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MSI GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 8, 2009 4:39 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit


Drivers: ForceWare 185.85, Catalyst 9.4


As we've mentioned already, we'll be seeing how the GTX 295 goes against some of the top single GPU cards from both NVIDIA and ATI. Those cards include the GTX 285 overclocked from Galaxy, the stock GTX 275 from Gainward along with the stock clocked HD 4890 from GIGABYTE.


3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1


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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.


MSI GTX 295 Graphics Card


Straight away in our first test we can see the serious amount of power on offer from the GTX 295 with it really blitzing all of the competition in both presets.


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