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Gainward 295 GTX

When the speed is all the matters.
 
Author: Toni 'HaoKi' Siik
Published: 09.04.2009
Manufacturer: Gainward
Product Group: Display adapters
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Intro

Keeping with the green-theme from the last graphics review, we have gotten the 295GTX from Gainward to our testbench. After losing the performance crown, Nvidia pulled some aces to take back the title. The newer GT200b core made it possible for Nvidia to regain the crown in the same way as which it lost it, placing two GPUs onto the same card. Or in Nvidia's case use two cards. The 295GTX continues with the same sandwich-structure which we have seen on previous double-GPU-cards from Nvidia.

Although the 295GTX was released in the beginning of this year, the availability of the card has however been scarce. It has been close to impossible to get the card from retail until now.

Package

 

Gainward 295 GTX
 

The package is almost identical with the 285GTX which I reviewed earlier. The only real difference you'll be able see immediately is of course the different name on the box, but the picture and color theme is exactly the same in both packages.

Bundle

 

Gainward 295 GTX
 

Despite being packed in a relatively big box, the bundle could be described as small. It does however have everything you may need to get the card to use. In addition to the card, you get a short manual, a driver cd, an vga-adapter and a short cable so you can run the sound through the HDMI-port.

Gainward 295GTX

Specification:

GPU Engine Specs:
Processor Cores 480 ( 240 per GPU )
Graphics Clock (MHz) 576 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz) 1242 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 92.2 
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz) 999 MHz
Standard Memory Config 1792 MB GDDR3 ( 896MB  per GPU )
Memory Interface Width 896-bit  ( 448-bit per GPU )
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 223.8
Feature Support:
NVIDIA SLI®-ready Quad
GeForce 3D Vision Ready yes
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology HD
NVIDIA PhysX™-ready yes 
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology yes
Microsoft DirectX 10 
OpenGL 2.1 
Certified for Windows Vista yes
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560x1600 
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536 
Standard Display Connectors Two Dual Link DVI
HDMI 
Multi Monitor yes
HDCP yes
HDMI yes
Audio Input for HDMI SPDIF
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 4.376 inches (111 mm) 
Length 10.5 inches (267 mm) 
Width Dual-slot 
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 105  C
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 289  W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 680  W
Supplementary Power Connectors 6-pin & 8-pin 



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