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Thursday, 08 January 2009 14:06

EVGA is the first with an overclocked GTX 295 - 5. Call of Duty - World at War , Crysis Warhead

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review:
The 295+ beast is out


Call od Duty - World at War

EVGA continues on its path beating both the reference GTX 295 card and the previous champ HD 4870 X2.

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At 1920x1200, GTX 295+ beats the HD 4870 X2 by 11% and the reference GTX 295 card by 2%. At 1920x1200 4xAA / 16xAF EVGA extends the lead over both HD 4870 X2 and the reference GTX 295 by 19% and 4% respectively.

At 2560x1600, GTX 295+'s advantage ducks a bit and it beats HD 4870 X2 and the reference GTX 295 by 13% and 4% respectively, but if you think these results are working in EVGA's favor, then wait until you see what happens when we turned the filters on. 2560x1600 with 4xAA/16xAF results in EVGA's GTX 295+ literally trashing the HD 4870 X2 by 39% and extending the lead over the reference GTX 295 to 6%.


Crysis Warhead

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Nvidia should've improved performance on the highest tested resolution with AA, but that didn't happen with the driver we recieved for our testing. We're hoping that the next version will remedy that, but the Crysis Warhead performance bug that suddenly and significantly downgrades performance at 2560x1600 with AA on is thus unresolved as of yet.

However, although ATI has the upper hand here, it's still not enough fps for gaming.


Conclusion

It didn't take long for us to grow fond of the GTX 295, and no wonder. Although it's a dual PCB card featuring a "sandwich desing", the temperatures are good and it's not too loud. For those who crave gaming on 2560x1600 resolution - look no further, as this card packs enough punch to take it in stride, but lesser resolutions, of course, won't be a problem either as it leaves the competition behind by a hefty margin. Its top competitor is HD 4870 X2 that's priced lower and will also provide comfortable gaming of all the popular games.

Still, Nvidia's aces are Nvidia Geforce 3D Vision, PhysX and CUDA, and this card will definitely satisfy anyone's hunger. EVGA is the first company that offers an overclocked GTX 295, and we've seen that even the slightest overclock scales well to gaming performance. We've no other choice but to recommend this card as it is the current performance champ that brought the crown back to Nvidia.

EVGA is also the first to offer availability of these cards and we found them at Ditech Austria priced at €499. So, in closing, we had no choice but to reward this card with our Fudzilla Recommended award. And on that note, hurry up until the stocks last. 

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*We apologize for the 2008 logo, as our new 2009 logo is unfortunately still in the works.

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