EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Superclocked Video Card

Alright check it out. Today we’re looking at
the EVGA GTX 285, but it’s not the regular version, it’s the super-clocked. Bam! They
put a sticker on the box and that changes everything. ‘Cause you get faster
frequencies which in turn means you’re obviously going to get better
performance. They pretty much overclock the core and the memory on these cards, they
don’t really overclock the shaders very much, but this is a bad card right here, Ok? If
you guys are running a nice, high end gaming system right now, whether it
be a Core 2 Duo or a Core 2 Quad base system, and you have Nvidia graphics, this is the
card that you probably want, or you want to get a second of, because two
of these is even better than one, as you can probably imagine. These cards
scale incredibly with the latest drivers from Nvidia, in SLI,
and in 3 way SLI as well, plus if you have, a really special board out there, and you
have 4 PCI Express slots, you could to the dedicated physics, plus
3 way SLI which is very nice. So, let’s talk a little bit about the specs of
this board. Now this is just the same thing the GT200 GPU, you can’t really see it, but
obviously it’s going to be right there, is where it’s located. It’s basically the
same thing as the GTX 280 of course, it is 55 NM though, so it does overclock
better, it has higher frequencies, and I’ll tell you what. You guys think this
is not really a big deal over the GTX 280, it definitely is. It’s got some insane
performance. Let’s talk a little bit about some of the specs. Now first of all, the GPU
on here regularly is at 648 MHz, on a regular reference card. This is 675
MHz. Now, AOU’s or Shaders, are also, again like I
said earlier, not really overclock, so you’re regularly at 1476 these remain at
the same If you want to overclock it yourself, feel free, you can. I’m not sure if
it’s included in the box with all these disks but I bet you anything that if you look in
this driver disk, there are maybe the EVG overclocking
precision… Precision overclocking tool. If not you can download it off their
website, very very simple to overclock your graphics
cards if you want to go above 1476 you can. The memory is usually at 2484, this is at
2538, so it’s faster as well. It’s still on that 512 MB memory bus, so the
memory interface is very wide, it’s 448 Bits on the GTX 260’s, and 275’s
and stuff like that. So, this is the full 512 bit interface which is
really nice to have. Now, let’s talk about some of the other
stuff. First of all, some of the requirements you’re going to
need on this card, especially if you’re going to run more than
one. It is a 2 by 6 pin card for power, so you’re going to need about 550 watts, Ok?
That’s what they recommend, if you want to do more than that, well,
you’re going to need about 750 to 800 watts and you’re going to need quite a bit of
amperage on 120 rail, so make sure you have enough PSU. Also when
you run double and triple SLI, what happens with this, is if you have an
older really nice power supply, it had those 8 pins, and sometimes they
weren’t the modular 8 pins, and then now that they switched back to
double 6 pins because power is…. Consumption has increased and improved
because of the value shrink going at 55 NM you run out of plugs. So, in the box, of
course, is usually you do have a Molex to 6 pin, and you have 2 of those in
case you want to do SLI or you need the 2nd one. I don’t recommend
you use these long term though. They’re not really the best, so make sure
your power supply is going to handle these cards. 505 watts,
about 40 amps on the 12 volt rail, 750 watts at about 65 amps if you want to do
two of them, you’re going to find different
recommendations on the web, depending on the quality of your power
supplies. It’s going to determine 500 watts is not enough on a no-name brand. But it
could be enough on a Corsair, or PC Power and Cooling. Another thing I
noticed about this card, is it’s got a big bright red side there.
Which is probably going to look pretty good in your case, I would imagine in SLI it’s
going to give you a little bit of color added to your case, besides that, it looks
like a reference card, they all have the same graphic on it. From EVG it looks like a
piston of some sort. There’s still a sticker there, sorry about
that. Let’s talk about everything else. PCI
Express 2.0, is what you’re going to be using on this
card, so it will be compatible with X16, regular or older PCI Express, no problem.
Dual, Dual Link DVI Eyes, it’s like a mouthful right there. So these
are dual linked DVI’s, and they are the Eye version which is analog
and digital. They’ll do, 2560 by 1600, at 60 hertz on 2 monitors, or
they’ll do 2048 by 1536 at 85 hertz on dual monitors. And if you want to do a
single monitor, up to 240 hertz at 2560 by 1600 so in the event that those
240 hertz TV’s come out down the road, you’ll be able to use them on there, on a
big, big, big TV. Obviously you got the little Audio Loop right
there and the cable is provided in the box, if you don’t know what that’s for, it is
very important and very useful. That’s what gets you the audio out your
HDMI. So if you use the HDMI DVI dongle that’s also provided in
the box, you’re going to get 7 channels of audio,
actually you’re going to get 8 channels of audio 7.1 through this HDMI
cable as long as you have that little tiny audio loop cable plugged in
without it you are not going to get it. Another thing to take note in this card is
that it is exactly 10.5 inches long, your pretty standard large video card size.
So they’re small video cards and there’s large ones, and these are the
big ones and these are 10.5, so make sure you have enough space inside of
your case. Now besides that, everything else here as far as options go is
the stuff that you’re used to seeing. Pure HD video with HDCP Support, and HDMI
support means that you can stream BluRay’s and HD DVD out the DVI to the
converter through your HDMI, to your TV. You have SLI of course, those
connectors are right up here. You also have PhysX capabilities, CUDA ready,
OpenGL 3.1. You also have DirectX 10 obviously,
and… What are we missing? That’s about it. That’s a lot of good stuff. Also, again like
I mentioned earlier, EVG overclocking tool, very simple to use, lots of great abilities
there to monitor fans speeds, and change them manually which is helpful if
you’re going to overclock. Set them to 60, going to be a little loud,
but you will get some frequency out of it, so very, very, good cards. Now if you have
any questions on these, feel free to email me right here, and that’s
it for this time. See you later guys. For more information on the EVGA GTX 285
Superclocked video card type in E145-283, into the the search engine of any of these
major retailers. For Computer TV I’m Albert.

4 thoughts on “EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Superclocked Video Card

  1. I got a stock speed one to but I overclocked it to:
    Core: 713mhz
    Shader: 1678mhz
    Mem: 2666mhz
    Lol shredded
    (Mine is the Palit 2GB)
    3Dmark06 score: 19966
    CPU: Q9550 2.83ghz @ 3.7ghz

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