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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

GT200
Graphics Processor
240
Cores
80
TMUs
32
ROPs
1024 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
512 bit
Bus Width
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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

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GeForce GTX 280
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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

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

Memory

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

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
19.26 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
48.16 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
622.1 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
77.76 GFLOPS (1:8)

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
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.3
Shader Model
4.0

Reviews

Our review database contains 59 reviews of the GeForce GTX 280.

Card Notes

SFUs: 20

Retail boards based on this design (10)

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