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XFX GeForce GTX 280 XXX Edition - The Card

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 23, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: XFX

The Card


Upon pulling the card out of the box, that lime green glow really stands out on the card and the sticker of choice makes the card look simply awesome. Of course, compared to the ZOTAC GTX 280 AMP! Edition we looked at the other day, there isn't any other changes. XFX of course have opted to use the standard cooler which isn't unusual this early in the game. As the weeks and months go on, hopefully we see some companies begin to mix it up.



What was really cool about the XFX card is when you turn it around, they have another sticker. In the event that your case has a window, you can display the card you have loudly and proudly.



This really is just smart marketing as it lets people know the brand you have in your system and often makes them want it too.




As you would expect, looking around the card we have our two SLI connectors across the top while the back of the card shows a single PCI Express connector.



Looking at the I/O panel, we have our two Dual Link DVI connectors and single TV-Out port. Above that we have our exhaust outlet to get rid of the hot air.




As mentioned earlier, the XFX GTX 280 is a XXX model which means it's overclocked. We can see on the box that the core comes in at 670MHz which is 70MHz up from the standard 600MHz core clock. The Shader clock moves from 1296MHz to 1458MHz and the 1GB of GDDR3 comes in at a whopping 2500MHz.


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