NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295


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)
Tesla 2.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
8 January 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

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
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
CUDA cores per GPU
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).

PCIe 2.0 x16
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
6-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 type
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
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI


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)

API support

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

11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model

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.



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.


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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Advices and comments

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