Originally Posted by Monnie Rock
I would step-up to the 285 from my 280's but only one problem. EVGA does not allow me to step-up my SSC280 to a SSC285. I can only step-up to a Vanilla 285 reference clocked version.
Step-up was the whole reason I paid a little extra for an EVGA card
You would still come out ahead as the 285 will overclock higher than the 280 SSC and consume less power and run cooler doing it. However, I wouldn't pay very much to step up for such a minimal return unless you're just dying to use your step-up.