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 USD. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm). An additional 6-pin & 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 289 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 23.22 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 295's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
44.01
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Code name
GT200B
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
8 January 2009
 
Launch price (MSRP)
500 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
159.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

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
2x 240
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
480
 
CUDA cores per GPU
240
 
Core clock speed
1242MHz
 
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
289 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
92.2 billion/sec
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2x 596.2 gflops
 

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)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Standard memory config per GPU
896 MB
 
Memory bus width
896 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
999MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
223.8 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Memory interface width per GPU
448 Bit
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 295.
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
 
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 295, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 295. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
23.22
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
203404.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
34357.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
3926.84
 
 
Passmark
1052
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 295 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
16.39
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 295 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 295 from AMD is Radeon HD 6970, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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