Wednesday, January 28th 2009

EVGA Announces the EVGA GTX 285 FTW

EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge 3D processor graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer, announces the fastest single GPU graphics card on the market today, the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 FTW. The powerful 3D processor features the NVIDIA GeForce 285 GPU and 1GB of the fastest 0.8ns DDR 3 memory. Running at an impressive 720MHz core clock, 2,772MHz memory clock and 1620MHz shader clock, the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 FTW outperforms all other competitive products in all the three clock setting resulting in impressive performance advantages. The EVGA GeForce GTX 285 FTW will be immediately available in e-tail and retail at a recommended end user price of $449.99.


"We are excited that our engineering team succeeded in tweaking the GTX 285 beyond competitor's abilities," said Wolfram Tismer, Managing Director of EVGA in Europe. "EVGA always strives to give significant performance advantages to our enthusiast end user community."

"I am very proud, that my R&D team developed all the efforts to succeed in pushing the core clock significantly beyond 700 MHz," commented Ken Huang, EVGA's Vice President of R&D for 3D processor graphics cards. "EVGA will always develop something special, to give our user community more powerful options."

Products will be available starting January 28, 2009 through EVGA's network of leading E-tailers, Retailers, Systems Integrators, OEM System Manufacturers and Distributors.

Click here for more information on the EVGA GTX 285 FTW

The EVGA Difference

Known for offering value and performance, as well as top notch customer service, EVGA is recognized through customer loyalty and the highest levels in customer satisfaction. In addition to the expanded product lines, consumers and channel partners will also benefit from increased sales and technical support programs:
  • The EVGA Limited Lifetime Warranty - available for all retail EVGA Graphics Cards.
  • EVGA proprietary Advanced RMA (EAR) service - for allowing customers get a replacement card before sending the defective product back to EVGA.
  • 24/7 Phone Technical Support - to assure users that courteous and friendly assistance will always be available at anytime of the day or night.
  • Step-Up Program - for the ability to trade up existing EVGA products for newer technology.
  • Community Message Boards -full of thousands of knowledgeable, friendly and satisfied EVGA customers.
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Source: EVGA
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19 Comments on EVGA Announces the EVGA GTX 285 FTW

#1

EVGA just seem to add that special touch to their products - the RMA service they offer is incredible.
#2
Cuzza
OMG FTW! non-FTW FTL! ROFL!

Man, stupid web language is going mainstream. Last week in the newspaper someone used the phrase "epic fail". It's just no fun anymore.

Sweet card anyway.
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#4
mdm-adph
Where's the 9800 GTX FTL?
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#5
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
lol my GTX280 hits clocks better than that. I wonder what the headroom is like on that card :p
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#6
phanbuey
by: Binge
lol my GTX280 hits clocks better than that. I wonder what the headroom is like on that card :p
Your GTX 280 can hit a stable 1620 shader clock? thats pretty rare.
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#7
blastboy
by: Binge
lol my GTX280 hits clocks better than that. I wonder what the headroom is like on that card :p
im gonna have to ask for proof on that one;)
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#8
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism


I'll see if I can get the shader that high.
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#9
SystemViper
Damn, that picture again :banghead:

Yea,I'd love to play with that and find out just how much....

core clock significantly beyond 700 MHz
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#10
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
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#11
SystemViper
arggggggggggggg :banghead:

Binge, nice Vantage :shadedshu
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#12
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
I get better results tweaking the memory than the shader. If I go 5 mhz higher on the core magic things happen.. I mean REALLY magic things. Like 300 points higher magic, but it blue screens on the physics test.
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#13
SystemViper
yea, i think i have a good run going then it hits this one section and blamo BSOD, I wonder if that phisx for me too?
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#14
Hayder_Master
449$ , same 4870x2 price , sure 4870x2 better chose in same price
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#15
Mark_Hardware
Just so everyone knows, there is no waterblock that will fit the ftw. Thanks eVGA for using a non reference board for this one.
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#16
alexp999
Staff
This is a reference card, just with an overclocked BIOS.

Are you sure its a custom PCB? I assume you found out the hard way?
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#17
a_ump
i would have to assume he did according to his specs :p
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#18
Mark_Hardware
yeah I did find out the hard way. there are three issues with the ftw that makes it not compatible with a 285 waterblock. For one, there is a capacitor near the back of the board that is in the way. Two, the ram is actually further away from the gpu. I was modifying a koolance block to fit when I found the third. The line of capacitators in between the ram and gpu is taller, and in trying to get enough clearance, I put a hole in the block where the water flows.
The card itself rocks, but I am going to find an alternative, something I can actually wc
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#19
alexp999
Staff
How about just a GPU block? Then find some other means to cool the VRMs and memory.

Someone on here, disassembled the stock cooler on their card, fitted just the GPU block and had the original cooler to cool the memory and VRM
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