EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Red Edition Video Card


See if you can take a wild guess
what this video card is called. I will give you one hint. Correct,
it is the EVGA GTX 295 Red Edition. That’s literally what it is. It’s a big, big, big,
red GTX 295. Now, you know there are two
GTX 295s right now from EVGA. There are actually a few
over clock versions, but there are ones with a back plate,
and ones without a back plate, and this is the one with a back plate, which is also in red. So, the GTX 295 is a
Dual GPU PCI-E 2.0 express video card. It’s for enthusiasts
with big monitors. It’s not for everybody. It’s heavy. It’s expensive.
it produces a lot of heat, but it also has incredible
gaming performance. It’s basically the memory setup of a
GTX 260 multiplied by two, with the shaders and GPU of a
GTX 285 multiplied by two as well. So you’re kind of getting a 260
280 hybrid, and then doubled. So that’s what’s inside the GTX 295. Now, the Red Edition doesn’t
offer anything else. It’s just really cool looking. So, if you have a clear sided case,
it’s going to look really sharp. Just to give you an idea,
what you’re going to see on it, this is what it’s going to
look like inside of your case. First of all, it’s going to be all red, you are going to see the EVGA logo
is very cool, right over here, in like this polished chrome. Pretty much the coolers over here,
all the heat fins are out. And that’s what you’re going
to see inside your case, it looks very sharp
inside of your case. You’re going to look
cool no matter what. You can’t hide it. It costs a little bit more money,
but not much, you’re just paying for
a slight color difference. In the end, everything
else is about the same. Let’s talk a little bit
about shaders, power, core clocks,
and stuff like that. Now, a card like this can’t run the same
core clocks as the GTX 285. It’s got two GPUs, there are literally
two PCBs in here. There’s one right here, and another one right here, and there’s a GPU
right on each side of it, and then it shares the cooler. So, they can’t run those
600 plus MHz frequency clocks. They’re running 576 MHz on these GPUs, but there are two of them. So keep them in mind,
that’s a lot of memory. Now, there are two GPUs. The shaders are the same,
there are 240 of them, now you have 480 of them,
because there’s double. So again, inside here there’s
two printed-circuit boards, you got double the shaders. The memory, though,
is not like the GTX 285, where you have
1GB on a 512 bus. Here you have 896 per,
which is 1792 total. So 1.8 GB total memory, and it’s on a 448-bit bus,
versus the 512-bit bus. It’s a little smaller,
a little bit less memory through-put, but you get just as much
performance from that, very close. Only when turning on
features like anti-aliasing, or anisotropic filtering,
are you going to see drops in frame rates based
upon loosing memory, where you’re going
to need more memory. That’s only going to be
in a few games like Crisis, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3,
a few other games are going to do that. The rest of the games are
not going to react at all. On top of that you have 28 ROPs. You have 80 texture filtering units per GPU, so that brings your total up to 160. All the other stuff that you can
imagine is going to be the same. CUDA, PhysX, SLI. These cards only do
two-way SLI, or quad-SLI,
since there are two GPUs. You can’t do three of these together,
that would not work, as you can see. You only have one connector for SLI, hey you want to pay attention,
zoom in. Come on. You’ve got one connector here,
so you’re going to do one-way SLI, that’s the way that works. Now, let’s talk a little bit about power. Right three you have a
6-pin and a 8-pin. You’re going to need about 680 Watts. So you’re going to need about
46 Amps on your positive 12 Volt rail to get this to work properly. If you want to do SLI or quad-SLI,
four-way SLI, 1000 Watts, 70 Amps minimum. So that is a lot. I’ll show you this side of it. Pretty much you’re
going to see you’ve got dual dual link DVIs, right there. Those are powered by
400 MHz RAM backs, two of them,
one for each connector. Up to 2560 X 1600
maximum resolution, and 240 Hz. You also have the HDMI, and included in the box
is this little tiny cable. This is an audio loop cable,
or an SPDIF 2-pin cable. Pretty much, it’s going to go from
the SPDIF on your motherboard to the card. It actually plugs in,
pretty much going to plug in right there. The 2-pin connector, and that’s going to let
you get audio through your HDMI. So, you’re going to plug in your HDMI,
and send it to your receiver or TV, and you’ll have
7.1 channel audio. That also supports HDCP,
or bandwith digital audio content protection, so you can do Blu-rays
and HD DVDs, or something that has DRM over the web that’s 1080p that you download,
you can do that as well. Not a problem. HDCP and HDMI support
are on board, so you’re going to need that. DirectX 10,
shader model 4.0, OpenGL 3.0,
SLI, CUDA, you name it,
this card will do it. So, very cool card,
awesome color. Got to give it to them on the color,
it looks cool. I’m not really too sure what made them say,
“Hey, let’s make a color, a card in red and call it
the ‘Red Edition.'” But, it’s pretty cool,
especially with a nice case, you’re into that computer couture. You know, you want
everything to look cool. Nice card.
EVGA GTX 295 Red Edition. If you have any questions email me,
and I’ll see you guys next time. For more information on the
EVGA GEForce GTX 295 Red Edition type in
E145-2090 into the search engine of
any of these major retailors. For Computer TV,
I’m Albert.

6 thoughts on “EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Red Edition Video Card

  1. Its more like 600 $, outside Us soil, which is very unattractive right now, specially if ATI is selling their new cards which performs much better for far less. There is a humor going on that the "paperdragon" card from Nvidia is going to cost 800 $, which by the way isn't cool at all !

  2. hey love your vids
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