In an effort to make self-conscious PC gamers feel even more insecure about their systems, Nvidia has revealed plans to launch a new dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 at CES on January 8, 2008. The GeForce GTX 295 will be the first card to use an updated GT200 GPU built using a 55nm manufacturing process.
The card will have two GT200 GPUs for a total of 480 processing cores, twice as many cores as Nvidia's flagship single-GPU card, the GeForce GTX 280. The new GPUs will have a 576 MHz core clock and a 1242 MHz shader clock. That's slightly slower than the GTX 280's 602 MHz core and 1296 MHz shader clocks, but the GTX 295 still wins in the GPU quantity column. The card will also have 1,792 MB of onboard GDDR3 memory clocked at 1,998 MHz
The dual-slot cards will come with HDMI and two dual-link DVI outputs. The new chips are more power efficient, but two of them will still draw up to 289W according to Nvidia. Plan on picking up a 1kW+ if you plan on putting two of these together for Quad SLI.
No word yet on whether or not the card will be able to run Grand Theft Auto IV at max settings.