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Old 03-09-09, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default GTX 260 vs 285

Hi,

I want to upgrade my graphics card. I am playing FEAR 2, Farcry 2, Deadspace, Left 4 Dead, and possibly Crysis Warhead. I have a 22 inch Samsung LCD with a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050. I wanted to know some peoples opinions about the GTX 285, given my display resolution. I have heard that the new GTX 55 nm cards are for big displays (atleast 24 inch). Would I be wasting my money on a 285 (or even a 295) versus a card like the 260 (I don't mention the 280 here because it's price is almost the same as the 285, and thus possibly redundant). What do you think? I hope that this thread sparks a conversation, because I would like to hear a number of peoples views.
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Old 03-09-09, 01:40 PM   #2
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For that resolution a GTX 285 seems alright. If you´re thinking of buying one i would suggest:

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6...-GTX-280/News/

...since the 285 gets pretty hot and is rather noisy with the fan at 100%.
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Old 03-09-09, 01:57 PM   #3
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Ok, how about this: for 1680 x 1050 which is better: 4870 1gb or 295 SSC edition? And by about how much in fps?
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Old 03-09-09, 04:26 PM   #4
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I had a GTX 260 that was crazy overclocked (756/1566/1242) and went to a crazy overclocked GTX 280 (738/1566/1260). At stock though a well overclocked GTX 260 can match it.

Why would you buy a GTX 285? Its indentical to the GTX 280 except for the higher clock speeds. You can easily use EVGA precision and bump any GTX 280 to the same clocks as a 285 and voila, free upgrade.
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Old 03-09-09, 04:30 PM   #5
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I wouldn't say you can bump up a GTX 280 to GTX 285 speeds that easily. The GPU may overclock to 650MHz, but NOT the shaders or memory. I tried to overclock my GTX 280 up to 1500MHz shader speed, and it would crash. Some GTX 280s may go that high, but it isn't guaranteed.
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Old 03-09-09, 04:32 PM   #6
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Well I don't own a 280 now, and given the roughly same price I figure I can buy a 285 and overclock that, thus with a better card overall. Plus, smaller architecture, less power consumption. I honestly don't want the most power hungry card in the industry in my computer (both 280 and 295). the 285 feels very comfortable. Any thoughts against the 4870 1GB?
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Old 03-09-09, 04:56 PM   #7
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Seemed like a good choice to me .
Fastest single chip solution, with future option for SLi x 2 or 3, Plus being Nvidia the option to have a dedicates physics card if wanted at a later date.

Plus the advatage of having a little better power usage to performance ration.

12 days and counting till I pick up my new system

Here's a little review on the cards
http://www.trustedreviews.com/graphi...rce-GTX-285/p1
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My 2 cents:

Everything is playable @ 1920x1200 on a GTX260 - 216 unless you're wanting to apply AA to Crysis and even then, you're likely going to need SLI for that anyways even with a 285.
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Everything is playable @ 1920x1200 on a GTX260 - 216 unless you're wanting to apply AA to Crysis and even then, you're likely going to need SLI for that anyways even with a 285.
Cryostatis @ 1920x1200 top quality with Shader model 4.1 runs like **** on my GTX 295.
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well thanks for all the input. i actually don't need help, i just wanted to hear what people have to say. i am going to go for the 285 SSC, i cant find the ftw anywhere. i didn't know this was a political forum, maybe if i post this thread on fox news they will offer some opinion on the gtx 285. anyway thanks for replying, but i still don't have my question answered (apart from Dreamweavernoob - apparently he dont like the prez - good luck in 2010 ).
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well thanks for all the input. i actually don't need help, i just wanted to hear what people have to say. i am going to go for the 285 SSC, i cant find the ftw anywhere. i didn't know this was a political forum, maybe if i post this thread on fox news they will offer some opinion on the gtx 285. anyway thanks for replying, but i still don't have my question answered (apart from Dreamweavernoob - apparently he dont like the prez - good luck in 2010 ).

What part of your question wasn't answered?
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Old 03-12-09, 07:23 AM   #12
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This was the question I didn't get a complete answer to:

"Ok, how about this: for 1680 x 1050 which is better: 4870 1gb or 295 SSC edition? And by about how much in fps?"
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