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    News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    MARS 295 Limited Edition looks set to smash benchmark records.
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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Bloody hell.

    I wonder how much that will cost? £650 at launch?
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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Cooling could be fun. It's design is pretty awesome tbh.
    But yeah, pricing could be an issue to make it feasible.

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    I can see others doing this and I'd be surprised that nVidia didn't officially sanction something like this if anything like a 4890x2 came out from AMD.

    I want to see two of the single PCB 295s sandwiched

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I want to see two of the single PCB 295s sandwiched
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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    good number of that 1000 will be review cards remember. still, the criminally stupid who can burn moneyand cant wait a few months for the next wave will get a kick
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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    man, 2 of those at 2560 with an i7 i975 all watercooled

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Hello ... just wanted to clarify what is really new about this card.

    Because I thought all GTX 295s were double PCB. Just recently AMD has been showing single PCB cards that aren't out yet.

    You can see it here in this BFG pre water-blocked model at NewEgg. The waterblock is between the two PCBs that make the 295. As I thought they all designed.

    So, what am I missing?

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    I think the gtx 295 is now a single board design or it could be the gtx 275, i remember that it made headlines as it was their first. AMD have all their dual cards on one PCB(afaik) and this was praised awhile ago for being clever and not just slapping 2 together, same with their cpu's their quadcores are not stuck together and on the same die however intel still stick theirs together.
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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Quote Originally Posted by PopcornMachine View Post
    Hello ... just wanted to clarify what is really new about this card.
    Previous 295s were made out of 2x the gtx 275 chip. This one is made of 2x gtx 285.

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Previous 295s were made out of 2x the gtx 275 chip. This one is made of 2x gtx 285.
    I see. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    The all important question....

    Can it run Crysis on ultra high?
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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Presumably you can buy two and run them as Quad?

    8GB GFX RAM anyone?


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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    Presumably you can buy two and run them as Quad?

    8GB GFX RAM anyone?

    On a 32 bit OS.

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    Re: News - ASUS sandwiches two GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, creates a graphics monstrosity

    This is one mad card imagine quad sli with these there will be some future mark records set.


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