All the rumores about Nvidia’s GTX 295 card have been put to rest as Nvidia has officially released their GTX 295 and GTX 285 cards of enthusiast level and with the announcement of this new card, ATI’s HD4870 X2 has been dethroned and GTX 295 is the new king of GPUs. This fierce competition between Nvidia and ATI has resulted in continuously improved product offerings from both GPU manufacturers.

GeForce GTX 295 up and running
GeForce GTX 295 up and running

Review Of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX295 is the post on this blog where I posted specifications of GTX 295 card but I want to show you guys comparison chart of GTX 295 and GTX 285 cards, here it is.

GTX 295 and GTX 285 Comparison Chart
GTX 295 and GTX 285 Comparison Chart

Based on Nvidia’s GT200b chip this card has the power of two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 200 GPUs on a single card, it’s a dual slot design with two Dual-Link DVI-I and one HDMI port, this card supports PCI-E 2.0 x16 bus and requires one eight-pin and one six-pin power connector.

Dual slot design GeForce GTX 295
Dual slot design GeForce GTX 295

It’s height is 4.376-inches (111mm) and length is 10.5-inches (267mm). This GPU can handle maximum temperature of 105C and it consume maximum of 289Watts power and minimum of 680Watts power supply is required to run this graphic card.

GeForce GTX 295 graphic card
GeForce GTX 295 graphic card

And the next one is the world’s fastest single GPU GTX 285 card, based on single GT200b chip.

GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 285

This card is also dual slot design and of same length and height as GTX295 but it has two six-pin power connectors with a minimum requirement of 550W power supply. This GPU can handle maximum temperature of 105C same as GTX 295 and it consume maximum of 183Watts of power.

GeForce GTX 285 Top and Bottom
GeForce GTX 285 Top and Bottom

Wanna play High-Definition videos? and/or Power hungry games? no worries these cards will blow away anything thrown in their path. Only Nvidia GPU’s are capable of delivering eye popping, jaw dropping NVIDIA PhysX gaming effects, stereoscopic 3D, and lightning fast video and image processing all accelerated by the GeForce GPU. Whether it’s experiencing a new world of realistic physical motion and massively destructible environments, strapping on your GeForce 3D Vision glasses to game in true stereoscopic 3D, transcoding HD videos in minutes to your portable video player, or rapidly editing digital images using Adobe CS4, the GeForce GTX 295 and GTX 285 do it all with mind blowing performance.

GeForce GTX 295 cooling fan
GeForce GTX 295 cooling fan

Supported Features for these cards are:

NVIDIA SLI-ready: Quad-SLI(GTX 295 card only), 2-way/3-Way SLI (GTX 285 card only)

NVIDIA PureVideo Technology-HD

NVIDIA PhysX-ready

NVIDIA CUDA Technology

HybridPower Technology

GeForce Boost

Microsoft DirectX 10

OpenGL 2.1

8th January was the date of release for GTX 295, it has an MSRP of $499 and GeForce GTX 285 will hit the market on 15th January with a MSRP of $399 USD.

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