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Leadtek GeForce GTX 285

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    It wasn't meant to kill the 280, amazed it does take over the 9800GX2 in some games, it draws 3 watts less power at maximum load it seems from the 280. I think however the cards price should be less than the 280 because it doesn't constitute a major boost in performance, but then again I guess the 285 will replace the 280 as of manufacturing for the next 6 months its out.
     
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    Nice OC potential on this card. I don't understand the pricing though. How can this be $400 and the GTX 295 be $500 :confused:
     
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    This card is obviously not the one nVidia is wanting to show with the GT200b core. Why didn't you review the GTX 295 and make it the primary subject of the review?
     
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    Wow, only 1% slower than the HD4870x2 at stock clocks...very nice.

    I don't think the price is really that bad, they are already going for $380 on newegg with GRID and 3DMark Vantage, and the closest HD4870x2 is $50 more, and the price is only bound to drop over the next few weeks as the hype dies down.
     
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    gtx 295 review very soon
     
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    Oh wow! My wish (as seen in my post) come true! :D

    I love 'ya, W1z. Won't buy a 295 without the full TPU review.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't even going to step-up to the GTX285 before a full review from W1z.
     
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    Two six pins? Freakin nice. I will probably step up to a 285. I just wish they kept the back play :ohwell: I guess they did that because they moved all the ram to the front of the card huh?
     
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    The back plate was no longer necessary because of all the memory being on the front of the card. Cost savings was key with the GT200b, so every little bit helps. No point including a useless backplate that only serves to increase the costs.

    However, there is talk on the eVGA forums about eVGA releasing a seperate backplate add-on for their cards, of course I'm sure they'll charge an arm and a leg for it, and it will only be available through their store...
     
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    Sorry if I miss read it, but on the OC page, the memory clocks you said you reached do not match that shown by GPU-Z.

    [​IMG]

    Great review otherwise, looking forward to the GTX 295.

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    nice find .. forgot to edit the memory mhz text :) got too excited with calculating the percentages for both core and mem :p
     
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    why is it in the charts aready lol noticed it yesterday :p
     
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    It's a great card but for those that already have a 280 there's really no point upgrading for a couple of more frames. Now the gtx 295 on the other hand....
     
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    I agree. The 8800 Ultra had no backplate, yet it was a good-looking card.
     
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    nice review, when are u going to invest in new games and 3dmark vantage??
     
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    Wow, excellent review again Wiz. I'm surprised to see such good results. Wonder what a SLI offering could bring.
     
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    Thanks W1zz! Great review.


    Wow! That thing really hammers the 4870x2's. I'm kinda suprised its also so close to the GTX295, granted I understand thats the 260x2 but still. Probably won't run out and buy it but its still pretty impressive on the charts, especially for just a die shrink (well pretty much, lol).
     
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    nice review and nice card but don't you think that games list need to be updated cause I'm sure that who own this card won't use it to play the game list provided in TPU review ..... after all it's only a suggestion ...... thanks.
     
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    new vga review platform will have newer games, but i wont add games that dont have any kind of benchmark mode. manual fraps running for like 10 cards @ 4 resolutions kinda sucks

    edit: it's 23 cards x 4 resolutions x 18 benchmarks = 1656 "scores" in this review
     
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    This test is about nothing ... totally shit

    Dual Core very very underscore 4870 X2, resolution 1024x768? Fot today cards? :laugh:
    Where is 2560x1600, this test is only for children ... learn on real wesites how are GFX review made.
     
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    So your graphic card review wesite does 2650x1600 tests? Where can I find this wesite? Is it fot all cards? Learn how to spell genius...

    Nice review by the way.
     
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    give me money for a 2560x1600 screen. future reviews will be conducted on a core i7 btw .. setting up the machine right now
     
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    You should get a 3007WFP-HC refurbished from Dell! Last day to use the 15% off coupon for a total of around 650$.
     
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    not everyone has a monitor that produces that resolution, Most gamers are in the 1280x1024-1600x1200/ 1280x800-1680x1050 arena, also to criticize the tester of the boards, id love to see you try and conduct a review as indepth as Wizzards, Also his reviews are the most unbiased ive seen vs other websites.
     

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