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Old January 15, 2009, 05:33 AM
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Well guys, after some site problems last night, the review of the new GTX 285 is finally up with a look at the EVGA GTX 285 SSC Edition.

As you can probably tell, this is a hell of a fast card.

Please use this thread to post your questions and comments.

You can find the review here: EVGA GeForce GTX 285 1GB SSC Edition Review

PS: Stay tuned for a review of an even HIGHER clocked GTX 285 within the next day or so.


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Old January 15, 2009, 05:48 AM
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Great review as always SKYMTL, nice to see the GTX 285's 55nm GPU actually bringing it higher clocks and lower temps, unlike with the GTX 260 Core 216 55nm.

At the price you can get a GTX 280 at, the GTX 285 is currently not worth it IMO.
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Old January 15, 2009, 05:52 AM
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Well Thanks SKY. Nice review first of all, just like the GTX295 one, you covered each and every aspect of it. Well well well.. it seems like a nice card really, performing next to the GTX 295 in most benches and tests and does have a small advantage over the GTX 280. It beats out the 4870 X2 is lots of benches/games.

I wonder what the price will be, but if they can keep it on the down low, like the GTX 295 is already over $500, they should keep this one more under it. In fact, they should let this card replace the GTX280 I think..

Time will tell..

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It beats out the 4870 X2 is lots of benches/games.
Did we read the same review? Only time I saw the 4870X2 lose was in nVidia stronghold games like Dead Space, and in the odd low resolution in others. Sure in a couple select cases the GTX 285 beat it out, but those are the same cases as always with the GTX 280.

Overall the GTX 285 was good, but its not in the 4870X2/GTX 295 leagues either, the 4870X2 and GTX 295 came out on top in 9/10 of the benches.

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Old January 15, 2009, 06:04 AM
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Actualy guys...I would buy this particular GTX 285 over a GTX 295 or HD 4870 X2 due to the fact that it won't have its hands tied if there isn't a dual GPU profile written for a certain newly-released game.
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Old January 15, 2009, 06:08 AM
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Actualy guys...I would buy this particular GTX 285 over a GTX 295 or HD 4870 X2 due to the fact that it won't have its hands tied if there isn't a dual GPU profile written for a certain newly-released game.
Dam your too quick for me. I added this info into my last post but now it makes more sense as a reply to your, well, reply.

Don't get me wrong the prospect of having a single GPU almost hitting the speeds of a SLi/CF-X'ed solution has it merits. It allows you to avoid the pitfalls of CF/SLi, while maintaining almost all the speed, but lets not kid ourselves, the GTX 295/4870X2 still hold the crown in most games.

The GTX 285 is a great solution for those who would like to avoid any CF/SLi headaches/pitfalls.
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Put that all aside guys did you see those overclocks what a MONSTER!! I was impressed with the 2.6Ghz clocks but 3.0GHz well that just takes the cake.

It might not be worth the money, but that card again is a freaking monster 192.5 GB/s 3.0GHz GDDR3

Great review SKY!!! you really showcased this card well.

One question though; the GTX280 used were the benchmarks conducted at stock clocks?

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Old January 15, 2009, 06:18 AM
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ALL other cards other than the GTX 260 216 and the vard being reviewed were at STOCK speeds. I will update the review to indicate this.
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someone with a watercooled GTX280 could overclock it to be around the 285.
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How far can you clock your GTX 280 on water?
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