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EVGA 017-P3-1293-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card w/ Pre-installed EVGA Backplate

  • 480 (240 x 2) CUDA Cores
  • 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Tina C.
  • 5/24/2009 8:53:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest CardTo BUY HANDS DOWN

Pros: I absolutely love this card. I have had no problems with performance issues, heat or even artifacts in overclock. The Physx engine is better than I had hoped on this card.

This card will reduce the cost of buying many video cards for a motherboard that has 4 PCIE 16x 2.0 slots. I bought a motherboard with 2 PCIE 16x 2.0 slots with this card in mind. Because for the price of that MB and 2 of these cards I will save about $300 bucks. Not allot when you are talking about a $2,000 dollar system. But its money well saved.

I have tried to push this card to the limit and have come up short. Only two games max this card completely out (without OC) . That is Crysis 1 & 2 . All other games have well over 50-380 FPS. Crysis I get about 25-40 fps. Not bad for a game with full graphics on. Heck even F.E.A.R. 2 I get a max of 230FPS. The 380FPS is with Fallout 3 maxed in graphics and the limiter taken off. All of the FPS tests were done with fraps.

Sys specs below.

Cons: Obviously the price. But when you consider you have two cards in one, the cost is insignificant. Even though it is very high I would only buy this card again for dual SLI on the 295 series.

TAKES ALLOT OF POWER!!!!!
SO GET ATLEAST A 950W TRUE POWER SUPPLY WITH THIS CARD TO RUN TWO OF THEM!!! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO BUY AN EXTRA VIDEO POWER SUPPLY.

Other Thoughts: And yes the backplate does make a difference. Scamming reviewers are saying that it doesn't make any difference.

They are lying because a friend of mine has the BFG 295 without a plate (he let me borrow it) and playing the same game, same res and graphics setting his card is 10%-30% hotter than mine in the same system.

So don't be fooled this is a great card for the price.


System info:
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB
CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans for memory
Intel Core i7 920 CPU
COOLER MASTER V8 for CPU
4 x Western Digital 500 GB SATA II 3.0GBS hard drives
Yes that is 2TB internal and I have another 2TB on
External WD My book USB drives
Rosewill Xtreme 950W true power supply

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/23/2009 3:52:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGTX 295

Pros: as fast as my 8800gtx so far nothing out that used full power

Cons: some games like grand theift auto 4 only see 896mb video memory and its 10F hotter then my prev card the 8800gtx you'd expect more of speed boost for 600$ but not this time just stay with 8800gtx if u got one

Other Thoughts: new feature that appears to do nothing
Ambient Occulusion

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  • David Y.
  • 5/2/2009 9:20:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPowerful Card but beware of the heat.

Pros: I upgraded form a pair of BFG 9800 GTX's on a fluke cause I thought their performance was a little lacking. Just the two alone jumped my 3dMark score by close to tripple what I originally scored with the pair of of course going from 2 SLI'd GPU's to 4 GPU's in SLI due to this cards design will do that.

Cons: If you are seriously considering getting these cards if they re-release them then be concerned with teh heat. Air cooling with 1 GPU might work but a pair of these bad boys turned my free breathing coolmaster case into a space heater even though I had 6 of the highest rated 120mm fans I could find pushing cool air in.

Other Thoughts: Also I'd be weary looking at Nvidia cards as of late. Part of the reason I bought these to replace my cards was running app's in windows mode would cause my system to crash. Come to find out nothing i had the same problem with the new cards still runnng windows vista ultimate x64. There is a problem in the 64 bit drivers that hasn't been resolved.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/2/2009 7:36:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs295:) EVGA:(

Pros: wow so fast and cool......yes cool only 80 C with 2 gpus (keep in mind that the 4870 will hit 95)

Cons: buy this 295 but try dif. brand evga support is the worst i ever contact

Other Thoughts: im gonna sell my evga to get another brand,stay away from evga seriously hope this review help lot of people from trouble ,new egg u guys ROCKKK !!!!!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

I apologize for your experience. EVGA strives to be Number 1 on service and support.

Can you please send me an email at jacobf@evga.com so we can correct this?

Thanks,
Jacob

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  • Jorden S.
  • 4/18/2009 10:35:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest video card ever!

