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I am not here to start a burn thread or anything. I just have a question. Is one 295 GTX better than one 4890? Why is that? According to specs, 4890 has greater # of processors, core/mem clock, GDDR5, everything better than nvidia except nvidia has 1700 megs.
 

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greater number of processor really doesn't mean much, ATI and nVidia's SPs arent equal.
I forget the ratio but its more of 5-10 : 1. (Actually i dont think there is a TRUE RATIO)

The 295 is a dual GPU card, 2 actual cores vs 1 from the 4890.
 

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You cannot compare ATI's shaders to Nvidia's... so thats why the GTX 295 is fast because isnt 4:1 ratio or something. Also Nvidia uses a 512/448bit memory bus on their high-end cards which mostly negates GDDR5's faster speeds...
 

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yeah what everyone else says, you cannot compare the two by the specs alone. The gtx 295 is a dual gpu, which is 2 gtx 275's combined, and a 4890 is equal if not better than a single gtx 275, so there you can get a basis of how the two compare.
 

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In games that support SLI, the GTX 295 will win hands down. In games that do not support SLI, the 4890 and the GTX 295 (Running at 50% capacity) will be close.
 

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The GTX 295 will beat out the 4890. It's the 4870x2 from ATI that is comparable since both of those are dual GPU cards.

The 295 and the 4870x2 exchange blows pretty well. It comes down to a preference thing, which brand do you like more? If you plan on folding go for the GTX 295, however.
 

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the gtx295 is the fastest single graphic card in the world atm.
 

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the gtx295 is the fastest single graphic card in the world atm.
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the 4890 is definitely a better value since it is less than half the price a gtx 295, but if you want the best, you have to pay up.
 

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the gtx295 is the fastest single graphic card in the world atm.
Wrong, the 4890 is the fastest single graphic card in the world.
The GTX295 contains 2 graphics processors.
 

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Wrong, the 4890 is the fastest single graphic card in the world.
The GTX295 contains 2 graphics processors.
wrong again.. the 285gtx is the fastest single gpu graphic card in the world. the 295gtx is the single fastest "videocard" in the world even tho it has two gpus it is still a single card.
 

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By fastest are you talking about clock speed? Because if its that case, the 4890 takes the trophy.

Highest clock speed doesn't mean fastest card.
 

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Without having bridge two discrete cards together through SLi or CF, the 295 is the fastest. I think you guys are looking a bit too deep into this.
 

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it's not really fair to compare a 295 to a single 4890, however 3-4890's will outperform 2-295 quad sli easily.
 

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GTX 295 is number one right now but you can't compare it to a 4890. Maybe two 4890's.
 

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GTX 295 is number one right now but you can't compare it to a 4890. Maybe two 4890's.

the 2 4890's will stomp it.
 

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the 2 4890's will stomp it.

4890 is equal to a gtx 275.

Gtx 295 is equal to 2x gtx 275.

2x 4890 is equal to 2x gtx 275.

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