Thursday, January 15th 2009

GeForce GTX 285 Hits Stores Today

NVIDIA's newest release, the GeForce GTX 285 goes on sale starting today. The graphics card was announced earlier this month along with NVIDIA's flagship GeForce GTX 295 graphics card, choosing CES as an ideal launch platform. Leading NVIDIA add-in card partners such as ASUS, BFGTech, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, XFX and Zotac, etc., put their base-model and factory-overclocked cards on sale, starting from US $379.99 for the XFX base-model, all the way up to $429.99 for the EVGA SSC model, in the US.

The GeForce GTX 285 replaces GeForce GTX 280 as the fastest single-GPU graphics card. It is NVIDIA's second-fastest graphics accelerator, sporting 240 shader cores and 1 GB of GDDR3 memory across a 512-bit wide memory bus. Essentially it resembles the GeForce GTX 280, except for the newer 55nm manufacturing process it's built on, the higher reference clock-speeds, and reduced power-consumption.
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11 Comments on GeForce GTX 285 Hits Stores Today

#1
newtekie1
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I wonder if this uses a new PCB and cooler like the new GTX260s, or if they stuck with the regular GTX280 PCB.

Edit: Looks like they went with the same PCB design as the new GTX260s. I'll miss the back cover. :( Saddly, it now has a weaker cooler like the new GTX260s also.
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newtekie1
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I'm definitely going to use my eVGA step-up to upgrade from my GTX260 to this. I'll miss the slightly better looks of the GTX260, but I really couldn't care less, performance is far more important than looks.
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#4
OnBoard
That memory OC is sick, 3GHz ddr :twitch:
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#5
Castiel
I found one(EVGA) on Newegg last night around 11:00 CST. It was disguised by a GTX260 and then a little while later they just changed the name, and I couldn't find that same 260.:laugh:
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#6
Selene
EVGA is going to sale backplates to cover the PCB, its already been talked about on there froums.
It kinda sucks we have to play more for it but if you like the look should not be a big deal.
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#7
SteelSix
OnBoard said:
That memory OC is sick, 3GHz ddr :twitch:
That alone was worth the extra coin to me, was going to get a couple 280's. I grabbed two of the XFX 285's using Egg's $30 promo code, making them $349 each. :toast:
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#8
spearman914
OnBoard said:
That memory OC is sick, 3GHz ddr :twitch:
It's 3GHz DDR (effective), so it's 1.5GHz DDR (real)
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#9
newtekie1
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spearman914 said:
It's 3GHz DDR (effective), so it's 1.5GHz DDR (real)
Yes, and it is still very impressive for GDD3.
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#10
pentastar111
Hmmmm.......Still have 80 days left on my step-up program. I wonder if I should wait for two months or step-up now.
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