iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail

Platform

Video

Multimedia

Mobile

Other

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 240sp 1024MB

The former leader gets an update and descends to Mid-End.

March 29, 2009



<< Previous page

     Next page >>

Boxes

When we get new graphics cards, the first thing we see is their packages: boxes of all sizes and kinds.


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285 1024MB

A nice glossy jacket with laser patterns, inside is a cardboard box. The card itself is packed in a foamed polyurethane box, bundled components are stored in another compartment.

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 1024MB

A traditional cardboard box with a foamed polyurethane block, which holds the graphics card and cables/adapters (in another compartment).

Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition 1024MB

It's essentially the same package, only the box has a window, so the bundle is covered with a plastic lid.

Zotac GeForce GTX 295 2x896MB

Ditto.


As we can see, all cards are secured in their boxes. That's what matters, because there is no danger of transit damages. As for box design, it's all traditional.

Bundles

Speaking of bundle, that's what you may expect from a retail version:

  • User manual
  • Software CD
  • DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • DVI-to-HMDI adapter
  • TV-out adapter
  • External power splitters
  • HDMI audio cable

Let's take a look at each bundle now.


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285 1024MB

This is not a complete bundle, because there is no DVI-to-VGA and DVI-to-HDMI adapters.

Leadtek GeForce GTX 285 1024MB

A complete basic bundle. Plus an old game as a bonus.

Zotac GeForce GTX 285 AMP! Edition 1024MB
Zotac GeForce GTX 295 2x896MB

These are very good bundles with bonuses (a game and 3DMark Vantage), HDMI cable. They differ only in power splitters (6-pin or 8-pin ones).



Write a comment below. No registration needed!


<< Previous page

Next page >>



blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook


Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.