GeForce GTX 280
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Release Period- Jun-2009
GeForce GTX 280 Review

Overview
GeForce GTX 280 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.


Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-302-A2 which has 10 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 240 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 602MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1107MHz.


Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 236W, it requires at least a 550W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the lower positioned GeForce GTX 275.
It is therefore even faster than the Fermi based GeForce GTX 460 768MB.


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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 280 Performance Specification
Core Speed
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units
Actual Shader
Performance
Direct X
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Max Power
PSU
Power Connector
GPU Details
602 MHz
Tesla G200-302-A2
1024 MB
1107 MHz
512 Bit
GDDR3
141.7GB/sec
0KB
65nm
80
48 GTexel/s
32
19 GPixel/s
240
332
DX 10
4.0
2.1
2560x1600
236 Watts
550 Watt & 40 Amps
2x 6-pin

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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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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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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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16:38 Jan-12-2013
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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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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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17:38 Jan-12-2013
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I live in Brazil and this VGA is expensive

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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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10:41 Dec-15-2012
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late reply.. but HD6670 is suitable for that cpu

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

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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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16:11 Aug-25-2012
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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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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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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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