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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card - The Card

The GTX 280 price continues to fall, so we take the time today to look at a stock clocked model from GIGABYTE.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 18, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

The Card


Pulling the card out of the box and straight away you notice the fact it uses the reference GTX 280 cooler. The cooler actually covers the card completely, including the front and back so there isn't a whole lot to see.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card


GIGABYTE have of course put a sticker on the main part of the cooler to let you know the brand and the model and they have also placed another sticker on the fan which mentions GIGABYTE again.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card


Looking around the card, everything is sitting where it's supposed to. We have 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E connectors sitting at the back of the card and towards the front under a rubber cover we have two SLI connectors hiding away.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card


The I/O department also doesn't hold any surprises with two Dual-Link DVI connectors present alongside a single S-Video TV-Out port. Above the connectors we have a vent that helps let some of the hot air escape.




The card as mentioned follows the reference design which means we have reference clocks. This puts the core at 602MHz, the shader at 1296MHz and the 1GB of GDDR3 memory at 2214MHz DDR.


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