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EVGA 017-P3-1291-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 480 (240 x 2) CUDA Cores
  • 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Maria T.
  • 5/6/2009 10:37:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVideo Heaven

Pros: The card is simply solid and fast. The real unsung advantage is CUDA which is nvidias programming app which turns the processing cores into number crunchers. This has the effect of turning your plain old desktop into a poor mans supercomputer. nothing else like this exists from anyone. Nvidia's own Tesla supercomputing desktops are based on Cuda technology IMHO this trumps Crysis framerates hands down. Anyone with a 8800 series or higher has the ability to run CUDA. In a real world application I am able to proccess 250 d'l texture maps and remap them for the X-plane flight sim in just a few minutes with cuda turned on versus several hours with it turned off. Theres your real POWER! To just review high video game framerates is a bit short sighted. Traditionally flight sims were really the way to test computers as no other app stresses so many components to the breaking point (including video) the way a FS like X-plane or FSX w/maxed setting can do.

Cons: Cont. from pros.
While many reviewers have written things like "handles anything I throw at it" The truth is they are not throwing the right things. Even with high end cards such as this I have been able to bring them all to a near screeching halt simply by maxing out X-plane's or other flight sims video settings. so it is a more accurate way to test the cards. I am still able to get some very respectable video framerates with this card. around 45-60 with settings at high but things start to slow down to 15-20 when starting to max things out and with airflow visuals turned on things go bad in a hurry and go down to below 5 fps sometimes 1fps so there is still room for improvement but it's all a step up in the right direction and I can say that for the first time flight sims can be run at settings that makes them convincing enough to be usefull thanks to video cards such as this one.

Other Thoughts: ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Oc 3.42 on air
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600@1363mhz
BFG Tech BFGEGTX2951792E GeForce GTX 295
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB x2
Vista 64 ultimate

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  • Bart H.
  • 4/13/2009 4:38:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery pleased

Pros: I bought one of these cards to replace 2 8800 GTX in SLI and I am very pleased. The card ran at about 71 degrees celcius air cooled under load. I water cooled it. Now it runs at about 43 degrees. I have had no driver or game issues yet ( that I didnt have with the 8800s in SLI ) . I run my display at 1920x1200. I can turn on 8x AA and other effects that made my 8800s slow no problem.

Cons: None so far. Some have said the price. In my case I was looking at this or 2x 280 gtx in SLI. This was the economy solution for me :D

Other Thoughts: When running this card air cooled make sure your case is moving plenty of air through it. Also a proper power supply is very important with todays power hungry video cards. I have kept it cool and fed it well and it has been a rock solid monster of a card.

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  • Amrik K.
  • 4/13/2009 2:27:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent card

Pros: This card is an absolute beast. I needed great 1920x1200 performance in the latest games (crysis warhead, far cry 2, fallout 3) and I got it. Warhead gets 40 fps average all enthusiast no AA, and I have Far cry 2 at 70 fps average with all the eye candy turned on, max AA and AF. Stunning performance.

Cons: The card runs rather hot when on full load if the fan is left on auto, although I hear this is normal with newer cards. Putting the blower on full-blast is unacceptably loud.

Other Thoughts: The price went up from 510$ when I bought it to its current price of 540$. I suspect this is due to evga's (well-deserved) reputation of reliability and a solid lifetime warranty. Honestly though there isn't that much difference between this and the other 295's, since nvidia ships these cards out and EVGA puts a sticker on it, so know you are paying extra for the warranty.

I have it clocked up quite easily to 621/1339/1102. Other relevant system specs:

Core i7 920 2.66GHz@ 3.4 (turbo mode enabled, BCLK=170MHz. Vcore=1.3V)
6GB OCZ platinum DDR3 ram @ 7-7-7-24
EVGA x58 SLI

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  • Samuel V.
  • 4/11/2009 3:14:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsQUAD SLI

Pros: Purchased two of these because I had read reviews that NVIDIA had solved previous Quad SLI Problems! So far so good! No problems whatsoever. QX9650 and Corsair HX 1000 powers them both just fine. All 4 GPUs game around 75C in a Silverstone Temjin 9 Case.

Cons: Dont notice that much of a performance increase with MAX FPS but MIN FPS stay much higher for a smoother gaming experience. COD4 stays at 90 FPS at 1920x1200 with everything maxed.

