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[TPU] ASUS Preparing GeForce GTX 285 Ultimate

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ASUS is reportedly preparing a new variant in its GeForce GTX 285 lineup: the ENGTX285-UL/HTDI/1GD3 "Ultimate". ASUS seems to have done away with using the "TOP" branding to denote the fastest variant in a given graphics card series. ASUS stuck with the NVIDIA reference design for this variant, while looking to squeeze out the most factory overclocking the reference design has to offer.

The ASUS GeForce GTX 285 Ultimate boasts clock speeds of 712/1620/1380 MHz (core/shader/memory). The card finds competition in EVGA's GeForce GTX 285 FTW, which has similar, albeit slightly higher clock speeds. The rest of its specifications remain standard, having the 55 nm G200b core, 240 stream processors, 1 GB of GDDR3 memory across a 512-bit wide memory bus, and support for 3-way SLI. ASUS may look to price it in the US $449 price point.

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I was hoping for a better cooler on it, like they done with the tri fan 4870X2. At the end of the day, it is not superior to the 285 FTW
    
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Oooh for a 10% increase where you pay upwards of $50 or more... Sigh.
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Oooh for a 10% increase where you pay upwards of $50 or more... Sigh.
Are you new to the graphics market

Kidding, but seriously being the fastest single card is a pretty awesome thing. Not everyone enjoys the dualies.
post #5 of 14
No, I'm not and I thought this was OCN. Buying the cheapest component and making it just as fast/faster than the high-end gear for cheaper.

Guess this is BuyTheFastestMostExpensiveBarelyOverclock.net
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The stickers on these cards are so cheesey and kiddyish. I'd peel it off and leave it nice and black.
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The stickers on these cards are so cheesey and kiddyish. I'd peel it off and leave it nice and black.
but dude, horses and lightning totally double your fps in any game.
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Asus is a bit confusing. For example, their 4870x2 TOP which is factory overclocked uses the stock cooler (and runs silly hot).

My 4870X2 tri-fan runs at stock clocks but has amazing temps. they should have inverted them...
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post #9 of 14
$450?
gtx 295 is $500. what a rip off
at $350 the regular gtx285 is well priced but $100 more, please.
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post #10 of 14
I picked up mine for $100 less. Sure the overclock is lower on my BFG but not $100 lower. Sorry Asus I don't see 'success' here for you.
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