Reviews

Reviews

"We really like the GeForce GTX 285. Its performance is excellent, its power consumption is lower than the previous generation, especially while idling, and thanks to NVIDIA’s efforts PhysX and CUDA support now offer more tangible benefits to end-users than ever before."
"Both the BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB and the ASUS ENGTX285 TOP 1GB cards are terrific examples of what the new NVIDIA 55nm GT200 chip can offer in terms of performance, features and flexibility...With this release NVIDIA has taken back the single-GPU performance crown, though from itself, and put the HD 4870 cards in a slightly tougher spot than they had been before. It looks like NVIDIA's torrent of releases this winter is finally at an end; going out with a win is always a plus".
"The EVGA GTX 285 SSC is fast. If I could end this conclusion right there I would have since that one line pretty much sums up the theme of this review from start to finish. However, there is so much more to this card than that so we would be completely off our rockers if we didn’t mention that the 285 is also highly efficient and runs as quiet as a mouse for the most part...Even though we didn’t test a non-overclocked card, I think it is safe to say that the GTX 285 is currently the fastest single GPU card on the planet. As it stands, ATI just doesn’t have anything on their menu to compete with the GTX 285 since the HD 4870 1GB is woefully outgunned and the HD 4850 X2 is nowhere close to achieving widespread availability."
"It (GTX 285) has reduced power utilization, reduced temperatures, and has the ability to clock much higher than GeForce GTX 280s. The EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC takes the GTX 285 further and provides tangible gameplay improvements over a GeForce GTX 280...We can certainly say that the new GeForce GTX 285 is the fastest single-GPU video card solution out there."
"Image quality, stability and overall use were fantastic. Much like the ease of installation and user friendliness. So here's where I'm closing this review. Surely the GTX 285 is a bloody nice product, in fact the fastest single-GPU based product on the globe."
"The ENGTX285 TOP will remain in Asus's catalogue as their most powerful single GPU based graphics card so far. The DX10 performance is outstanding. It runs extremely cool and uses all of Nvidia's latest technologies. For now, the Geforce GTX 285 has taken the performance crown from AMD/ATI."
"GeForce GTX 285 is noticeably faster across the board with very few caveats, allowing it to enjoy every title at 1920x1200 with anti-aliasing enabled without issue, and frequently making 2560x1600 with AA switched on a possibility, even in the latest games. Add to that the usual extra goodies such as PhysX and CUDA support, and you certainly have yourself a very capable package. If you don't want to go down the multi-GPU route (and there are plenty of reasons to take that position, from cost through to power consumption and driver support), then the what we're looking at in the GeForce GTX 285 (and by association the subject of today's review, ASUS' ENGTX285) is undoubtedly the fastest single chip graphics board on the market."