Thursday, February 19, 2009

If money wasn't issue: Why skipping Geforce GTX 295

We all know that money is always the issue so in hte following no issue.

The Geforce GTX 295 is especially two Geforce GTX 280s in SLI configuration in the same vein of Geforce 7950 GX2, Radeon 4870 X2, and Geforce 9800 GX2 (had one of those). With a Geforce GTX 280 SLI in my Core 2 Quad PC,

3584 MB of GDDR3 of both Geforce GTX 295 in SLI with 960 stream processors over 480 stream processors in my newest PC is nicer, but not worth the hype when all the games are especially DirectX 9.0c and the 2D apps don't yet have GPGPU support.

The Geforce GTX 280 SLI has quite the longevity. It'll get me to 2010 with Window and since DirectX 11 is backwards compatible with DX10 API, the DirectX 11 games will function somewhat at 1600x1200. GPUs are coming out like clockwork so the ideal GPU would be first or 2nd generation DirectX 11 Geforce. The difference between the Geforce GTX 280 SLI and Geforce GTX 295 SLI is similar to what you achieve with a 2006 Chevy Siverado vs. 2009 Chevy Siverado. The Geforce GTX 300+ is like a Chevy Siverado hybrid and new grill styling. The PC games are sort of levelling out this in 2009, no spikes in performance as in the first five years of the 21st century. Fear 2: Project Origin could run on my Dell Demension XPS from 2003 if it had too and if not that...a older Athlon 64 X2 4800, 3 GB DDR2, and a obsolete Geforce 8800 GTX OC2.

With PC game industry going having their own recession, nobody is investing in new game engines. FEAR 2 is still using the Lithtech: Jupiter EX from the original FEAR in 2005. It got a 7.0 in gameplay so i am not looking as forward to it as maybe console games. There is an updated list in the March 2k8 archive in case I get too Japanese for your taste and scare you away or something...

Speaking of Japanese, guess what? Only 5 Wii games.

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