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So I know that to play on higher resolutions you need more memory in your GFX card. My question is, since the GFX card has GDDR3 how would that compete with GDDR5 cards at 1600x900 and 1920x1080... I am still trying to decide if the GTX 295 is still a good card to get currently for gaming. Would it max out Crysis and Metro 2033 and what type of frames would I get?.. Could you guys link me to some graphs or videos that show this kind of comparison. ^_^ ty ocn community.
    
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I own one and its a beast of a card. Its 9th fastest card available according to here

It near maxes out every game and unless your doing extremely high rez (1920x1200 and up)
your fine.

Card info is found here
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I had a 295 gtx at one point and time. The card was a beast and ran pretty well. The main issue i had was vram in GTA4 as I could ALMOST use all the max settings but the amount of vram that was on the card held me back. I really had no other issues maxing out any other games. Hope that helps
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I own one and its a beast of a card. Its 9th fastest card available according to here

It near maxes out every game and unless your doing extremely high rez (1920x1200 and up)
your fine.

Card info is found here
oh nice thx.. +1 rep.. Here's the card. Does this one come with a back plate. and does it have vram cooling?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MEBIDX:IT
    
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its a fantastic card for that res, but keep in mind it won't support dx11
    
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its a fantastic card for that res, but keep in mind it won't support dx11
see that's the thing, what am I really missing from not using DX 11..
    
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see that's the thing, what am I really missing from not using DX 11..
just some eye candy, but really not that much. just an fyi the 295 is on par the 480 and 570 in most games
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I own one and its a beast of a card. Its 9th fastest card available according to here

It near maxes out every game and unless your doing extremely high rez (1920x1200 and up)
your fine.

Card info is found here

edit: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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I don't see the GTX 295 I only see the GTX 285 at the most. :/
    
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If you can get a good price on that card, I'd go for it. Mine's a beast; and I love it. I personally can't vouch for Metro & Crysis, but BFBC2 & COD Black Ops, on my card, are smooth as butter at 1920x1080, at max settings, and at stock clocks.

I was also just reading a review on the GTX 560. There are benchmarks that include the GTX 295 (just look at the DX10 ones).

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...560-ti-review/

Additionally, here are some 2010 card benchmarks. Just pick a benchmark, then narrow the field down to NVIDIA cards.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...marks,114.html

EDIT: Forgot to mention that if I ever wanted to take advantage of DirectX 11, I would probably go GTX 460, 1GB, in SLI. You can find them on sale right now for about $150 a piece.
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