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GPU took a dump. Which nvidia GPU would=the old GTX 295?

#1M DAMAGEPosted 10/17/2013 11:31:43 AM
I basically havent bought any new computer hardware in like 6 years. My trusty GTX 295 finally bit the dust after a long career of service. RIP girl.

Anyway... I'm looking for an nvidia GPU for an alienware prebuilt desktop that would be on the same level of power as the GTX 295.

Anyone have a suggestion?
#2HighOnPhazonPosted 10/17/2013 11:34:08 AM
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#3HighOnPhazonPosted 10/17/2013 11:37:50 AM
Actually I believe the GTX 660 isn't quite as beefy as your old card
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#4M DAMAGE(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 11:44:30 AM
I'm looking to buy a current NEW nvidia card btw. I think the gtx 295 is discontinued.
#5dennis941012Posted 10/17/2013 11:46:31 AM
SLI 780s
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#6ShubPosted 10/17/2013 11:50:46 AM
I'd say a GTX 760 should be similar if not better, but I'd get a 770 so it's actually a nice upgrade. Depends what you want to spend.
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#7MasterDonGeroPosted 10/17/2013 11:57:44 AM
650 Ti Boost.
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#8Cobra152004Posted 10/17/2013 1:18:55 PM
I don't know how accurate this Graphics Card Performance Hierarchy chart is, but convenience may make it worth a look:,3107-7.html
#9Master_BassPosted 10/20/2013 10:26:16 AM
What's your budget, TC?
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/20/2013 12:10:57 PM(edited)
295 generally fell below a 480 when 480 first launched, and Fermi has received more improvement from driver updates than Tesla since then. When 660 launched, it generally sat between a 580 and 570, and has also received more improvements to performance than Fermi or Tesla.
So, a 660 is most certainly better than a 295. A 650Ti Boost aught to be faster too, and I would go so far as to say even a 650Ti is a better overall experience, since dual GPUs tend to have problems.
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