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Leadtek releases GeForce GTX 285 info

Leadtek releases GeForce GTX 285 info

This morning, Leadtek has pre-announced Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285, ahead of its official unveiling next week.

CES 2009: This morning, Leadtek has pre-announced Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 - the 55nm replacement for the GeForce GTX 280 - ahead of its official unveiling next week.

The card, which is based on Nvidia's 55nm GT200b GPU features a 240 stream processors and a 512-bit memory interface backing out onto 1GB of GDDR3 memory.

Leadtek has disclosed core and memory clocks - 648/2,484MHz respectively - but the all important shader clock remains a mystery at the moment. However, doing some quick calculations based on the GeForce GTX 280's clock speeds, we can expect it to hit close to 1,400MHz.

This should give it a reasonable performance improvement over the 65nm GeForce GTX 280 and there should also be some power savings as well.

A pair of GT200b chips are also featured in Nvidia's newly announced GeForce GTX 295, which took back the performance crown from AMD today in a fairly convincing manner.

In reality, it should perform similarly to BFG Tech's GeForce GTX 280 H2OC graphics card, but in order to reach those speeds, BFG needed to watercool the 65nm GT200 GPU - we'll be looking at how the GeForce GTX 285 performs in due course.

There's no word on pricing yet, but for now, you can discuss these details in the forums.

Leadtek releases GeForce GTX 285 info

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g3n3tiX 9th January 2009, 00:31 Quote
Interesting...but I fear it is going to cost a bit too much for my budget.

Still, better performance, and lower heat emissions are very good news. The art on the card is not that bad either !
Jodiuh 9th January 2009, 05:02 Quote
Wow, excellent sticker.
Denis_iii 9th January 2009, 10:40 Quote
won't it cost lest due to the smaller manufacturing process....?
Paradigm Shifter 9th January 2009, 10:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
won't it cost lest due to the smaller manufacturing process....?

Probably for them. For the end-user, price drops aren't so likely. :(

Depends on what yields are like on the new process, too. Better yields might mean price drops...
[USRF]Obiwan 9th January 2009, 11:11 Quote
so its a 280GT then?
tank_rider 9th January 2009, 13:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]so its a 280GT then?

No it's actually faster than the old 280GTX, the GT versions are usually slower.
wuyanxu 9th January 2009, 13:09 Quote
let's see: costs less to manufacture, looks like a cheaper heatsink, just like 55nm gtx260 and higher clock speed.

so nVidia jacks up this gtx285 price due to higher clock speed, while the card is cheaper to manufacture. seems like win-win for nVidia.

come on ATI, bring us something like 4970 1GB to make this drop within acceptable price range.
Redbeaver 9th January 2009, 15:30 Quote
hmm.... $450 for 295 or $400 (can't be less.... can it?) for 285.

sounds like a no brainer for me.

unless this comes out in $350........




man i remember buying a geforce ti4400 for roughly that price range.
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