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Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 Review - Fastest Graphics card in Planet

17 June 2008 5

NVIDIA launched a new architecture graphics cards Nvidia Geforce GTX 280/260.
The Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 is built on a 65nm process and has 1.4 billion transistors.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 Pros

  1. Fastest Graphics Card
  2. Overall performance in comparison to 8800GTX
  3. Energy Efficient Very low power consumption at idle state
  4. Accelerated CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) software

Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 Cons

  1. Still No support for DirectX 10.1
  2. Little Performance enhancement compared to the 9800 GX2
  3. Noise
  4. High Price not worthy 9800 GX2 still better option

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 Price in India - Not available

Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 Specification

GPU Core Engine Specification:

  • Processor Cores 240
  • Graphics Clock (MHz) 602 MHz
  • Processor Clock (MHz) 1296 MHz
  • Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 48.2

Memory Specs:

  • Memory Clock (MHz) 1107 MHz
  • Standard Memory Config 1GB GDDR3
  • Memory Interface Width 512-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 141.7

Feature Support:

  • NVIDIA SLI®-ready1 2-/3-way
  • NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology2 HD
  • NVIDIA PhysXTM-ready3
  • NVIDIA CUDATM Technology
  • HybridPowerTM Technology4
  • GeForce Boost Microsoft DirectX 10 OpenGL 2.1
  • Bus Support PCI-E 2.0 x16
  • Certified for Windows Vista

Display Support:

  • Maximum Digital Resolution 2560 X 1600 Maximum
  • VGA Resolution 2048 X 1536
  • Standard Display Connectors 2 dual-link DVI and 1 analog HDTV-out
  • Multi Monitor (# of displays) 2
  • HDCP5
  • HDMI6 Via Adapter
  • Audio Input for HDMI SPDIF

Graphics Card Size: Height 4.376 inches (111 mm) Length 10.5 inches (267 mm) Width Dual-slot Thermal and Power Specs: Maximum GPU Temperature 105C Maximum Graphics Card Power 236W Minimum System Power Requirement 550W Supplementary Power Connectors One 8-pin + one 6-pin

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