We've learned that Nvidia plans to do a limited preview of Geforce GTX 295 while the card will ship in early 2009, probably January time. This dual GT200b, 55nm card will outperform Radeon HD 4870 X2 in most tests, but Nvidia won't let all the benchmarks out.
Nvidia wants and needs its performance crown back and this preview will be the way to tell the world that Nvidia can get back in January; and it you want the fastest card you should wait for at least three more weeks.
Nvidia had to release this card to counter ATI’s Radeon HD 4870 X2 dominance, and this dual-chip, sandwich board should have better thermals than ATI’s top dog. At the same time, Nvidia proves that ATI’s X2 concept was the right path to high performance all along.