Wednesday, March 11th 2009

GALAXY Prepares Custom GeForce GTX 285 with 2 GB Memory

NVIDIA graphics partner GALAXY Microsystems is in preparation of a new custom designed GeForce GTX 285 video card with 2 GB of onboard GDDR3 (0.8ns) memory. The tricked out card will feature Arctic Cooling's Accelero EXTREME triple fan heatsink and stock clock speeds that can be changed at any time - 648 MHz core/ 1476 MHz shader/ 2484 MHz memory. The card comes with a digital PWM design whereas the reference design comes with 6 phase analog power. Two BIOS chips are also presented on the blue PCB of the card. It is also compatible with GALAXY's Xtreme Tuner Utility software, that allows users to manipulate things like BIOS recovery, fan speed, and clock settings.

Source: VR-Zone
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12 Comments on GALAXY Prepares Custom GeForce GTX 285 with 2 GB Memory

#2
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
nice. very nice, 2 in SLi with some overclocking might last .......
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#3
mtosev
when will nvidia start using gddr5 or do they plan on using gddr3 for the next 3 years?
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#4
h3llb3nd4
Comes with aftermarket coolers nice! at least the person who buys this card won't have to pay extra fr a new heatsink!!
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#5
newtekie1
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by: mtosev
when will nvidia start using gddr5 or do they plan on using gddr3 for the next 3 years?
Their next GPU core GT300 is expected to bring GDDR5 support. In their current cards, it isn't needed.
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#6
my_name_is_earl
by: newtekie1
Their next GPU core GT300 is expected to bring GDDR5 support. In their current cards, it isn't needed.
If it isn't needed now then they might not even use it in the future. Nvidia is known to be improving existing tech rather than jumping into new one. Not only that they rather sticking with a cheaper tech and charges premium for it like GDDR3.
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#7
h3llb3nd4
If that is so, I wonder just how fast the current nvidia cards would be if they are using GDDR5?
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newtekie1
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by: h3llb3nd4
If that is so, I wonder just how fast the current nvidia cards would be if they are using GDDR5?
Probably not all that much faster, memory bandwidth isn't really an issue with the current cards. The 512-bit bus makes sure of that.
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#9
mab1376
Anyone know when/where this will be available?
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#10
Pixelated
by: mab1376
Anyone know when/where this will be available?
By the time you can buy it, it'll be EOL anyways.
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#11
h3llb3nd4
LOLz Every company is using this cooler!
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#12
mab1376
well i really want this card, where can i get it??!?!?
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