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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 2GB OC Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

GIGABYTE ramps up the amount of memory and the core clock on this GTX 285. Let's see if these boosts do it any real favours.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 31, 2009 5:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)

 

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)

 

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit

 

Drivers: ForceWare 186.16

 

Today we'll be seeing how the GTX 285 2GB OC from GIGABYTE goes against the stock clocked 1GB GTX 285 from ASUS. We'll also see what kind of performance increase we get from the GTX 275.

 

One thing we'll also be looking at when comparing the two GTX 285s is whether or not the extra MHz and extra memory help compensate for the drop in memory MHz.

 

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

GIGABYTE GTX 285 2GB OC Graphics Card

 

Straight off the bat we can see the two GTX 285s perform quite similar to each other, with the GIGABYTE having a slight edge.

 

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