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Galaxy GeForce GTX 285 Overclocked Graphics Card - The Card

Galaxy has taken the time to overclock the GTX 285 and we see exactly what this does for the cards performance.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 6, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Galaxy

The Card

 

As with all GTX 285 cards we've looked at since its release, Galaxy hasn't done anything to the cooler. We can see that it manages to take up the whole card from left to right and top to bottom.

 

Galaxy GTX 285 Overclocked Graphics Card

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On the right side we can see the fan that pushes the cool air over the GPU while Galaxy has of course added their own spice to the unit with the help of a sticker that lets us know the brand, model and has a similar picture to what we saw on the front of the box.

 

Galaxy GTX 285 Overclocked Graphics Card

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With the cooler looked at, it's time to have a closer look at the card itself. Towards the back of the card we have our power connectors which come in the shape of two 6-pin PCI Express connectors. Next to these we can see a smaller connector; this is for the S/PDIF loopback cable so that you can get sound through the HDMI convertor that is provided.

 

Galaxy GTX 285 Overclocked Graphics Card

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Moving closer to the front of the card, we have two SLI connectors which allow us to have a maximum of three of these cards running together. We have learned from

 

our Tri-SLI tests that this is the fastest VGA setup you can have.

 

Galaxy GTX 285 Overclocked Graphics Card

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Checking out the I/O side of things, we find two Dual-Link DVI connectors and a TV-Out port. Above these connectors we can see the vents that let the hot air escape from the card, helping keep the GPU as cool as possible.

 

Specifications

 

As we saw mentioned on the front of the Galaxy box, this GTX 285 is of course overclocked. We can see that Galaxy has given us a core clock of 695MHz which is up on the stock 648MHz clock that we see on cards following the reference speeds.

 

Galaxy GTX 285 Overclocked Graphics Card

 

We can also see the shader clock has moved from 1476MHz to 1500MHz and the 1GB of GDDR3 memory sitting on that 512-bit bus moving from 2484MHz to 2500MHz.

 

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