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GeForce GTX 280 Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: June 16, 2008
Page: 2 of 11
Introduction (Cont’d)

As you could see, the new GeForce GTX 280 has an external looks similar to GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 9800, see Figures 5 and 6.

GeForce GTX 280
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Figure 5: GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 280.

GeForce GTX 280
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Figure 6: GeForce 9800 GTX (at the top), GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 280 (at the bottom).

We removed the video card cooler to take a look at the board, see Figures 7 and 8.

GeForce GTX 280
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Figure 7: GeForce GTX 280 printed circuit board.

GeForce GTX 280
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Figure 8: GeForce GTX 280 printed circuit board.

As you can see in Figure 7 the graphics processing unit (GPU) is really big. We show a close-up in Figure 9, see its codename “G200-300.”

GeForce GTX 280
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Figure 9: GeForce GTX 280 GPU.

In Figure 10, you can see the massive cooler used by this video card. As you can see it uses a big copper base, which is connected to the cooler aluminum fins by copper heat-pipes.

GeForce GTX 280
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Figure 10: Cooler.

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