GeForce GTX 280 Video Card Review


GeForce GTX 280, which is being released today, is the new high-end graphics processing unit from NVIDIA. In this review we are going to compare its performance with other high-end video cards we had available, namely the GeForce 9800 GX2, the GeForce 9800 GTX, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 and the Radeon HD 3870. Is this new video card really the fastest on the market today? Check it out.

We posted a separated article explaining in details the new architecture used on the GeForce GTX 200 series. So please read this article if you want to learn what is below the hood.

Let’s first take an overall look at the physical aspects of GeForce GTX 280.

GeForce GTX 280Figure 1: GeForce GTX 280.

GeForce GTX 280Figure 2: GeForce GTX 280.

GeForce GTX 280Figure 3: GeForce GTX 280.

GeForce GTX 280 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin auxiliary power connectors, as you can see in Figure 4. The maximum power consumption of this beast is 236 W.

GeForce GTX 280Figure 4: Power connectors.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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