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EVGA Rolls out 4-way SLI Compatible GeForce GTX 285 Accelerator

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ASUS stirred up the enthusiast community recently with its dual-GeForce GTX 285 accelerator that for the first time, lets four fully-loaded G200b GPUs function in quad-SLI. Perhaps responding to it, EVGA rolled out the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 Classified (01G-P3-1190-AR), the first single-GPU GeForce accelerator to support 4-way SLI (or Quad-SLI). With a small but significant number of SLI-compatible motherboards with four PCI-Express x16 slots already out there, EVGA hopes to cash in with its newest product.

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eVGA is cruel !!!
 
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HOLY Shit! :rockout: :eek:
 
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omg i swear they also have the coolest more aesthetically pleasing coolers.

evga pwnts sapphire imo.
 
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Next will be the GTX295 Classified with four 8-pin and six 6-pin power connectors, because it looks faster then the normal one...

In order to get SLI from this GTX285 you need a PSU with SIX 6-pin (6+2 included) power connectors for dual card sweetness, and you need NINE 6-pin (6+2 included) power connectors for triple SLI action.

Was this really needed, wasn't 8+6 on the list of things to try? The marketing department doesn't like things that don't come in threes?!
 

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Fantastic card, but why are manufacturers bringing out top-end cards at premium prices when the next generation is just round the corner? :confused: I'm thinking of the Asus ROG MARS here - that limited edition card that costs over a grand.

These products are aimed at tech-savvy buyers who'll keep their money in their wallet until the next gens are availabe, which will blow these away.
 
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EVGA would be marketing geniouses if they would quietly slip in a PSU that can handle this quad-SLI madness....
 
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must be power hungry...
 

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afaik GTX 285 uses less power than a 4890 and 4870
They use very close to the same, so there are quiet a few PSU's that can handle it.
 

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3 6-pins is stupid, and nothing more than BS marketting. They provide the same amount of power as a 6-pin and an 8-pin.
 
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lol 3 6-pin
 

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3 6-pins is stupid, and nothing more than BS marketting. They provide the same amount of power as a 6-pin and an 8-pin.
Yep, not to mention that there are loads of PSUs with 6+8 pin leads and none with 3x6pin :) Well I think they did this mostly so that people who don't need this won't buy this. Those that do already have PSUs with too many PCI-E power plugs.

Another thing would be one more cable that you have to hide. Maybe they budle an 8pin to 2x6pin adapter with these cards :p
 

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For some people,it will mean a new psu if they buy these,so even more expense.
 
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Overkill has new name EVGA and I like overkill:laugh:
 
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holy crap. that thing should overclock like mad
 
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Why is 285 double the price of 260? For the extra 24 shaders? And they wonder why ATI is eating their market share...:nutkick:
 

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3 6-pins is stupid, and nothing more than BS marketting. They provide the same amount of power as a 6-pin and an 8-pin.
Actually, no. 8pin leads only add 2 grounds. They don't even add any more 12v power sources. 3 8 pins and 3 6 pins are both capable of the same power output. So 3x6's are technically capable of more than a 6+8.
 

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Beside the Quad-SLI support, the new GTX 285 Classified also need three 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors. According to the EVGA's web site, additional power input is used for Extreme OC, so we guess that it could work with the regular two, as long as you don't overclock it. -Fudzilla

Didn't find that on the page my self, but makes sense. But did find this:
Individualized heatsinks; installing 3rd Party Coolers is a Snap!

That's nice, stick in just the Accelero Extreme GTX 280 cooler there and it's ready to go :)