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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

Graphics Processor
1024 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
512 bit
Bus Width
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Image NVIDIA GT200 Image
The GeForce GTX 280 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in June 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the GT200 graphics processor, in its G200-302-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The GT200 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 576 mm² and 1,400 million transistors. It features 240 shading units, 80 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 1,024 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 512-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 602 MHz, memory is running at 1107 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 236 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce GTX 280 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 649 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GT200
GPU Variant: G200-302-A2
Architecture: Tesla 2.0
Process Size: 65 nm
Transistors: 1,400 million
Die Size: 576 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 16th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 649 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 602 MHz
Shader Clock: 1296 MHz
Memory Clock: 1107 MHz
2214 MHz effective


Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 512 bit
Bandwidth: 141.7 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 240
TMUs: 80
ROPs: 32
SM Count: 10
Pixel Rate: 19.26 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 48.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 622.1 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP: 236 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board Number: P651

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
CUDA: 1.3
Shader Model: 4.0


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Card Notes

SFUs: 20

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 280 OC 625 MHz 1140 MHz
ASUS GTX 280 TOP 670 MHz 1215 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 602 MHz 1107 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 FTW 670 MHz 1215 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 HC16 691 MHz 1215 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 HC16 Clear Top 691 MHz 1215 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 SSC 648 MHz 1161 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 Superclocked 621 MHz 1134 MHz
EVGA GTX 280 Superclocked+ 633 MHz 1134 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 280 AMP! Edition 700 MHz 1150 MHz