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post #101 of 230
qqqqq lucky for you the gtx580 will do Crysis maxed out with avg 50fps, especially Crysis 2. The gtx 295 will not smile.gif Congrats on the card!
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post #102 of 230
295? Man, I hated that card.
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post #103 of 230
lachen.gif

Have fun with your Quad SLI. You seem to think you know all, okay...have fun with that.

Fact is, Microstutter, and lack of AA due to low memory WILL be an issue, PERIOD. I could care less what drivers you run. Dual GPU solutions have ALWAYS had microstutter and other driver issues. Going with more than 2 GPU's only makes those issues worse. Period, end of story.

And you keep comparing Vantage scores. So what? That's ONE synthetic benchmark. Let's see you max out DiRT2. How about BFBC2? Crysis 2 when its released? What's that, oh yeah...you CAN'T.

You are picking the WORST upgrade path you possibly could pick. You asked about Quad SLI vs. a single 580. We answered, and you didn't like it because you are so hell bent on being right...when you're not.

Oh, and you are SOOOO wrong on another point.
If a game supports SLI, it automatically supports Quad SLI. Oh really? So if a game supports a dual core CPU, it automatically supports a quad core huh? Then why is it that GTA IV won't use more than 3 cores? It's the same exact principal. You'll HAVE to play games that actually SUPPORT Quad GPU's in order to benefit from it. And there's not very many that do. I could probably count the Quad GPU optimized games on one hand.
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post #104 of 230
I tried guys, This guy is retarded. Summarize this thread. Dont go Quad SLi, Huge bottleneck as the video card has only 898mb video memory. Quad SLi still has same memory. Get at least a gtx480 and go from there.

OP - No, GTX295 best card on earth. Runs everything maxed out....I dont want your advice.
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post #105 of 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow;12531693 
Made an offer for an unused card.
Completely new ...wasn´t even taken out of the box yet!

for 41€/50$ hahahaha:)

http://cgi.ebay.at/eVGA-Geforce-GTX-295-CO-OP-Super-Clocked-EDITION-/290537977007?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_Computer_Graphikkarten&hash=item43a569b4af

It is the Superclocked Ediiton:D
I will still overclock it to 712/1512/1215 and then nothing will be able to beat that performance^^

Good price for a GTX295!

And, if you are very serious to get it watercooled, this is the best that I find:-
(a) An EK waterblock for single PCB GTX295 for US$100
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekgtxsip.html
(b) Swiftech's Epsilon for single PCB GTX295 for US$110
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11076/ex-blc-776/Swiftech_Epsilon_GTX295_AC_Single_PCB_Full_Coverage_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_.html?tl=g30c311s860
post #106 of 230
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12535634 
lachen.gif

Have fun with your Quad SLI. You seem to think you know all, okay...have fun with that.

Fact is, Microstutter, and lack of AA due to low memory WILL be an issue, PERIOD. I could care less what drivers you run. Dual GPU solutions have ALWAYS had microstutter and other driver issues. Going with more than 2 GPU's only makes those issues worse. Period, end of story.

And you keep comparing Vantage scores. So what? That's ONE synthetic benchmark. Let's see you max out DiRT2. How about BFBC2? Crysis 2 when its released? What's that, oh yeah...you CAN'T.

You are picking the WORST upgrade path you possibly could pick. You asked about Quad SLI vs. a single 580. We answered, and you didn't like it because you are so hell bent on being right...when you're not.

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If a game supports SLI, it automatically supports Quad SLI. Oh really? So if a game supports a dual core CPU, it automatically supports a quad core huh? Then why is it that GTA IV won't use more than 3 cores? It's the same exact principal. You'll HAVE to play games that actually SUPPORT Quad GPU's in order to benefit from it. And there's not very many that do. I could probably count the Quad GPU optimized games on one hand.

I suppose this is what you'll tell me when I choose to SLI my GTX 470 with another GTX 470? He got a good price from the 295, granted he'll run in to some microstuttering and maybe some loss of AA, but yeah.
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The 470 + 470 is one of the most potent pairs you can get, short of the 5XX.
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I think we've all been trolled
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gtx 295's would be better but with less features and more heat. But getting the 580 would be a better path since by buying another 295 your kind of going backwards.
    
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I had a 295 and I absolutely hated the experience and I was glad to get rid of it. Also as said before, I wouldn't post Vantage scores like a total n00b if I were you as they're not an indicator to how a certain game will perform in a certain configuration. While the score may be high, I assure you the newer high-end cards will totally decimate it performance wise in the latest games.

295 x 2 better than a 590 which isn't even released yet? That shows right there how clueless you are. You shouldn't ask for advice with a topic called "GTX 580 vs GTX 295 SLI" and not expect people to voice their opinions, which in my own opinion, they're right. If I were you, I'd wait and sell the 295 you have now and save up for a 580 or Kepler.

But hey, as long as you're happy with your 295s.
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