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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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Crysis Warhead

"Pulse-racing new installment from 2007.s PC Game of the Year*: Play as Sergeant Sykes and experience a whole new side of the battle. A standard combat mission behind enemy lines becomes critical when you discover your enemies have captured something of vital importance to the ensuing war. It.s down to you to retrieve the cargo, at any cost.

More explosive and dynamic minute to minute game play: new customizable weapons, new vehicles, new photorealistic locations to explore, and a fully interactive war zone to dominate."

 

Gainward 295 GTX
 

Again the 295GTX is clearly ahead of every other card we have. It's also nice to see that the fps scale nicely across the board when comparing one GT200b core in the 285GTX and the two on the 295GTX. For example at the highest settings the results are more than double from the 285GTX with the 295GTX. Across the board, the Nvidia cards are the only ones that are able to post some fps which I would consider playable. AMD hasn't been able to finetune their drivers and card to run the Crysis engine as well as Nvidia.

Far Cry 2

"Far Cry® 2, the next-generation first-person shooter from Ubisoft, will take you deep into the most beautiful but also most hostile environments in the world: Africa! More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry® 2, the true sequel to the award-winning PC game, will provide you with an unprecedented gaming experience."

 

Gainward 295 GTX
 

While using the lower settings, the competition is much tighter between all of the cards, but after AA is included in the settings the 295GTX is once again on a different level. Actually the 295GTX is the only card that posts scores which are all over 60 fps, which I often regard as the minimum for fps gaming.

Conclusion


PROS 
  • The most powerful card on the market at this time


  • CONS 
  • Price
  • Award
    Gold Award!


    AMD may have taken back the performance-crown for a while, but Nvidia has once again taken a solid hold of it with the 295GTX. They used the same recipe as before by sandwiching a chunk of aluminum and copper between two cards. It is apparent that this is not the first time Nvidia has done something like this. The card itself is something refined while it is a fairly brute force approach to making a high-performance card. Its not hard to guess that this is the most expensive card-series on the market as it really is the most powerful one. If you want the most punch out of a single card, this really is the card for you if you can bear the expenses.







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    • 09.04.2009 10:29 Jyrchi

    • It seems that this Gainward performs really nicely, but it's really a shame how the finishing touch with the stickers is a bit disappointing. If you pay this much for a GPU I'd atleast hope that it doesn't look like the cheapest model with a pumped up cooler.
    • 09.04.2009 18:28 japala

    • Yep, I feel that same way on this one. Attention to details is pretty important. Eventhough this time the "fault" will not affect the performance and the card is not visible inside majority of setups, still, one should try to make such a simple task than placing the sticker straight right! :)
    • 10.04.2009 17:32 lauri_lr

    • Couldn't agree more. I had EVGA GTX295. Was freakin' awesome when gaming, but the card itself looked like a cheap card.. Cooler was pretty cool and it had a funny surface, but sticker... 9800 GX2 looked much nastier >:)

      http://koti.mbnet.fi/lauri_lr/kuvat/gtx295.jpg
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