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Old 10-02-09, 08:34 PM
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OC3D Review: XFX GTX295 PCIe Graphics Card

The current undisputed king of performance is the mighty 4870x2. It has consistently held off the GTX280, most recently the GTX285 but now the scales are balanced, 2 cores vs 2 cores, mano a mano. In a no holds barred, head to head stand off we pitch the best against the best, card against card to see who holds the winning hand in an OC3D clash of the titans.



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Old 10-02-09, 08:41 PM
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Old 10-02-09, 09:53 PM
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Compare the price of the GTX295 against the 4870X2. You should have also overclocked the ATI card to make it more fair.

Still a solid good card. ATI's reply to be recieved soon?
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Old 10-02-09, 10:00 PM
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Why would I overclock the ATI to make it fair? Both cards were run stock throughout apart from the overclocking section which showed the possibilities of overclocking the GTX295 (which was the card being reviewed!).
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Old 10-02-09, 10:05 PM
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Why would I overclock the ATI to make it fair? Both cards were run stock throughout apart from the overclocking section which showed the possibilities of overclocking the GTX295 (which was the card being reviewed!).
Yeah I meant the overclocking section just to see how the card fares/fairs (Sp?)
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Old 10-02-09, 10:11 PM
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I think that review was pretty balanced TBH...BTW I want that card. Just thought, you could stick two of these bad boys in (quad SLI) then have a GTX 285 for a third/PPU/fifth GPU.

Only problem is the price...anybody want a kidney?
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Old 10-02-09, 10:24 PM
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Not much to choose between them. Having had a Nvidia for a few years, and now got a ATI, I'd probably pick the Nvidia just because the drivers seem easier to work with. Either that or I haven't got my head around the CCC.

Anyway, ace review and anyone with either of those cards is going to be thrilled. Shame that, once again, reference design coolers suck twenty kinds of expletive deleted. I can understand companies having rubbish ones on the bottom end to keep Zalman in business and give ASUS and Sapphire something to tweak, but at 400 notes I want the biggest, baddest, quietest cooler technology can build.
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Old 11-02-09, 07:06 AM
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Both the 4870 and GTX295 look great, although I like the 4870X2 better.(I'm a fanboy )
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Old 11-02-09, 07:15 AM
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At least now there's a bit of choice for the discerning enthusiast/fanboy...
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Old 11-02-09, 07:16 AM
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ATI then Nvidia, then ATi then Nvidia.. And the fight goes on.

Cant find the price of this specific card, not that I did a huge in depth search but:

Sapphire HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 £340

BFG GTX295 1792MB DDR3 £440

Zotac GTX295 1792MB DDR3 £420

EVGA GTX295 1792MB GDDR3 £433

All those prices from ebuyer. Are the 295's really worth THAT much more for so little performance boost - especially considering the only benefit of the 295 seems to be at high resolution with lots of AA?

For me if it were my bucks on the line, not that I am looking for new graphics right now, I'd say no way hosé.
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