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Asus ENGTX285 TOP Review

ccokeman    -   January 15, 2009
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Specifications:

GPU
GTX 285
Fabrication Process
55 nm
Number of Transistors
1.4 Billion

Graphics Clock (Including dispatch, texture units, and ROP units)

 
670 MHz
Processor Clock (Processor Cores)
1550 MHz
Processor Cores
240

Memory Clock (Clock rate / Data rate)

1,300 MHz / 2,600 MHz
Memory Interface
512 bit
Total Memory Bandwidth
171.5 GB/s
Memory Size
1 GB
ROPs
32
Texture Filtering Units
80
Texture Filtering Rate
51.8 GigaTexels/sec
HDCP Support
Yes
HDMI Support
Yes (Using DVI-to-HDMI adaptor)
Connectors
2 x Dual-Link DVI-I 1 x 7-pin HDTV Out
RAMDACs
400 MHz
Bus Technology
PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor
Dual Slot
Power Connectors
2 x 6-pin
Max Board Power
183 watts
GPU Thermal Threshold1
105° C

 

Features:

  • 2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture:   Second generation architecture delivers 50% more gaming performance over the first generation through 240 enhanced processor cores that provide incredible shading horsepower.
  • 3-way SLI Technology:  Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI® technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s premier gaming solution under Windows Vista® with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
  • DirectX 10 Support:  Microsoft® DirectX® 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for today’s hottest games.
  • CUDA Technology:   NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding - delivering up to 20x performance over traditional CPUs.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support:   Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
  •  SLI Multi-Monitor support:  Switch seamlessly between multi-display desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming with SLI. And enjoy full multi-GPU support for dual-display capable 3D games such as World in Conflict, Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, and Flight Simulator X.
  •  GigaThread™ Technology:  Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next-generation shader programs.
  • NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
  • 16x Anti-aliasing Technology: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
  •  128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting: Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for anti-aliasing.
  • OpenGL 2.1 Optimization and Support  Provides top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
  • Dual Dual-link DVI Support:  Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).3
  • HDMI Output4: Support for HDMI output enables sending both high-definition video and audio signals to an HDTV via a single cable.
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology:  The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • Discrete, Programmable Video Processor:  PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with 100% offload of H.264 video decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.
  •  Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration:  Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray movie experience.
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch:  Dynamically provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies for spectacular picture clarity.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. Closer Look: Drivers and programs
  4. Specification & Features
  5. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  6. Testing: Far Cry 2
  7. Testing: Crysis-Warhead
  8. Testing: BioShock
  9. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  10. Testing: Dead Space
  11. Testing: Fallout 3
  12. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  13. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  14. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  15. Conclusion
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