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Review: Inno3D (NVIDIA) GeForce GTX 295 Platinum single-PCB graphics card

by Tarinder Sandhu on 27 July 2009, 08:51 3.55

Tags: GeForce GTX 295 Platinum Edition (186.18), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Inno3D

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Introduction


Most technology companies have made reasonable efforts to, well, do their bit for the environment. Low-power CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards, and even hard drives have cropped up in the last year, to the extent that a review is now incomplete with rudimentary power-draw readings.

Go toward the very high-end of the market, however, and energy usage becomes subservient to sheer visceral power. In terms of present graphics that pertains to GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4870 X2.

Launched in January 2009, twin-GPU GeForce GTX 295 took the one-card performance crown back from ATI's Radeon HD 4870 X2. Now, in an effort to reduce costs, we're seeing a few single-PCB GTX 295s turn up.

How is it different? Does it offer more performance? We find out as we look at the Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum 1,792MB.