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Old 03-03-09, 08:55 AM
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OC3D Review: Nvidia GTX295 Quad SLI

"Have the problems of linking four GPU's been ironed out? Was heat still an issue? How do they scale? Is it a worthy purchase. Find out in our Quad SLI GTX295 review..." - by webbo



Nvidia GTX295 Quad SLI

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Old 03-03-09, 10:20 AM
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holy crap at the fps it gives

insane price though, maybe if i win the lottery lol
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Old 03-03-09, 10:24 AM
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Tis a strange set of results. Part of me, the "more power" part, loves that the Quad SLI scales at insane resolutions and allows for the AA and AF to be cranked up whilst still providing enormous frame-rates in everything on the planet.

The "I'm a pauper" part of me is surprised that as a single 295 still provides fully playable frame-rates (over 60fps) in everything so I wonder why anyone would bother paying for another one to Quad it. Even the 30" brigade have no real need to go Quad-SLI.

So I'm in absolute awe of the results, demonstrating that PC hardware has reached a peak we couldn't have possibly forseen a year ago. But I'm still aghast that anyone would even consider going Quad for anything other than bragging rights.

Phenomenal all around. And 4.2ghz on air! You hero
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Old 03-03-09, 10:33 AM
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Lovi'n the "Balls to teh Wall" section, nice touch

Good review, but I agree with VB, 30fps is ample, as nice as 260 or something ludicrus in CoD4 is, my 4870 can make that game playable.

Still, if I also won the lottery...
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Old 03-03-09, 12:00 PM
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Great review as usual. This looks to be the peak in performance at the moment and whilst I have never been a fan of multiple card setups, it is insane
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Old 03-03-09, 03:52 PM
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Need and want are always going to be debatable points when it comes to the pinnacle of hardware.

Do we really 'need' 4ghz CPU's and quad sli - I doubt it. Wanting however is another matter entirely and with that thought Jim is going to have to move hell and earth to get me to return these cards.

Do I need them? No, I'm quite happy with my 280SLI rig thank you very much, do I want them...too bloody right I do.
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Old 03-03-09, 04:35 PM
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600w mains draw? Less than I actually expected, assuming 85% efficiency that's 510w system draw. My 700w real power could even handle that.

Good review with even better hardware, and other ace review to add to OC3D's collection

Btw: you don't happen to have a pic of the rig with 2*gtx295 and a gtx285?
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Old 03-03-09, 05:09 PM
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Test rig pics never look pretty m8 as I have little time for cable tidying etc when reviews need to be written.
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Old 03-03-09, 05:14 PM
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Get some of them scores up on hwbot!:whack: I can see at least 15 points there.

Nice review anyhow. £800 really is just too much though...
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Old 03-03-09, 06:14 PM
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So I'm guessing that it si good but with current limitations of CPU, its not being utilised fully.

Well i7 let us down :P

Hoping Larrabee will come useful.
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