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Old August 27, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Default If I get a GTX 285, which one to get?

I will be upgrading soon to an i7 920, new mobo, Video card and RAM. In the meantime I may need to get the Video Card first as I am passing on my XFX 8800GTX to a good home and this commitment may happen before I am ready to spring for all the parts for my build.

That being said, what GTX 285 should I get?

I was looking at this one;

NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 285 648MHZ 1024MB 2.484GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 01G-P3-1180-AR In Canada.
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Old August 27, 2009, 07:53 PM
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While I have that particular 285 card myself (I stepped up to it), I'd honestly look at a GTX275 for $100 cheaper. Minimal frame rate difference.

NCIX.com - Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked 648MHZ 896MB 2.376GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1171-AR In Canada.

GeForce GTX 275 Roundup (Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, Sparkle, BFG)
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Old August 27, 2009, 08:11 PM
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another vote for the GTX275! I'm loving it...
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Old August 27, 2009, 08:21 PM
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If you can afford the additional $100 for the 285 go for it...as Sugar points out...minimal framerate difference, but if your gaming on a 1920 x 1200 and like AA / AF...you'll be better off with it.
1. Higher Bandwidth (159 GB/Sec vs 129)
2. 512 Bit vs 448 Bit
3. 1 GB VRam vs 896 MB

As far as which one to get...I tend to stick to either the SC or SSC versions...I've found they will generally get to FTW speeds and beyond no problems, however....no guarentees either...just better "odds"...
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If ya want to go all out and want the fastest single GPU at 2560 x 1600 then go for the GTX 285 2GB FTW.
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Old August 27, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Any one of the EVGA ones.
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I'd say get the GTX 260 Core 216 SC for about $180 (it is comparably to the GTX 280). Save your money, and when the new GPUs come out, buy that and use the GTX 260 as the dedicated physX card. That'd be a awesome system.
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I'd say get the GTX 260 Core 216 SC for about $180 (it is comparably to the GTX 280). Save your money, and when the new GPUs come out, buy that and use the GTX 260 as the dedicated physX card. That'd be a awesome system.
Would be even more awesome to use the GTX 285 as the physX card.
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If ya want to go all out and want the fastest single GPU at 2560 x 1600 then go for the GTX 285 2GB FTW.
What about the 1GB FTW? Doesn't it have higher shaders and memory speed than the 2GB FTW? I would imagine that it would perform better in most games.
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I'd say get the GTX 260 Core 216 SC for about $180 (it is comparably to the GTX 280)
.....huh...........the 275 is better described as "near par" with a 280..."must have read it in Toms Review".....
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