Monday, April 27th 2009

Point of View Out With 2 GB GeForce GTX 285

NVIDIA partners seem to be gaining interest in releasing GeForce GTX 200 series products with double the amount of memory. Several partners have announced 1792 MB variants for the GTX 260 and GTX 275, while GTX 285 with its lavish 512-bit memory interface is facilitating 2 GB of memory. Point of View now has one such model of its own.

The card uses reference clock speeds as far as the GPU goes: 648 MHz (core) and 1476 MHz (shader), while going light with its memory, 1161 MHz against the reference speed of 1242 MHz. The rest of the card is pretty standard: 240 shader processors, acceleration for NVIDIA CUDA, and support for PhysX technology, and 3-way SLI support.

Source: Tweak.dk
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20 Comments on Point of View Out With 2 GB GeForce GTX 285

#1
N4cot1c
Sweet card. I bet the 4870x2 barely edges this card out.
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#2
oli_ramsay
Yea the extra 1GB will make this card crush even xFired 4890's.
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#3
ZoneDymo
oli_ramsay said:
Yea the extra 1GB will make this card crush even xFired 4890's.
Well I for one lol'd
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#4
nafets
What a joke.

They should have just went for the uber l33t 4GB models. Nobody uses puny 2GB cards anymore...
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#5
mlee49
How about instead of doubling the memory on the card companies double the memory bandwidth.

That would make for a nice re-release of a card.
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#6
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
N4cot1c said:
Sweet card. I bet the 4870x2 barely edges this card out.
What? :roll:
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#7
Selene
This card wont do much on its own, but wait till you start seeing SLI and Tri SLI benchmarks with 2gig frame buffers, it should realy do well in game like Crysis, GTA and FC2.
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#8
iStink
this card will completely and utterly dominate and destroy 8 4890x2's in crossfire!
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#9
stefanels
N4cot1c said:
Sweet card. I bet the 4870x2 barely edges this card out.
Just LOL... The extra 1Gb on a GTX285 i guess it's increases the performance by 5-10% max and not with 50% to get in the game with a HD4870x2... :nutkick:
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#10
mastrdrver
Wait until games start using more than more than 512mb of frame buffer even with 8xaa turned on. I don't even see that level of usage on COD WaW on XP at 1920x1200 with 8xAA/16xAF. Besides, if your running 32 bit XP/Vista you just lost another 1gb of usable memory something that helped my performance in WaW when I went to x64 Vista and 4gb. Now it uses up to 2.5gb of memory instead of just under 2gb in XP. It does help pick up frame rates. I can't see the game using more than 640gb at 2560x1600 with the same aa/af levels. Maybe once 64 bit OS are common will game developers start using more frame buffer memory.
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#11
N4cot1c
1Kurgan1 said:
What? :roll:
I know you have a 4870x2. Anyone who has one would reply like that. I for one am unbiased. A GTX285 is 5-12 fps behind some games and in nvidia games sometimes does better. the extra memory should help as high res.
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#12
Valdez
N4cot1c said:
I know you have a 4870x2. Anyone who has one would reply like that. I for one am unbiased. A GTX285 is 5-12 fps behind some games and in nvidia games sometimes does better. the extra memory should help as high res.
HD4870x2 and gtx285 are not in the same category, the x2 is much faster and it is the competitor of gtx295.
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#13
Weer
Valdez said:
HD4870x2 and gtx285 are not in the same category, the x2 is much faster and it is the competitor of gtx295.
The difference between the GTX 295 and the 4870X2 is about the same as the difference between the 4870X2 and the GTX 285.
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#14
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Valdez said:
HD4870x2 and gtx285 are not in the same category, the x2 is much faster and it is the competitor of gtx295.
wuh?.. GTX 295 has a competitor?
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#15
random
Bjorn_Of_Iceland said:
wuh?.. GTX 295 has a competitor?
Yes, 4890 crossfire :D.

I've never heard of point of view, but that sticker looks pretty sweet.
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#16
Valdez
Weer said:
The difference between the GTX 295 and the 4870X2 is about the same as the difference between the 4870X2 and the GTX 285.
That's not true.

gtx295 is only 10-15% faster than hd4870x2 in lower resolutions. In high res, high aa they perform the same (these cards are mostly used in high res - around 1920x1200 or 1080p). And they are both much faster than gtx285.

In 1920 and 8xaa, the hd4870x2 is the winner, not the gtx295.

http://www.hardware-infos.com/tests.php?test=66&seite=15

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hardware/grafikkarten/2009/test_ati_radeon_hd_4890_nvidia_geforce_gtx_275/22/#abschnitt_performancerating
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#17
Valdez
Bjorn_Of_Iceland said:
wuh?.. GTX 295 has a competitor?
Yes, the hd4870x2.
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#18
gumpty
Ha ha look at all the fanbois rage! :laugh:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wont this extra memory only really help when AA is on, coupled with big resolutions (2560 x 1600)? In which case people with those screens would most-likely have X2s/295s anyway.
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#19
silkstone
This card is a ridiculous waste of ram - would GTAIV even use that much?
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#20
random
silkstone said:
This card is a ridiculous waste of ram - would GTAIV even use that much?
Yes actually :). But apart from GTA IV, I can't see the relevance except for resolutions above 1080p.
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