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News Nvidia releases GeForce GTX 285 graphics card

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 15 Jan 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Overpriced.

    Other than that, nothing much to complain about.
     
  3. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Dont we wish new GPUs were cheaper :(

    Oh well. Ill pick up peoples used 280s now for dirt cheap.
     
  4. harveypooka

    harveypooka Fond of rumpots and crackpots

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    I complain that it has a dragon decal on it.
     
  5. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Hopefully price drop will happen on the GTX280 soon so I can do a step-up of my 260 and get the 280 for not much more :D
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    overpriced?

    flagships used to gofor 350 ish before the 8800GTX broke the market.
     
  7. Mcmonopoly

    Mcmonopoly What now?!

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    I was able to grab a BFG Tech 280 GTX OC for ~350 CAN including all taxes and shipping last week due to massive instant rebates and mail in rebates!!

    Pretty sweet deal!
     
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    Nice! Hopefully they will be sticking with 55nm now, and make strong push ahead. They've been playing around with 55nm for mid/high cards while their top of the lines have been bruteforcing it with the older process.

    On the other hand, my eVGA GTX280 Superclocked arrived on my doorstep yesterday afternoon for $191USD after my 20$ evga rebate. So I'm happy either way.
     
  9. Goty

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    The GTX285 is a useless product. Considering the lack of power savings and the fact that it still slots in the exact same place as the GTX280 performance-wise (between the GTX260/HD 4870 and the HD 4870X2), this product does nothing more than save NVIDIA a little money and is a complete waste for consumers.
     
  10. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    That seems to summarize nVidia's general strategy for the past 3 years.
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    if it's 10% faster for the same price as 280, and 280 drops 10% in price.... well... thats called progress.....
     
  12. Goty

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    ... and then the 280 disappears from the market. Like I said, the GTX285 is a pointless product for consumers.
     
  13. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Yes, but the Flagships are now the 4870x2 and the 295.
    The 4870x2 can be had for 320£ + vat, the 285 for 285 + vat, thats only 35£ less.
     
  14. Gunsmith

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    i havent followed the market since the GTX as tbh everything released after has been subjected to nvidias crap market re hashing strategy.
     
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