GeForce GTX 280 Video Card Review

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

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

GeForce GTX 280Figure 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 280Figure 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 280Figure 10: Cooler.

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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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