GTX 285 with Core i7-965 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

For the most part, the GTX 285 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It is worth noting that the GTX 285 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 285 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 285 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 285 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
Price $ 249 4/5 Very Good
Year 2008 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 285
Maximum Recorded Temperature 86C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 60dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 554W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz ($139.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 51 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 1 GB 2/5 Acceptable
Overall Combination Score 57/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2011 Portal 2
90 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
41 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
22 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

GTX 285 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP892
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x S-Video
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP204 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock648 MHz
Memory Clock1242 MHz 2484 MHz effective
Shader Clock1476 MHz

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 200
Launch Price359 USD
Release DateDec 23rd, 2008

Graphics Features

Shader Model4

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTesla 2.0
Die Size470 mm²
GPU NameGT200B
GPU VariantG200-350-B3
Process Size55 nm
Transistors1,400 million


Bandwidth159.0 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit
Memory Size1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3

Render Config

SM Count10
Shading Units240

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance708.5 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance88.56 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate20.74 GPixel/s
Texture Rate51.84 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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