The GTX 285 card can be described as normal sized by today's standards. Its total length is 10.5" (26.7 cm). Like all other high end cards it uses a dual slot cooling solution.
The card has two DVI ports which the standard output configuration nowadays. In case you need an analog VGA output, you can use a DVI adapter (included). To connect big digital TV screens you can use an HDMI adapter (also included). The HDCP output then features the usual HDCP+Audio, which allows easy setup of a media PC. For HDMI Audio, NVIDIA requires you to feed an external audio source, for example from your motherboard's on-board audio, to the card via SPDIF cable. AMD on the other hand has integrated a sound device inside their GPUs which is the easier solution for most users.
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