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Thanks for that info, lins...I was really curious to see the difference. How much difference is there between my 4870 512mb and a 285?
My bad. 5830 and gtx285 draws about the same power.
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GTX285! one beast of a card!
It's awesome in SLI, too.
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My bad. 5830 and gtx285 draws about the same power.
It also looks like the 4870 was quite a hog as well. The 285 pulls only 8 watts more than my 4870 on full load....and the 285 uses less power at idle. That means I will likely be saving juice if I make the upgrade. That is cool.
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I got the GTX285 for $100 and all I gotta say is WOW. I went from having 2XAA and 4XAF with occasional stutters on my 4870 512mb... all the way up to 8XAA and 16XAF with NO stutters on this 285.

Looks like this "$30 upgrade" worked out rather well.
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285 > 5830 = 4890

You made a good choice.
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