Galaxy Geforce GTX 285 with 2,048 MB and Arctic Cooling VGA cooler
Graphics cards with custom PCB designs, optimized cooling and 2,048 MiByte memory are a trend. By now Nvidia left the layout up to the partners and they are making use of the possibility - like Galaxy with a triple fan cooler and 2,048 MiByte VRAM.
The Geforce GTX 285 from Galaxy is taking form: besides a triple fan cooler, which we reported about already, the card is said to come with 2,048 MiByte GDDR3 VRAM. The memory is said to work with fast 0.8 nanoseconds and is linked with 512 bit.
The cooler comes from Arctic Cooling and has five heatpipes as well as three PWM fans that run with up to 2,000 rpm. The Accelero Extreme is also specified for the GTX 280.
The core of the Galaxy GTX 285 is said to run at 648 MHz. Rumors say that the memory will be clocked to 1,242 MHz. If this is the case both frequencies would match the default values specified by Nvidia. Latencies are, like details about the number of Shader ALUs, not available, but will probably match the default values, too.
As a gimmick Galaxy delivers the card with a Dual BIOS. With a tool the frequencies and fan speeds will be adjustable. A recovery function prevents fatal problems. The GPU and the memory are supplied via a digital voltage converter. The default design has six analog phases.
In our gallery you can find pictures of the retail version with 2 GiByte and of an Engineering Sample with one GiByte. Prices and availability have not been announced yet.
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