Tuesday, May 12th 2009

First Single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 Accelerator Spotted

So it is true! NVIDIA does have a single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 accelerator in the works, and partners already seem to have access to it. The card must have had some serious development put into it, given the sheer complexity of the PCB (to cram two G200b GPUs, their display processors, and the PCI-E bridge chip, along with 28 memory chips). The accelerator first surfaced in the form of CAD drawings, in March.

The PCB is pretty straight-forward: populate all the important logic on its business-side, and the memory on either sides. The card maintains its requirement for 8 + 6 pin PCI-E power input. Its VRM is spread across two main areas, to power a GPU system each. Internal SLI connects the two systems, while also providing support for Quad-SLI. Each GPU features 240 shader processors, along with 896 MB of GDDR3 memory across a 448-bit memory interface. Also pictured is the cooler: A fan nucleates the cooler, and blows in two opposite directions. The air is guided by the shroud onto two dense aluminum fin arrays that cool each GPU-system. The back of the card may use a heatspreader to cool the memory, like how the GeForce GTX 280 does it. While we don't expect this design to bring down the retail price of the card, we do believe that the design is mainly to provide partners, and retailers with decent margins that make selling the card a worthwhile venture. With the older design, it might not have been the case.

Source: Expreview
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75 Comments on First Single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 Accelerator Spotted

#1
HolyCow02
that card looks massively long. I don't see how it could fit into a mid-tower case.
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#2
BazookaJoe
All the next-gen junk is JUST around the corner....

Why bother advancing the old camp? - These current GPU's are a profit nightmare...

Although that's probably the whole point - reduce assembly cost by using 1 board, and try and flog GPUX2 to try and make some recovery on old stock...
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#3
Rammari
It's 27cm / 10.63 inches long.
I mean the card is that long. :)
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#4
Unregistered
What you want is two Thors hammers on this card with some form of support beam to the case floor. Now that would be a beast, coupled with a few enzotech RAM sinks scattered on the pcb . . .
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#5
h3llb3nd4
It would be sooo heavy!!
the card would snap:(
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#6
FilipM
Two LN2 evaporators and we're good to go :laugh:
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#8
h3llb3nd4
why?
where did you come up with that?
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
iStink said:
its a hoax!
how so? there is no current card that looks like that so unless someone is really really good at making things that don't exist it looks pretty realistic
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#10
mdm-adph
BazookaJoe said:
All the next-gen junk is JUST around the corner....

Why bother advancing the old camp? - These current GPU's are a profit nightmare...
Maybe they have inside knowledge that ATI is about to release some sort of freaky 4890x2 with 40nm 800-shader GPU's clocked at 1GHz...

Or something like that. But that would be just crazy.
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#11
Animalpak
Looks very nice ! The fan is not radial, so less noise.

You can also put in a Accellero Extreme cooler ( i bet they start already to produce it ) and get super cool temps without an expensive water cool loop. Finally no high temps problems with this GTX 295 long life to him !
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#12
Woody112
All I have to say is about time. Should provide a nice performance increase and better OE cooling. Time to upgrade my x2 and go to the green side for a little while.
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#13
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Mussels said:
judging by that last pic, i'm expecting to see 775 coolers bolted on.
Yeah.. Id like to see TRUE120s on em each :rockout:
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#14
Selene
DrPepper said:
Looks about 9 inchish.
Its almost 11" the longest card, I have seen.
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#15
my_name_is_earl
Now this is what I call up-to-date. The sandwich thing is not looking so good in-term of design.
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#16
ShadowFold
Better late than never I suppose? Oh and the 4850X2 is longer than the 4870X2, might need a full tower for this 295 if it's as long/longer than a 4850X2!
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#17
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Selene said:
Its almost 11" the longest card, I have seen.
ShadowFold said:
Better late than never I suppose? Oh and the 4850X2 is longer than the 4870X2, might need a full tower for this 295 if it's as long/longer than a 4850X2!
From the looks of it, the 295 is about the same length as the HD4870x2 actually, so about 11". One of the down sides of the single PCB design is extremely long cards.
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#18
MoonPig
Hmmm... If this does fit CPU Coolers... you could get some awesome clocks/temps...

Hopefully it'll be alot cheaper.
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#19
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Selene said:
Its almost 11" the longest card, I have seen.
My bad I got mixed up and I knew that :banghead: The 4870 is 9inch and the GTX's are 11inch. So its not bigger than a 4870x2 or a gtx285/280/260.
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#20
hv43082
Is it time to sell my GTX 295 already? I just got in last month. Damn technology.
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#21
KainXS
going by the length of the pci-e slot this card is 11 inches
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#22
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
hv43082 said:
Is it time to sell my GTX 295 already? I just got in last month. Damn technology.
Its the same thing except cheaper.
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#23
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
DrPepper said:
Its the same thing except cheaper.
Hopefully, but companys might decide to just pocket that extra cash.
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#24
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
1Kurgan1 said:
Hopefully, but companys might decide to just pocket that extra cash.
Or sell it for more :laugh:
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#25
Hayder_Master
finally , that was slow respond but it is ok now , but there is other thing which is "NVIDIA still release same cards everyday with new look"
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