Pros: FAST! Can play Fallout 3 on highest quality! FEAR no longer runs in slow-mo (unless you do that bullet time thing...heh heh)

Cons: For some reason, on games like Half-Life 1 and the original Quake, the wall textures are run through some kind of filter to make them look sharper. Didn't happen with my old GeForce 7800. Makes mouse movements feel somewhat laggy. Not a big deal though.

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  • Jared T.
  • 4/17/2009 7:37:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHmmm

Pros: Currently it's the best card out there. It will handle anything you throw at it at the highest settings. 2 GPU's packed into one, it's a lazy man's SLI, unless you SLI 2 of these >.>

Cons: The fan is extremely loud, but I guess it has to be with all the heat this thing is throwing off. For 280 owners the fan on the 295 set at 70 is comparable to the fan noise when the 280 is set at 100. 100 percent on the 295 is extremely loud, I only use it when running games and I have my headset on.

Other Thoughts: I saw a 7000 point increase in vantage by switching from a single 280 to this card. Although I have not seen a significant increase in FPS such as CoD4. I got about a 10 fps increase. I am on the fence about this card. I would probably have saved 200+ dollars by getting a second 280 and that setup probably would have performed better due to the fact I can clock the 280's much higher then this 295. Although adding a second 295 would be awesome.....like me. I'm not going to list price as a con as if you are looking at this card you probably have spent over near 2k on computer parts already and know what you are getting and getting yourself into.

If your computer system is not on the cutting edge as of today and is a few years old don't go buying this card. You will bottleneck at your processor and won't get full performance from this card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/15/2009 6:17:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a BEAST

Pros: Fast and powerful, lets just say that it takes an effort to actually push this card to its limits with just regular applications/games. Out of games, Crysis is pretty much the only one that came close and I use 1900x1200 resolution on max settings. Which really shouldn't come as that much of a surprise, this card is essentially 2 GT 260's packaged together as a single card, SLI without the hassle so to speak, which makes it amazing.

Cons: Where to begin... Lets just say that this card isn't for most people, while it is extremely powerful for you to actually get the juice out of it you'll need either a highly overclocked Core 2 or a Core i7 (preferred for that DDR3 RAM), so if you're just sitting in 3GHz core 2 duo land right now, don't even bother with this card, you won't get the juice out of it.

Also, this thing is FREAKING expensive, like the rest of high tech products.

Other Thoughts: If you look at the cons you might wonder which did it get all 5 stars?! The answer is simple, cons it has don't deal directly with the card itself, while its expensive and requires the rest of your hardware to be extremely good it still is an AMAZING card which will make your gaming so much more enjoyable.

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  • Stephen A.
  • 4/10/2009 1:52:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: Amazing card. Upgraded from an 8800GTS 640MB and wow what a difference. Used to run Crysis on medium setting and no AA. Now have settings to very high and AA at 16x on 1920 x 1080. Not even a stutter in the most demanding parts that used to own my 8800gts on medium.

Cons: It is quite large but you can't expect great things like this to come in small packages. Steep price tag but you are looking at the best.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you have a good processor to complement this beast. Currently running a Phenom II x4 940 with it.

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  • antoniy V.
  • 4/10/2009 10:55:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT CARD

Coming Soon!

Pros: Nice design, powerful, owns the 4870x2, VERY beast, GREAT overclocking with the EVGA precision tool. Overclocked mine to 675/1455/1269/ and its stable and stays at a decent temp. Runs crysis maxed out on all settings at very high and AA at 16x

Cons: 10.5 inches in length, not a problem but if you have a small case, i would be cautious with purchasing this card. I own an antec 1200 full tower and i only get around an inch of clearence from my HDD. This card gets fairly loud at 100% fan but not a surprise their.

Other Thoughts: Bought the card from a different site because this card is never available on Newegg. Was not impressed with my vantage score(17658 oced) but thats because of my mobo. Should be getting around 20k which should be around a 10-15fps difference from 17k to 20k. Will be picking up the 780i from Evga this month or next and ocing my cpu(Quad Q6700) to about 3.5

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  • Andrew C.
  • 4/4/2009 7:09:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Card runs everything that is thrown at it with no exception.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: People who are going off about it being warm should think about how something is designed before they talk. You have 2 cards on top of each other, of course it will be warmer, thank you for pointing out the obvious. Card was made exceptionally well and is a beast in the i7 build. A pricy card but worth it in the end. No different when people payed tons for 4870x2.

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