Conclusion: If you can't survive without the top-of-the-line graphics performer, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 is your life-support system. But if you don't have a really huge monitor, your best bet is still a fast single-GPU card.
Pros: Fastest graphics card out there. Reasonable power consumption. Priced fairly for what you get.
Excerpt: ATI has given Nvidia some staunch competition on the 3D card front the past six months or so, but with the dual-chip GeForce GTX 295, Nvidia has raced back to the top of the performance pile. At $500 for a boxed version (from Nvidia’s board partners), the GTX 295 is aimed at serious PC gamers, but it’s also the best value among high-end boards, taking out the best chips from ATI.
Conclusion: Probably the biggest plus for Nvidia right now is that they seem to be offering better support for the major games released last year. Games such as Call of Duty 5 , Dead Space, and Left 4 Dead , for example, all play better on Nvidia hardware and this is what helped to give the GeForce GTX 295 the edge over the Radeon HD 4870 X2.
Summary: With this board, Nvidia has shown that it can build kick-ass technology and doesn’t need to hide behind proprietary APIs to protect and expand its market. The GTX 295 is demonstrably faster than the Radeon 4870 X2 in every benchmark we use. And that makes our recommendation easy, without even considering PhysX or CUDA. Expect a street price of around $500.
Conclusion: Initial Impressions What can we really say about this card? After months on the sidelines watching the HD 4870 X2 take and keep the ultra high end single graphics card market, Nvidia had to answer ATI’s challenge and answer they did. Many of you will probably look at the GTX 295 as nothing more than chest-thumping by Nvidia given the limited market for $500 GPUs coupled with the current economic climate.
Summary: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 295 is the single fastest 3D card on the market. Added bonuses like relative power efficiency and PhysX support sweeten the deal, but, even without those extra benefits, we'd still recommend this card for its processing power and reasonable price tag
Pros: Great performance, More power-efficient than the competition, PhysX support adds bells and whistles to some games, DVI and HDMI output
Conclusion: NVIDIA démarre l'année 2009 sur les chapeaux de roue, cette nouvelle GeForce GTX 295 permettant à la firme au caméléon de récupérer la couronne des performances, le titre lui échappant depuis plusieurs mois maintenant et la sortie du Radeon HD 4870 X2. Pour autant, il ne faut pas être dupe et le GeForce GTX 295 est une sorte de trompe l'œil qui dissimule mal l'inadéquation de la stratégie GPU de NVIDIA avec les réalités actuelles.