NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Unveiled

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Unveiled @ Hot Hardware

“Today NVIDIA is launching yet another high-end 3D graphics offering, an optimized version of their top shelf GeForce GTX 280 single GPU card, dubbed the GeForce GTX 285. This new GeForce is a die-shrunk version of the legacy GTX 280 with lower power consumption characteristics that don’t require an 8-pin PCI Express connector, rather just a pair of more standard 6-pin plugs.”



“The Asus ENGTX285 did what it was supposed to do, become the fastest single GPU run through the OverclockersClub suite of gaming benchmarks. Other than an anomaly in BioShock, this card ran faster than the competition. It should have, it is after all an overclocked version of the GTX 285. The fan seemed to be not as loud as in the past but it could be just my old ears not hearing as well as they once did.”

AMD Phenom II X4 940

AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ Digit-Life

“First of all, these tests show that the competition in the CPU market is growing interesting again. Phenom II is evidently a success. Moreover, in a number of tasks we can speak about it even without mentioning prices.”

Gigabyte EX58-UD5

Gigabyte EX58-UD5 @ Neoseeker

“It consistently took the top spot for stock speed results in the majority of tests; and it was almost always in second place – and several times in first place – for the overclocked tests, even though the MSI X58 Eclipse was running the Core i7 920 processor at a slightly higher overclocked speed (4.05GHz vs. 4.03GHz).”

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 @ TechPowerUp

“NVIDIA’s latest addition to their graphics card lineup is based around the 55 nanometer GT200b. The new card offers more performance, consumes less power and is quieter than the previous model. Yet these improvements cost you a premium of about $70 over the GTX 280. Is that price justified?”

ASUS Rampage Extreme

ASUS Rampage Extreme @ TBreak

“Extreme is the word used to define something that exceeds anything normal. And what we have with us today to review is anything but normal. An Asus motherboard on a Rampage is the Asus Rampage Extreme that has it all. This board simply demands you take it seriously, or else…”

ECS X58B-A Black Series

ECS X58B-A Black Series @ Bjorn3D

“Recently, Intel has been releasing new computer related technologies so quickly that PC builders like myself are having a hard time keeping up with them. Intel’s latest offering, Core i7, a new processor lineup has brought on a slew of new motherboards for all kinds of users.”

Biostar TPower N750 nForce 750a

Biostar TPower N750 nForce 750a @ PCStats

“Today though PCSTATS is testing an unlikely marriage of an nVidia chipset and an AMD socket AM2 processor – say hello to the nVidia nForce 750a SLI integrated graphics chipset! The Biostar TPower N750 motherboard is based on the single chipset Nvidia 750A SLI Media Communications Processor (MCP), which means this board supports two NVIDIA Geforce videocards in SLI.”

ECS Elitegroup GeForce 6100PM-M2

ECS Elitegroup GeForce 6100PM-M2 @ OCModShop

“The funny thing about how expensive technology is, is that as soon as you buy something that costs $300, it’s automatically obsolete and is worth roughly 1/3 of the original price. Actually, it was pretty much obsolete the moment you bought it.”

Intel DG45FC

Intel DG45FC @ ASE Labs

“When people think about ITX, there are a few stigmas that come to mind. The first is that there is limited choice. The second is that performance is lacking. While these two points may have been true in the past, no longer is ITX relegated to the specific niche crowd. Intel has been releasing ITX boards for a long time and their latest releases have come a long way.”