Cementing First Place - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285


The Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition 1GB GDDR3

The Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition 1GB GDDR3

Despite the fact that the GeForce GTX 285 already boasts some impressive clock speeds, Zotac somehow saw fit to boost them even further. The Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition is the latest addition to their AMP! Edition of factory-overclocked cards and its clock speeds are rather impressive - 702MHz at the core, 2592MHz DDR at the memory and 1512MHz at the shaders. This should really give us some compelling performance.

Other than the increased clock speeds, the Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition looks no different from all other GTX series cards in our labs. If the stickers were all peeled off from their reference coolers, you'll be hard pressed to tell one from the other.

As you can see, the new GeForce GTX 285 retains the GT 200's signature big black brick look.

Without the stickers, you'll be hard pressed to tell the two apart. But if you must, the GeForce GTX 285 can be identified by its two 6-pin power connectors. The older GTX 280 requires a both 6 and 8-pins power connectors.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition has the usual two HDCP-compliant DVI outputs and 7-pin mini-DIN.

One of the biggest revisions of the GeForce GTX 285 is its use of two 6-pin power connectors. Don't be fooled though, as far as graphics cards go, it's not going to win any eco-awards. You can also see the same S/PDIF digital audio input header.

Two SLI connectors on the GeForce GTX 285 come as standard, meaning two or three-way SLI is possible.

Also, this was what the Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition came with:

  • Driver CD
  • Quick installation guide
  • A copy of Racedriver Grid game
  • A copy of 3DMark Vantage Advanced
  • 1 x DVI to VGA adapter
  • 1 x DVI to HDMI adapter
  • 2 x Molex to 6-pin PCIe power connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF cable