NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 295 sales 8 January 2009 at a recommended price of $500. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1792 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 896 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 223.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm). 6-pin & 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 289 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.94 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 295's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.44
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
GPU code name
GT200B
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
8 January 2009 (12 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$500
 
Price now
$200
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 295's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 295's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
240
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
480
 
CUDA cores per GPU
240
 
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
289 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
92.2 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
2x 596.2 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 295's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 295: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1792 MB
 
Standard memory config per GPU
896 MB
 
Memory bus width
896 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
999 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
223.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Memory interface width per GPU
448 Bit
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 295. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVIHDMI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 295. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR)
128bit
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 295, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
2.1
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 295. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

0.94

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

1220

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 295 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 295 from AMD is Radeon R7 250, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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