beaten for <$200 I'd say, even buying something else used.

Quad-SLI 295's I had for a bit ... I didn't like it much. Too loud, and had microstutter issues. Sold the 2nd one within a week or so.
    
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post #15 of 28
the GTX295 is a dual core card and its much stronger then a GTX460 every one of its core is a GTX275 downclocked

and a GTX275 on stock clocks is about as fast as a GTX460

the GTX295 is a bit slower then the GTX480...
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post #16 of 28
I would never consider buying 295, and 295 in SLI might only happen in my nightmares due to the temperature that rises under load and makes you feel like the Sun is coming down on Earth. A single 560 now would make much more common sense and another one in a near future for a very solid performance.
post #17 of 28
The GTX 295 is a good card, but the lack of VRAM and ROP performance ruined it for me. If you want to game at 8xCSAA or more (4xMSAA) this card is a no go at 1920x1200. The minimum FPS are horrible at that rate and I did have microstutter. The FPS in most games (I don't remember the game anymore ) just dropped from 70 FPS average @ 2xAA to 25 FPS @ 8xCSAA. Other than that, OC'ed I believe it was the fastest card I've owned.

My GTX 470 OC'ed is usually within 5-10% of the GTX 295 when both OC'ed, but it offers far smoother gameplay and I can even play the games at 32xCSAA. You'll also miss out on tesselation if you go with the GTX 295.
post #18 of 28
I went from a 295 to a 470, very happy I did...

No more micro stutter, no more waiting for updated drivers/games to support SLI.

I will always pick a single powerful card over dual cards as long as the performance difference isnt much.
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post #19 of 28
I've had quad sli with GTX295s and didn't like the heat and noise that came with it, even 1 was to much.

To OP i doubt that 295 will stay under $200 but gl
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post #20 of 28
I've got a 295 on my rig and can say the microstutter is noticeable and the noise is high when running the fan at 100 percent, which is a must if you wanna keep your temps under 85 degrees.

However, if you disable SLI then the microstutter is gone and the fps are still very close to with running sli.

However, being that i got this whole system under at 1000 bucks with an hp 23" monitor included i'm not complaining.

Every game I play is over 100 fps max details at 1080p resolution so i would see no need to upgrade in the next year or so.

I'd say the card under 200 bucks is a steal. Though i would shell out the extra 80 or so and get a single 5870 which seems (according to my research) pretty close to performance on the 295 and leaves the 460 in the dust.
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