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*GTX 260/280 Unofficial TPU! Thread*

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Ok I'm back lol.. BFG GTX 285 1gb this time and its a keeper ! hah... :toast:

I noticed that the 285 has double the ram chips of any 1gb card I've seen with 16. Do I really have 2gb of ram ? I'm googlein like maad right now lolz..

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Ok I'm back lol.. BFG GTX 285 1gb this time and its a keeper ! hah... :toast:

I noticed that the 285 has double the ram chips of any 1gb card I've seen with 16. Do I really have 2gb of ram ? I'm googlein like maad right now lolz..

Peace

http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/01/28/gr6.png
Is that a BFG OC? I had the exact same card until I got my GTX 480. I loved it, the quietest card ever.
 

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Ok I'm back lol.. BFG GTX 285 1gb this time and its a keeper ! hah... :toast:

I noticed that the 285 has double the ram chips of any 1gb card I've seen with 16. Do I really have 2gb of ram ? I'm googlein like maad right now lolz..

Peace

http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/01/28/gr6.png
read the number of the chips then google that, they may be half the size of the other card to cut costs down hard :)
 
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no one would have a GTX280 lying around? im in the market for another one to pair with my newly aqquired XFX one
 

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hi I have a GTX 295 but I am getting a very low performance, in fact the performance is equal (tested in left4dead and furmark) to my old card (3870) (and to an 8800GT), in some cases it's worse - in race driver GRID it's actually slower than the 3870 (and the game stutters alot). this probably doesn't make much sense but maybe someone knows why this may happen ?. it's supposed to be almost as fast as a GTX 480, that means 2-3 times faster than a 3870.

I have even reinstalled the operating system to make sure there are no leftovers from the ATI drivers.
I've tested 2 versions of nvidia drivers, the 192 and the 270. no change.
the GPU temperatures as measured by MSI afterburner are approx. 60C.
MSI afterburner shows 100% usage on GPU #0 in GRID and approx 5% usage in #1,
l4d shows 50-60% usage on both GPUs.

the hardware specs at the time of testing are:
Mobo: GA-P35-DS3R, CPU: E6750 (470*8 [3760 mhz]) 1:1 memory ratio (940 mhz)

I have also tried to enable/disable the various options in the nvidia control panel, for example threaded optimization, Multi-GPU modes, disable/enable PhysX, Disable/enable Multi-GPU mode - but they all had no effect and performance remained equal or below my old card (3870).
 

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have you tried with your CPU at stock clocks, to rule out the OC messing with things?
 
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I don't really run stress tests on my GPUs, but I think you should see if you can find something that'll force both GPUs to run - furmark or maybe 3DMark Vantage.....also maybe check into Kombuster.

I know last time I ran Vantage - both my GTX 280s were equally utilized in it.

If you can't get your second GPU to work, could be something wrong with it - I have heard of GTX 295 where 1 GPU craps out - the other still works and it's a functioning video card, but not how it was built to be.
 
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Odd, the problem with your 295. I do know that I can't go over 666/1512 oc on my 285s in sli mode, whereas in single they can do 1620 shaders. So don't push ocs in sli mode. The 295 is 2 275s, and not sure how high they oc, but watch that. Both gpus should show similar utilization.. some older games I run will do like 40% on each card, a lot of newer ones will stay above 90%, depends on how much graphics rendering is being demanded. But still should be equal on both cards.
 

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Might as well! I'm still running sli gtx285s, so if you need to know anything... ask away.
 
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I just wanted to pop in here and post up some scores. I have a lot more poweful GPU's in my stable, but the gtx200 series are my favorite.
I own all of them, including all 3 varients of the 260. with orig boxes etc.





 
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no one would have a GTX280 lying around? im in the market for another one to pair with my newly aqquired XFX one
Yeah I have a good old GTX 280 although mine runs at 756Mhz from modded bios and uses a god awful amount of power, but boy does it get some work done. Hahaha.

I could throw u the bios.rom so u can nvflash both of them.

Mine has been completely re-done in terms of cooling, so it's stable at 756Mhz. Unlike a standard cooled 280 from thermal pads. I use thermal paste on all Voltage Regulators, and memory chips. The paste I use is Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 because it's very thermally conductive and not electrically conductive. So no chance of shorting.

It seems to run stable on a 850W power supply since my current 750w couldn't power it. Two of these at 756Mhz may require upwards of 1000W.

 

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Yeah I have a good old GTX 280 although mine runs at 756Mhz from modded bios and uses a god awful amount of power, but boy does it get some work done. Hahaha.

I could throw u the bios.rom so u can nvflash both of them.

Mine has been completely re-done in terms of cooling, so it's stable at 756Mhz. Unlike a standard cooled 280 from thermal pads. I use thermal paste on all Voltage Regulators, and memory chips. The paste I use is Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 because it's very thermally conductive and not electrically conductive. So no chance of shorting.

It seems to run stable on a 850W power supply since my current 750w couldn't power it. Two of these at 756Mhz may require upwards of 1000W.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l221/chris2006189/GTX280-240-756Mhz_zpse2c20261.png
Thanks for the offer! I did manage to get another one. but finally upgraded to a single GTX 570 which is starting to show it's age... :shadedshu
 

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Thanks for the offer! I did manage to get another one. but finally upgraded to a single GTX 570 which is starting to show it's age... :shadedshu
You up for two of these bad boys in SLI? ;) I got 'em the other day and they're awesome - serious amounts of horsepower without lots of noise and cooler running.

In case the link goes down, it's the MSI 3GB GTX 580 Twin Frozr II (note that 3GB RAM) for £174.70.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536...-771mhz-shader-1710mhz-512-cores-dl-dvi-mhdmi
 

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