Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 1024 MB Review 37

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 1024 MB Review

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260 and 280 are based on the GT200 GPU which is made in a 65nm process. Now NVIDIA has performed a die shrink on this design, to 55 nanometers. This results in a lower power consumption allowing new models to be built. The first two cards based on the 55 nm GT200b are the GTX 295 and the GTX 285. While the GTX 295 is a dual GPU design, the GTX 285 follows the traditional single GPU approach. With a marketing name improvement of only 5, the question has to be answered if this card is a worthy upgrade or if you are better off trying to find a great deal on a GTX 280 or GTX 260.
In essence the GeForce GTX 285 is a GTX 280 with about 10% higher clocks and slightly changed PCB and cooler. The cornerstone specs like number of shaders, ROPs, bus width and memory size have remained the same.

The Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 that we have on the testbench today follows the NVIDIA reference design specifications to the letter. I'm certain Leadtek is already working on an overclocked version of the GTX 285.

9800 GT
HD 4850
9800 GTX
8800 GTX
GTX 260
HD 4870
GTX 280
HD 4870 X2
GTX 285
GTX 295
Shader units 1128001281281928002402x 8002402x 240
ROPs161616242816322x 16322x 28
GPUG92RV770G92G80GT200RV770GT2002x RV770GT200b2x GT200b
Transistors754M 956M754M 681M 1400M 956M1400M 2x 956M1400M 2x 1400M
Memory Size512 MB 512 MB 512 MB768 MB896 MB512 MB 1024 MB2x 1024 MB 1024 MB2x 896 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 384 bit 448 bit 256 bit 512 bit 2x 256 bit 512 bit 2x 448 bit
Core Clock600 MHz 625 MHz 675 MHz 575 MHz 576 MHz 750 MHz 602 MHz 750 MHz 648 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Clock900 MHz 993 MHz 1100 MHz 900 MHz 999 MHz 900 MHz 1107 MHz 900 MHz 1242 MHz 999 MHz
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