Other Thoughts: NEWEGG and EVGA are a winning combination both having excellent customer service.

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  • Heath G.
  • 4/10/2009 12:05:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally Nice Card

Pros: well this thing runs all i need very well and thats all i can say

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: this thing is a big, black brick and i love the way its designed..when ya hold it before you put it in case it makes you think "man this thing has some power to it" hehe only question is under normal and under heavy load GPU1 always seems to be like 2 degrees hotter no matter what...is that a big deal?

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2009 10:16:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuad SLI

Pros: These cards are awesome. Farcry 2 max setting 1920x1200 max frames 212 min 34 average 65. crysis warhead max 72 min 22 averge 38 all enthusiast settings at 1920x1200 4x aa

Cons: expensive... the driver support is horrible the newest drivers(april 2009) for coh it sucks the frames drop to 1.2 with aa off. but all other games run like a charm

Other Thoughts: 3 gtx 285 in sli has an 8% better performance than 2 gtx 295

SYSTEM SPECS
CPU core i7 920 @3.2
RAM 12 gb corsair ddr3 tripple channel at 1800mhz
MOBO EVGA X58 SLI board
PSU 1000 watt true power
HDD 10000 RPM raptor
GPU 2x gtx 295 in quad SLI

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  • George T.
  • 3/30/2009 5:46:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely B-e-a-utiful

Pros: Very high frame rates in Crysis; 40-50 frames per second with all settings maxed at 1920X1200.
Auto adjusting core clock settings. That means this card knows when you aren't gaming and downshifts auto-magically. Beautiful function and design.

Cons: None. Absolutely not a one.

Other Thoughts: I did not buy directly from Newegg. I bought the GTX 280 from here and did the step up through EVGA. Absolutely flawless transition. But I was so excited with the performance I believed it was imperative to write a review. Also it is worth noting that i am running this sucker with a 750 watt power supply... Flawless performance!!!

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  • Mark D.
  • 3/30/2009 9:54:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEVGA GTX 295 Dominates!

Pros: I haven't found a game that this card can't dominate on max settings. This card is every bit as good as any review has said. Card can overclock with plenty of headroom - not that you need to overclock the fasted card on the planet. EVGA support is second to none. If you REALLY have the cash to blow and are willing to cough it up and get two of these to run in Quad SLI - I would say you could rule over any game in existance currently. Temperatures are not blazing hot with the adjustable stock fan. You won't be dissappointed with this purchase. Plus EVGA Stepup and lifetime support! ROCK ON!

Cons: Doesn't make me scrambled eggs for breakfast.

Other Thoughts: Price on this card is justified if you are wanting the bleeding edge of consumer technology. You get every bit of what you pay for.

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  • Eric S.
  • 3/30/2009 7:21:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeastly

Pros: This card is a monster, maxing out Crysis at 1920x1200 4x AA at more than acceptable framerates. It tears through left 4 dead with everything pushed to the absolute max (16x AA 16x AF) with incredibly smooth gameplay. This thing really brings out the beauty in today's games. Driver support is outstanding thus far and I anticipate it getting even better as time goes on.

Cons: My card runs extremely HOT. I'm not sure if it's an issue with the card not downclocking in vista (64), or simply a poorly applied heatsink but my card idles in the low 60s at stock and can push over 90 playing crysis (easily into the 80s playing any game). This concerns me a lot and makes me have doubts about the longevity of the card. I have considered RMA'ing the card since I have heard others have much lower temperatures. This is with the EVGA backplate installed as well and I have excellent airflow in my case (i7 OC'd to 3.8 idles 39-40). I'm not taking any eggs off however since the card's performance is not affected and these temps are technically within its thermal spec.

Other Thoughts: i7 920 @ 3.8
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Coolermaster cm690
Coolermaster v8
OCZ Platinum 6gb 1600

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  • Mark R.
  • 3/28/2009 1:37:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cool look, runs cool right out of the box, software installed very easy. It handles Vista running Areo with no problem. I have only tryed Farcry 2 and MS Flight Sim X both at max settings.

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: It would be nice to have a choice on the plugs location, for me it would have worked out better to have them on the back. Can't wait to get another one.

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