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55nm GT200: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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ASUS ENGTX285 TOP 1GB

ASUS also sent over a new GeForce GTX 285 card featuring its overclocked TOP designation.

The card obviously looks the same and has the same features as the reference boards and the BFG card shown on the previous page.  The ASUS card is also overclocked:

  • Core: 670 MHz vs 648 MHz stock
  • Shader: 1550 MHz vs 1476 MHz stock
  • Memory: 1300 MHz vs 1242 MHz stock

These frequency increases aren't as high as the BFG model we saw before but any free speed is good speed in our eyes.  We'll see how well the benchmarks show the BFG card's advantages. 

As I said, the ASUS card has the same feature set as the BFG model - the extras are also nearly the same though ASUS does include a leather-ish mouse pad that is rather small. 

November 13, 2011 | 10:01 AM - Posted by Eugeniy Uskov (not verified)

Hi there! I'm curently looking this card for purchaise. I'm making an upgrade for my dad's old pc, and it has the same card on board...And i decided to set em dual via SLI. thats why I'm asking you if you still have al least one of them and you have possibility to sell it to me.Please contact me!

have a nice day

December 7, 2011 | 03:49 AM - Posted by simoniddings

Thank you for such a comprehensive review! I was having a headache trying to find a graphics card to replace the one that burnt out in my old PC, and for someone who doesn’t know a thing about how such things work this was a hell of a good read. Now, time to find reviews for a new printer too!

Simon

February 23, 2012 | 04:52 AM - Posted by Christine Deverell (not verified)

With so many graphics cards and drivers coming from Nvidia and Radeon at such a fast rate, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes and updates. It is even harder to decide whether to change to the newer one because of compatibility issues. I think your review really helped me a lot. Thanks!
Christine

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