GeForce GTX 280
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GeForce GTX 280 Review
GeForce GTX 280 is a high-end GFX based on the 65nm variant of the 2008, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT200 A2 Core and offers 240 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 28 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 602MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1107MHz.
Compared to GeForce GTX 275, it only performs up to 4% better, since its central unit runs at lower frequencies but offers extra bandwidth. However, it only consumes around 7% more power.
Some of today's modern demanding games are playable at the highest settings smoothly but most will have to be played with reduced settings. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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GeForce GTX 280 Performance Specification
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602 MHz
Tesla GT200 A2
1024 MB
1107 MHz
512 Bit
GDDR3
141.7GB/sec
0KB
65nm
80
48 GTexel/s
32
19 GPixel/s
240
DX 10
4.0
2.1
2560x1600
236 Watts
550 Watt & 40 Amps
None
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phat71
20:23 Nov-09-2013
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Pretty interesting to look back, and see how fast tech is developing. In 2009 this was the top, and oddly enough it's pricing was around the same of the CURRENT king of GPU's, the GTX 780ti. Although in terms of performance, mid range 150$ cards can demolish this former beast, and you can actually find 280s for under 50$ online :P. The only problem I see is that tech is advancing far far faster with each year, and soon we won't be able to keep up with the upgrades. High-class GPUs one year will be mid-level or even low in only a year or 2..

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Phantasy
02:08 Jun-03-2013
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My card beating the almighty gtx 280, impressive. I remember when this card was a beast back in 09.

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hugodebia
16:30 Jan-12-2013
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I have the FX6100 95w, mb 95w And power 500w real is there any problem I buy this VGA ?

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freezingmars
16:38 Jan-12-2013

But why would you want to buy this today?It has a huge power consumption dx10,OpenGL2.0,Shader 4.0 etc it is not comparable to med-higher end cards of today since they have much better technology, so it's better to go for the latest range of nvidia or amd GPU's than this.

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Aditya009
16:38 Jan-12-2013
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go for gddr5 like XFX hd7850 or hd 7870 or gtx 560ti ,650,660,660ti :) :)

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hugodebia
17:38 Jan-12-2013
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I live in Brazil and this VGA is expensive

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SyedFarhan98
05:43 Nov-29-2012
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Hi. What is the best graphic card for AMD Athlon II X2 270 3.4GHz ?

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Kazelethon
10:41 Dec-15-2012

late reply.. but HD6670 is suitable for that cpu

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sergiu0426
11:59 Nov-10-2012
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Why is this graphic card considered better than mine

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Srdjan95
13:44 Nov-10-2012
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Perhaps because your Core Speed ​​and Memory Speed ​​smaller than those of the HD 6770 and because HD 6770 is DDR5.But I think it's your graphics card better than HD 6770th especially due to Memory Bandwidth. Sorry for bad english.:D

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Mazasrb
16:11 Aug-25-2012

Definitely not choice for today..Huge power consumption like oven,DX10,OpenGL2.0,Shader 4.0.One should definitely go for newer no matter what.

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NormDox
00:12 May-03-2011
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so much power for a graphic card that didnt even got competition today

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13:13 Mar-17-2011
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Hey, im currently thinking of buying the game crysis 2 for PC and i have a GeForce GTX 260 GPU and on the Game specs list it reccomends the GeForce GTX 280 I can still use it but on lower setting right?

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Paulos
19:26 Mar-15-2011
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The review isnt really a reaview, just information on the manufacture of the cards chips…..

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