Alright, the GTX 295 from Galaxy. It has a big green spider on it. And I think that they highjacked
Spiderman pretty bad there. I think they changed the red for green,
and they are officially thieves. But, regardless, they made an
awesome video card. And, here it is the GTX 295.
Just like the rest, the GTX 295 has a cool rubbery finish on the outside, that kind of matte flat black
that looks really cool. It’s got the big spider graphic on it, and just like all the other GTX 75s
it is extremely heavy, and it has a lot of cool
features on this card, so let’s get to work on these. Now, if you don’t know
what the GTX 295 is, it’s pretty much a combination of
a GTX 280 and a GTX 260 multiplied by two. It’s got elements from both cards,
and then two of them. So you can do quad SLI on these things, as you see you have an
SLI connector right there, so if you do two of these together
it’s four-way SLI, or quad SLI. You got an 8-pin right over here.
Right over here, there you go. And a 6-pin for power.
It does require a 680W PSU, so make sure you’ve got enough
power to run these things. The box has 46 amps on the 12 volt rail,
so you do need quite a bit of amperage on your PSU. Now, another thing
that is really cool about these cards, is they have a slightly different interface.
They’ve got two DVIs, and then they have a very nice
and easy to use HDMI, which is really cool.
You don’t have to worry about getting a new convertor,
and if you use the provided loop cable then you pretty much don’t
have to worry about anything, including audio, because it will
do 7.1 channels of audio through the HDMI out to your
big TV for high-end gaming. And, that’s what this thing
can do on 1080p set. This video card will play any
video game on the market and absolutely destroy it,
even Crisis, I’m not even kidding guys.
This will play Crisis. It is 55NM,
it does run very hot. This thing takes 289W TDP, okay?
So this thing can run real hot. Thermal threshold is over
100 degrees centigrade. So it can real real hot. Make sure
that you’ve got a case that holds it. That’s pretty much it as far as that goes.
Let’s talk a little bit about the specs. Now, this card it heavy.
There is a lot of good hardware in there. If you notice, take a look
here at the cooling Ports, look at that, that’s a big
cooler in there. Those are fins.
Imagine, this is two PCBs, there’s a printed circuit board here
and there’s a printed circuit board here, and there’re two chips,
one chip on each board. And then the coolers are
attached to both of them, it’s fan sucks in air from over here
and blows it out through here. So, a lot of hot hardware on here.
Now as far as GPU’s go, there are clocked at 576 MHz.
The shaders, of which there are 480, that’s 240 per GPU
are clocked at 1242 MHz. The memory, which is ridiculous,
is 896 MB of DDR3 per GPU. That means that a total of 1792 MB of DDR3,
and that’ clocked at 1998 MHz effectively, which is about 999 MHz clock read.
You’ve got two 448 bit interfaces for the memory. There is two,
one for each GPU obviously. You’ve got 56 ROPs in total
which is 28 per GPU. Got 160 texture filter units,
which again is 80 per GPU. You got the dual link DVI’s
that I mentioned earlier, which will do 2560 X 1600
maximum with dual monitor capability. And, besides that you’ve got
all the great stuff that you’re known for getting from NVIDIA,
pure video HD for blue ray and HD decoding, you got DirectX 10,
you got Shader Model 4.0, you got OpenGL 2.1,
you got HDCP so you can stream stuff over
from your HDMI to your television, you name it,
it’s got it. It’s got the audio loop cable
in the box, it’s got the VGA to DVI
connector in the box. And, it’s got the MoleX 2-6 pin
in the box as well. Okay, lots of good stuff on here.
It is 3DVision certified, it is CUDA certified,
it’s ready for PhysX, it can do all of that great stuff. And on top of that it’s got
a lot a lot of good appeal because it’s a one card,
basically got SLI built inside, and it’s a powerhouse, you don’t need
to have multiple video cards with something like this. If you have one
of these, it’s more than you need. It’s absolutely incredible, a great board,
it’s a Galaxy GTX 295, it’s NVIDIA card, it’s the new,
fastest card on the market, and it rocks. If you have any questions
on it email me and I’ll see you guys next time. For more information on the
GALAXY GTX 295 type in
G458-0295 into the search engine
of any of these major retailers. For Computer TV,
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