XFX GEFORCE GTX285 XXX EDITION
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The Fight between the Red and Green camp has been waged for over a decade with both companies taking the crown of the fastest produced graphics card from time to time. Not too long ago when the GTX series of graphics accelerators first came into the market NVIDIA managed to once again hold the first place for the most powerful graphics card in the market, however ATI managed to counterattack with the 4870x2 graphics card which although it was a dual core graphics accelerator it was the fastest card on the planet. NVIDIA still held the single core fastest card crown with the GTX280 model but that was not enough for the green camp. So NVIDIA has just released the new single core GTX285 and the new dual core GTX295 graphics cards and has now both the single and dual core fastest cards on the planet. Today we will be taking a look at the Geforce GTX285 model made by XFX, one of the leading graphics cards manufacturers in the world.
XFX dares to go where the competition would like to, but can’t. That’s because, at XFX, we don’t just create great digital video components—we build all-out, mind-blowing, performance-crushing, competition-obliterating video cards and motherboards. And, not only are they amazing, you don’t have to live on dry noodles and peanut butter to afford them. XFX is a division of PINE Technology Holdings Limited, a leading manufacturer and marketer of innovative solutions for the worldwide gaming technologies market. Founded in 1989, PINE designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance video graphics technology and computer peripherals. The company’s dedicated research and development team are continually pushing the limits to meet the demands of the ever-growing and performance-driven community. Headquartered in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR), PINE has more than 1,000 employees worldwide with 16 offices around the globe. PINE also maintains four state-of-the-art research and development facilities in the Asia Pacific region and two factories in Mainland China.
XFX manufactures 3 different version of the GTX285 card, the normal version with the stock clocks, the XXX version which comes pre-overclocked and the Black version which comes even more heavily overclocked than the XXX version. The first XFX card on our table is the XXX variant of the GTX285 model which has a core clock of 670MHz and a memory clock of 2500MHz. Since even the normal GTX285 version is lightning fast one can only imagine what the XXX version will be like. Since the GTX285 series is made with an 55nm process and is considered to be very good when it comes to overclocking i can't help but to wonder how well it will perform in that area.