The GTX 295 is impressive; we now know that, so we're at the point in time where we begin to see what other companies are doing with the card. This early in the game it's more the packaging, since it's a bit too early to have overclocked models or something with different cooling.
Now we're looking at the GIGABYTE offering and we will follow the same formula we normally do; first we will have a look at their package before having a closer look at the card. From there we will check out the specifications and then get stuck into the benchmarks.
What we're going to do this time is have a closer look at how the GTX 295 performs against the HD 4870 X2. Having a look at just the two cards actually makes it easier to break down the performance numbers. We will go into a bit more detail when it comes to our test system, but for now let's have a look at the package.