GTX-295 equivalent

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  1. bolter

    bolter Junior Member

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    I am looking to replace this card and want to know what the current equivalent would be. I lost half the card about 6 months ago, and now the fan is starting to go. I am thinking a 570 but am not really sure. Any advice would be great!
     
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  3. Greenlepricon

    Greenlepricon Senior member

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    For no reason would I go for a 570 with the new generation of cards out. Best bang for buck right now is a 7850/7870 depending on your budget with a nice overclock. If you really want to go nVidia then the 660 or 660ti will keep you happy. Hope that helps!
     
  4. T_Yamamoto

    T_Yamamoto Lifer

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    1) budget
    2) other specs of PC
    3) you lost half the card, what does that mean?
     
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    jacktesterson Diamond Member

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    aaksheytalwar Diamond Member

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    A 570 or 7850 should be faster stock vs stock.
     
  7. nforce4max

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    I would go for the 7850 and Asus as well MSI are some of the best choices for quality. If you do anything remotely close to using openGL such as old games ect you are in for a bad surprise. As for the 660 and 660Ti they can be underwhelming for the cost.
     
  8. lehtv

    lehtv Elite Member

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    Gtx 660. GTx 570 is last gen, no point buying that. 660 is slightly faster, has more VRAM and consumes a lot less power
     
  9. dave_the_nerd

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    It's a dual GPU card, so maybe one GPU stopped working?
     
  10. nforce4max

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    Common problem on those older dual planar cards unless he/she has the slightly newer single pcb model. The single pcb model is terrible for unexplained failures and general issues while the VHS style model was much easier to rebuild. As for Fermi it isn't complete crap but Kepler isn't that great either unless he only plays games.
     
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    which is the only thing the vast majority of consumers do with such a product anyway...
     
  12. bolter

    bolter Junior Member

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    Yes, one of the GPU's stopped working, I guess I could have been more clear about that. I am not as tech savy as you all on here which is why I came here to ask. I can tell you I bought this pc from Ibuypower about 3 years ago it's a core i7 (920), MSI x58 platinum motherboard, 6gb ram (I could add more). Anyhow; I wanted to stick with Nvidia since originally the system came with a Saphire Radeon card (I don't remember which off hand) and I had 3 out of box failures on the card. As for budget, I want to be under $300

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  13. Durvelle27

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    for $300 i recommend a MSI, ASUS, or Sapphire HD 7950
     
  14. lehtv

    lehtv Elite Member

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    Great job recommending AMD when the OP specifically said he's going to stick with Nvidia.
     
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    Greenlepricon Senior member

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    Might as well help out if you're going to make a comment like that.

    Anyway bolter I would really recommend that 7950 even if you are a little worried about AMD cards after your experience. If you must go Nvidia I would recommend one of these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130837
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125440
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130810

    I'm not that knowledgeable on which 660ti card is the best so listen to other recommendations as well. Almost any should work just fine to be honest though.
     
  17. AtenRa

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    GTX660ti or HD7950

    I dont know if you guys still have the Never Settle bundle in the US, but i got the ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5-V2 with the games last week.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. lehtv

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    Already did, post #7.
     
  19. Durvelle27

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    ik but it doesn't hurt to try and help the OP get his Moneys worth :)
     
  20. lehtv

    lehtv Elite Member

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    If he isn't going to OC, a 7950 isn't really any better than 660 Ti or 670, bang for buck wise.
     
  21. bolter

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    I do appreciate all the rec's and getting the most "bang for my buck" is important. I am sure you can understand my reservation about another Radeon card. I guess it's time to look out for deals..
     
  22. exar333

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    This.

    If it must be NV, then the 660 Ti...
     
  23. TakeNoPrisoners

    TakeNoPrisoners Platinum Member

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    If you must stick with NVIDIA then either the GTX 660 or the GTX 660Ti.

    If you would be willing to go AMD I would recommend either the 7850 or the 7950. Those AMD cards are beast overclockers and there have been some great deals on AMD cards while Nvidia cards have not really had many deals.
     
  24. Maximilian

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    So... what is a GTX 295 equivalent? As in what single card today offers the same perf of that GTX 295 assuming it can use both its GPU's?
     
  25. VulgarDisplay

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    This is no longer the case.
     
  26. AtenRa

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    Gtx295 = ~gtx480 = ~gtx660