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Old 09-10-09, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default GTX 260 & GTX 285?

Guys a mate of mine had a GTX 260 ... Hes just upgraded to a GTX 285 ... He swears blind that even with the exact same in game settings the graphics are better using a GTX 285 compared to a GTX 260 ... I said it cant be because they are built on the same architecture.

To clear thing up would there be any visual difference between a GTX 260 & a GTX 285 if you where using the exact same monitor & the exact same in game settings?
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Old 09-10-09, 07:10 PM   #2
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Is he sure whatever game he is playing did not autodetect to higher settings? The visual quality at identical settings will be the same on both cards.
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Is he sure whatever game he is playing did not autodetect to higher settings? The visual quality at identical settings will be the same on both cards.
^ Yep.

Its the same card, with a little less speed and 24 of the 240 cores disabled. The visual "quality" is identical from card to card, the framerate will be a little slower on the 260.

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It's all in his head. LOL @ him.
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Old 09-15-09, 08:59 AM   #5
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It's all in his head. LOL @ him.
Yea, sounds like the placebo effect to me.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:30 AM   #6
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Default Re: GTX 260 & GTX 285?

He should have bought another gtx 260.. but still u have to play at very high resolution and have a quite powerful cpu that wont hold u back ,otherwise u wont see much difference gtx260 -> gtx285
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Old 09-25-09, 10:58 AM   #7
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He should have bought another gtx 260.. but still u have to play at very high resolution and have a quite powerful cpu that wont hold u back ,otherwise u wont see much difference gtx260 -> gtx285
I had a stock 260 192 and upgraded to a stock 285. The 285 benches approximately 40% faster. As one might imagine, yes you can definitely tell the difference on GPU framerate limited games. Granted, that's only 5 or 6 titles, but still, 40% improved performance is quite a bit.
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Yea, sounds like the placebo effect to me.
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I had a stock 260 192 and upgraded to a stock 285. The 285 benches approximately 40% faster. As one might imagine, yes you can definitely tell the difference on GPU framerate limited games. Granted, that's only 5 or 6 titles, but still, 40% improved performance is quite a bit.
I'm about to be dropping in a 285 in place of my 260 too... that's good to hear

I'm 100% positive things won't look any better though... kind of wish I had a mobo that supports SLI. Another 260 would have been a much bigger performance increase and way cheaper.
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