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ASUS ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 240 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 512-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/12/2008 1:09:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNeed lots of CPU power!

Pros: This is an ammendment to a previous review but I'll repeat it here case they get separated.
Crysis seems to be the game that takes advantage of big systems and these cards deliver! I don't like real high resolutions (I play at 1024x768) but it will do at least 144mhz refresh (my monitors max). Graphics are great and SLI only makes it that much better
Cons: These cards are LOOOONG! They are about 1.5" longer than my full ATX board. I had to split up the RAID hard drives to make room for it. They are also fairly noisy, but not excessive. If this were my computer to use day in day out I wouldn't want it this loud, but for just gaming it is loud, but ok

Cons: I have an AMD 6400+ (dual core @ 3.2ghz per core) and it is the weakest link. I am only able to run Crysis on Medium (and it auto detects it that way too). Most other games I can play on high settings. I get almost the exact performance with 1 card as I do with 2 in SLI. I guess my point is make sure you have enough processor to run these. While it will likely boost nearly any system, it may not increase enough to justify the cost without a high-end system.
Only other con: These cards are LOOOOONG!

Other Thoughts: AMD 6400+
4 GB DDR800
2 ENGTX280 SLI 1gb (each)
Asus M32N-SLI Premium
Antec Quattro 1,000 watt power supply
4 Hitachi Sata-II 250GB in RAID-5
2 Sata Lite-on 20x DVD Burners
1.44 floppy (for installing RAID drivers during os install
52-in-1 card reader
Asus analog tuner card

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  • Patrick B.
  • 8/25/2008 9:35:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance !

Pros: Outstanding performance. Great out-of-the-box overclock.

Includes a nice FRAPS type software.

Leather cd case and mouse pad were a nice touch.

Cons: This is actually going to cost you approx $1350 -

because once you get one, you are going to want 3 of them for 3-way SLI ! : )

Other Thoughts: Make sure you check the dimensions and make sure this is going to fit in your case.

I had to temporarily remove the HDD cage in my Thermaltake Armor MX case ( which is already a larger than average mid-tower) in order to install it. But after that I could add the cage back in.

The power connectors are on the top side instead of the end, so don't be worried about that when considering length.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/23/2008 9:04:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat video but very long and a little loud

Pros: Crysis seems to be the game that takes advantage of big systems and these cards deliver! I don't like real high resolutions (I play at 1024x768) but it will do at least 144mhz refresh (my monitors max). Graphics are great and SLI only makes it that much better

Cons: These cards are LOOOONG! They are about 1.5" longer than my full ATX board. I had to split up the RAID hard drives to make room for it. They are also fairly noisy, but not excessive. If this were my computer to use day in day out I wouldn't want it this loud, but for just gaming it is loud, but ok

Other Thoughts: AMD 6400+
4 GB DDR800
2 ENGTX280 SLI 1gb (each)
Asus M32N-SLI Premium
Antec Quattro 1,000 watt power supply
4 Hitachi Sata-II 250GB in RAID-5
2 Sata Lite-on 20x DVD Burners
1.44 floppy (for installing RAID drivers during os install
52-in-1 card reader
Asus analog tuner card

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  • Daniel S.
  • 8/19/2008 3:34:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: Fast. I have two of these and i can play Crysis all very high 1920x1200 with 4x aa and get 24-40 fps.

Cons: big, could barely get to fit in my antec 900. I had to move the hdd's to the top

Other Thoughts: Antec 900, e8500, 2x250 in raid0, 4gb ddr3 1600

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  • James H.
  • 8/11/2008 8:25:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSLOW

Pros: stable, no artifacts in games, exhausts heat outside case.

Cons: The card is running everything slower than the 8800GT it replaced, I have tried every version of the drivers available and even went as far as to reload windows and still it is slower. I've been scoring around 11500 in 3Dmark06 and the card struggles with games at 1920 x 1200 resolution. Before I "upgraded" 3Dmark06 was postings scores of 14000 or so... I'm not sure if it is the drivers, the card, or some combination of both causing the abnormally slow performance but I do know that I am totally NOT satisfied with what I have seen so far.

Other Thoughts: System Specs: Q9450 @ 3.2GHz, 8GB OCZ Reaper HPC 1066MHz, Asus Rampage Formula, (slow) GTX 280, SB x-fi, dual 150 gig Raptors in RAID 0.

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  • Element M.
  • 7/27/2008 12:35:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsImpressive speed

Pros: Performance is second-to-none. Upgraded from an 8800GTX which was getting flaky. 3DMark06 scores went from 13700 to 17400. Crysis at 19x12 2x with high/very high settings averages around 30fps. I would expect that better drivers will improve these figures even further in the coming months.

Cons: I don't see the 200 series having the same long-legs that the 8800's had. When I made the jump from 79** series to the 8800GTX, it was a huge performance increase. Not so much from the 8800 to the 280, but I did not have any lofty expectations.
This bugger is hot. I knew this would be the case considering the factory over-clock, but I was still surprised. Even underclocked to standard speeds, this sucker is rocket-hot. It would be a good candidate for water cooling.
People in various forums keep saying that you need good case ventilation for the 280 cards. I would say you need superb case ventilation. With my LianLi case buttoned up, side fan blowing directly on the card, I rock-out in Crysis at about 85-90C. With several adjustments to the fannage, I am down to around 74C after an intense 2 hour Crysis session.
As always, the bloody drivers do not effectively hike up the card's fan speeds. I need to set these manually, which is getting to be a tiresome practice.

Other Thoughts: I have mixed feelings about this card, and the entire 200 series for that matter. I am glad to see that the prices didn't stay up in the $600's too long, we have ATI to thank for that. I sure would not call it a 'Crysis Killer' by any stretch of the imagination, but it sure has roughed it up a bit. Like I said, my 8800 was starting to poop the bed, so I bought a new card. Unless you are still sporting an 6*** or 7*** series card, or you are in the same boat as me, I would wait a few more months before I made my move. At the very least, you would be rewarded with a die shrink and righteous drivers. Do as thou wilt, as the kids say...

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