NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 576MHz
  • Max video memory 1792MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 999MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 3.98


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


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating642
Value for money0.19
ArchitectureTesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameGT200B
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 January 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$500
Current price$200 (0.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 295's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 cores240of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores480
CUDA cores per GPU240
Core clock speed576 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)289 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate92.2 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2x 596.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors6-pin & 8-pin
SLI options+


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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1792 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Standard memory config per GPU896 MB
Memory bus width896 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed999 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth223.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Memory interface width per GPU448 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 ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVIHDMI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF


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.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

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.

GTX 295 3.98
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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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 295 1170

Game benchmarks

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

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 295 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 295 from AMD is Radeon HD 5750, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 5750 Radeon HD 5750

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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AMD FireStream 9250 FireStream 9250
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 Radeon HD 4850 X2
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AMD Radeon HD 6770 Radeon HD 6770

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User rating

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