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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 SLI GeForce GTX 295
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 220%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2% 133%
Doom Eternal 12% 100%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 220%
Need For Speed Heat 2% 133%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 2% 124%
Grand Theft Auto VI 56% 255%
Star Citizen 17% 89% 12% 100%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 40% 220%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 295.

The GTX 670 has a 339 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 295. This results in the GTX 670 providing 112.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 339 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 295. This results in the GTX 670 providing 26.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 295, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 295 when running the latest games.

The GTX 670 has 2304 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 295, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 670 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 670 has 160.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 295, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 295.

The GeForce GTX 670 SLI has 2688 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 295 has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 2634 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 295 is 636. The GTX 670 having 1998 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 295.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 295. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 295.

The GeForce GTX 670 SLI requires 340 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 295 requires 289 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 680 Watts for the GeForce GTX 295, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670. The GTX 670 requires 51 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 295 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 670 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 295.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed915 MHzvs576 MHz
Boost Clock980 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2 (x2)Tesla G200-400-B3 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2012vs08 Jan 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1792 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs999 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs896 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth384.5GB/secvs223.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2688vs480
Actual Shader Performance100%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units224vs160
Texture Rate205 GTexel/svs92.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs56
Pixel Rate58.6 GPixel/svs32.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power340 Wattsvs289 Watts
Recommended PSU-680 Watts & 50 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 670 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce GTX 670 to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to around 70% better than a single GeForce GTX 670 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce GTX 670. Expect this combination to draw up to 340 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 295 is a Dual Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.


It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-400-B3 which has 20 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 56 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 576MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1.7GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 896-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 999MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GigaThread Technology, PhysX, Hardware Decode Acceleration, Lumenex Engine and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 289W, it requires at least a 680W PSU and one 6-pin and one 8-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with with a more recent GeForce GTX 480.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 295.
Recommended CPU
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