Sitting somewhere between $300 and $350, the GTX 285 isn’t a mid-range card, but it is not quite at the power level that the GTX 295 and HD4870 X2 are.  At Legit Reviews there are two different models of 285 up for review, PNY’s GeForce GTX 285 is a stock card with 648MHz core, 1476MHz shader, and 2484MHz memory. In the other corner is the overclocked XFX GeForce GTX 285 Black Edition with 690MHz core, 1552MHz shader, and 2600MHz RAM.  As you might expect, this places the XFX card ahead in performance but it doesn’t mean you can guess where their overclocking experience took them.

“The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 video card proves to be a step in the right direction for NVIDIA in taming power consumption. The 55nm revision has enabled higher efficiency and increased overclocking overhead while still keeping thermals in check. I suspect in the near future we’ll see a few GeForce GTX 285s with lighter coolers and 3rd party PCBs to cut costs. The two cards reviewed today, the PNY GeForce GTX 285 and the XFX GeForce GTX 285 Black Edition, both consistently beat the PNY GeForce GTX 280 used for testing…”

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