55nm GT200: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB Review
BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB
As I said before, I got in a pair of GTX 285 graphics boards the day before this launch, one of which is the new BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB card seen below.
Ah yes, last minute box design.
The card and cooler design are basically identical to that of the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260+ cards released last year. Slight tweaks have been made for noise reduction and card spacing/installation issues though to prevent any possible motherboard incompatibilities.
The card is overclocked:
- Core: 712 MHz vs 648 MHz stock
- Shader: 1620 MHz vs 1476 MHz stock
- Memory: 1332 MHz vs 1242 MHz stock
These are some pretty significant overclocks on top of the default reference speeds on the GTX 285 that are already faster than the original GTX 280 speeds!
UPDATE: BFG apparently has had some issues with yields at these speeds and we got an email THIS MORNING that the clocks were being pulled back on the OCX model. The new clocks will be 702 MHz/1584 MHz/1332 MHz, respectively. The changes shouldn't result in too dramatic a shift in the performance numbers we are showing you in this piece though.
The GTX 285 still features a pair of dual-link DVI connections and an S-Video/HDTV output on the rear connectors.
Both standard 2-Way and 3-Way SLI are supported on the GTX 285.
Here's the good news again: the GTX 285 only (err...only) requires a pair of 6-pin power connectors instead of a 6-pin and an 8-pin.
BFG includes your standard accessories in the box.