Items tagged with GTX 285

Coming soon: HotHardware, Batman Edition! We kid, but really, what's going on with all the Batman-themed PC paraphernalia? Just a few days after MSI introduced what we thought would probably be the first and last Batman-related graphics card of all time, Zotac has risen from the ashes to prove us so-very-wrong. In what can only be described as a massive marketing push for the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, Zotac has also joined forces with the Dark Knight himself in order to product a limited edition GPU with Batman's blessing. The card is actually an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, but only 900 of... Read more...
Asus is no stranger to producing mighty NVIDIA-based GPUs, but the ROG MARS is something special. This limited edition card was first previewed a few months back, but most folks figured it was simply a proof of concept rather than a near-final card reader for shipment. Thankfully for those with fat wallets and an insatiable appetite for high frame rates, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) MARS custom-built graphics card is on its way to retail shelves, though we get the feeling it won't be there for long. In fact, Asus tells us that the card will only be sold in North America on a "first come, first... Read more...
EVGA has developed the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition graphics card. The card is designed to work with 2008 and 2009-era Mac Pro systems. It sports 1GB of DDR3 memory on board and offers two DVI ports, each capable of driving a 30-inch display at 2560 x 1600 resolution. As you would guess from its name, the card is based on Nvidia’s GeForce 285 graphics chip. The card will cost $450. Read on for full details in the press release below. EVGA Announces the EVGA GTX 285 Mac Edition EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge 3D processor graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer, announces the fastest... Read more...
While not quite out in time for our GTX 285 round-up, Sparkle's making sure you have just one more option when it comes time to lay out for a new NVIDIA GPU. The company's non-extravagant GeForce GTX 285 arrives in just two forms: a 1GB version and a 2GB version. According to the company, this card provides up to 30% faster performance than rivaling single-GPU solutions, but we're a bit wary of believing that blindly.At any rate, the specifications list shows a 648MHz core clock speed, GDDR3 memory, a 512-bit memory interface, 240 stream processors, a 1476MHz shader clock, PCI-Express 2.0 bus type,... Read more...
NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 285 about three months ago, and in our launch article, we found it to be a very strong product. As you are no doubt aware, the GTX 285 is a replacement for the GTX 280. The GT200B GPU at the heart of the GTX 285 is nearly identical to the GTX 280's GT200 GPU. The most significant difference between the two GPUs is that the GT200B is manufactured using a 55nm fabrication process while the GT200 is built on a 65nm process. Our testing showed that the GTX 285 performs only slightly better than the GTX 280 in some scenarios. At first, it seemed a little disappointing,... Read more...
About this time last week, MSI was busy outing a new pair of R4600 GPUs for use in HTPCs; this Friday, the company is introducing its first-ever graphics card to equip SuperPipe technology. What's SuperPipe, you ask? Good question! MSI's SuperPipe technology uses special 8mm thick heatpipes that are 60% thicker than traditional pipes, and they reportedly show about a 90% improvement in thermal efficiency. The N285GTX SuperPipe, which is based around NVIDIA's GTX 285, is the company's first card to tap into the newfangled cooling tech, but we have all ideas it won't be the last. For those unaware,... Read more...
Well, well -- it sure looks as if those water-cooled GeForce rumors from late last month were spot-on. Just weeks ago, BFG called "first!" with its liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce 295 GTX, and now Zotac is stepping in to complete the puzzle with its watercooling-ready GTX 285.The GeForce GTX 285 Infinity Edition pairs up NVIDIA's famed GPU with a high-performance water-block for higher than usual frame rates and lower than average temperatures. The unit is cooled by an all-copper water-block, which enables it to operate at higher clock frequencies while maintaining lower operating temperatures than... Read more...
If you consider yourself a graphics snob, there's a good chance you were still unimpressed by the performance doled out from NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 285. If so, help could soon be on the way. We're hearing reports that both Zotac and EVGA are currently working up water-cooled GTX 295 GPUs, with the former outfit also cooking up a liquid-assisted GTX 285. Granted, nothing on either of these is official just yet, but given the perpetual demand for more speed and higher frame rates, we certainly wouldn't put the idea beyond the realm of feasibility. Purportedly, the water-cooled GTX 285 could overcome... Read more...