“We’re just taking a photo of the waterblock, honest”, although it just happened to be that the single PCB GTX 295 was sitting right above it and I zoomed out... sorry, EVGA!
EVGA told bit-tech the current GTX 295
was a nightmare to manufacture, but that the updated one is both easier, and cheaper to create thanks to using only a single PCB, which should also mean it gets a bit more price competitive with the HD 4870 X2
The new model still uses an 8-pin and 6-pin power plug, and EVGA is gearing up a watercooled "Hydro Copper" version as well as a standard air-cooled board too. The waterblock has been customied for EVGA - inside there are dozens of little "E"s in the EVGA font to agitate the waterflow!
EVGA claims it’ll be available very shortly, but it won’t have any more memory or higher clocks than the GTX 295s already on the market – but that might not rule out pre-overclocked options, depending on how effective the new cooling hardware is.
Fancy a new single PCB 295? Perhaps you’re gagging for a watercooled one? Let us know your thoughts in the forums