The NDA on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 295 expires on December 18 and a Finnish hardware site named Muropaketti has already published a preview which mainly consists of marketing slides from NVIDIA. It's in Finnish so most of you won't understand it but it's the best you can find right now. English previews of NVIDIA's latest 55nm dual-GPU card should hit the web later today.
The article confirms the GeForce GTX 295 features a total of 480 shaders, 28 ROP units, 160 texture units, 448-bit memory bus per GPU, and a total of 1792MB GDDR3 memory. It has a 576MHz core, 1242MHz shaders and 1998MHz memory. The TDP is 289W and the 10.5" long card features a 6-pin and 8-pin power connector.
We heard rumours that NVIDIA would price its dual-GPU card very competitive to the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the site writes the GeForce GTX 295 will have a MSRP of $499 - not bad considering most Radeon HD 4870 X2 cards at Newegg are more expensive than that. You can check out the Finnish preview over here.
NVIDIA claims their new GeForce GTX 295 is 26 percent faster than the Radeon HD 4870 X2, while consuming less power as well. The results below come directly from NVIDIA, but some independent tests should hit the web later today on large tech sites.
And here's a shot of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 reference model:
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Re: Official: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 to cost $499 by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18 2008 @ 05:16:12 CET
Amazing card for an amazing price! Definitely gonna get one asap
Re: Official: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 to cost $499 by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18 2008 @ 16:05:48 CET
if it will really cost $500 then its a great card for money
Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, February 22 2009 @ 07:47:22 CET