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ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card (Page 3)

Shawn Baker | Feb 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 41 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ASUS

The Card

Upon pulling the card out of the box, there isn't anything that we haven't seen before as far as the overall shape goes. While the card may be overclocked, it still uses the same default cooler that is present on most GTX 285 cards at the moment.

ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

Where it does differ, though, is with the sticker of choice. We again see our warrior that we saw on the front of the box with the ASUS logo seen at the bottom corner and the fan. It does tend to take a while for companies to mix it up as far as cooler designs go and some don't even bother.

ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

Looking around the card, we see our two 6-pin PCI-E connectors at the back of the card, while next to that we see another smaller connector; this uses the S/PDIF loopback-cable which helps get sound through the HDMI dongle.

ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

Closer to the front of the card we have our two SLI connectors which give us the ability to use up to three of these bad boys. As one of our recent articles showed, to date the GTX 285 in a Tri-SLI configuration is the fastest setup available.

ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

Following the reference design as far as the PCB goes, there isn't any surprises with two Dual-Link DVI connectors present and our standard TV-Out port. The top of the card also has a number of vents which let the hot air escape out the back of your case.

Specifications

As the card carries with it the TOP naming, it is of course overclocked out of the box. Compared to the stock model we've got some pretty good clocks on our hand; the core has been bumped up from 648MHz to 670MHz, the memory from 2284MHz DDR to 2600MHz DDR and the shader clock from 1476MHz to 1550MHz.

ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

At the moment, though, these are just numbers. What we need to find out is how this translates into real world performance. Let's get onto the next page and see exactly what we have going on here.

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