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Old December 15, 2009, 04:51 AM
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Default EVGA GeForce GTX 280 vs 275

I have a problem. My videocard EVGA GeForse GTX 280 has stopped working (guarantee time). So I canít decide is this EVGA GeForsce GTX 257 is as good as 280 or not. In store they said that 275 is better than 280 and 275 is the only one that they can give me.
I read from internet that 285 is made to replace 280.
Iím not expert of all this and now Iím confused.
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Old December 15, 2009, 06:19 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

The GTX280's are basically discontinued, so I can understand why they cannot replace yours. The 275 isn't a bad step up, but in terms of performance its fairly similar, although that depends on your resolution (280 is still better at high resolution I believe). That being said, a 275 should run cooler and quieter than the older 280, so if theyre offering to give you a 275 for free to replace your broken 280, I'd say go for it . GTX285's were made to replace the 280's, but theyre a good deal more expensive - I doubt you could convince those that are handling your warranty replacement to give you one, but you can always try.
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Old December 15, 2009, 09:16 AM
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Or make a deal with them to give them monies on top to make up for it.
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Old December 15, 2009, 09:54 AM
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One of my Buddies has a 275 and he really likes it compared to the 280 it replaced, if that helps.
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Old December 15, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Yeah. I think it's supposed to be slightly faster, quieter and uses less power.
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Technically they should give you a GTX285 to replace it with. The 285 was the replacement for the GTX280.
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Old December 15, 2009, 11:57 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

The GTX280's are basically discontinued, so I can understand why they cannot replace yours. The 275 isn't a bad step up, but in terms of performance its fairly similar, although that depends on your resolution (280 is still better at high resolution I believe). That being said, a 275 should run cooler and quieter than the older 280, so if theyre offering to give you a 275 for free to replace your broken 280, I'd say go for it . GTX285's were made to replace the 280's, but theyre a good deal more expensive - I doubt you could convince those that are handling your warranty replacement to give you one, but you can always try.
275 is actually faster and with a slight bump in clocks will actually match or beat the 285. Check the review thread from earlier this summer there was already a lengthier discussion and with benchie links.
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Old December 15, 2009, 11:58 AM
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275 is actually faster and with a slight bump in clocks will actually match or beat the 285. Check the review thread from earlier this summer there was already a lengthier discussion and with benchie links.
But presumably the 285 can be bumped above stock as well? And then be out of reach of a 275? I don't recall those discussions, memory fail.

Either way, a 275 or 285 would be a great replacement for your 280, but try and force them to give you a 285 if you can
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Of course but the price difference back then was $100+ for 2-3 more fps. Not sure what they go for now. Well as for the OP if you can get the 285 that would be great but the 275 would actually be a small upgrade as well.
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Old December 15, 2009, 12:41 PM
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GTX 275 with newer GT200b chip is a step forward from 280, I remember almost getting 280, glad I didn't.

edit: it's weird, when I created a similar topic in April, the majority were leaning towards GTX 280.

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