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EVGA 02G-P3-1185-AR GeForce GTX 285 2GB 512-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 240 CUDA Cores
  • 2GB 512-Bit DDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Alexander M.
  • 4/7/2014 5:18:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCheap Quality

Pros: -can run medium to high settings on most games to date (2014)!
-Limited Lifetime warranty

Cons: -Extremely cheap build.

-Requires unneeded additional steps to qualify for warranty.

-RMA for replacement does not guarantee a working card. Sometimes needs multiple returns back to back ("refurbished" cards).

-Price. The price does not match the quality of the build. They will last about 6-18 months of heavy use.

-Replaced 4-6x to have made it this far.

Other Thoughts: The quality of this card is so bad it should of been recalled.

Go with a different brand. The build quality and hoops you have to jump through for this is not worth it. The bad build quality does not end here, I also have a mother board from EVGA that went bad almost 2 years after purchase. I never owned such bad quality hardware then with EVGA.

I know I will never buy from EVGA ever again.

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  • Cheryl D.
  • 6/8/2012 8:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot the best card

Pros: Ran all games and applications at high/max settings for the 3 years I have owned them(I have 2 on SLI).

Cons: I have been getting the dreaded black screen on and off for the entire time I have owned them. The black screen lockup eventually damaged the video controller on my MOBO, also an EVGA Classified E759, and I had to RMA after 2 years. Recently, the black screen hit and I could not reboot. My secondary memory controller on my MOBO had burned out and I tested all my RAM sticks to confirm. I am now running only on my primary controller(3 slots) and constantly getting BSODs for Machine Check Exceptions. I do not know for sure if the black screen has caused these failures but I am severely suspicious as they only came up after I received a black screen. I am very disappointed in EVGA and doubt I will be purchasing another of their products.

Other Thoughts: I spent $1300 on the MOBO and cards when new. Now I must spend $1100 to replace them only 3 years later. I feel cheated.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I am sorry to hear your having issue with your system. If you experienced multiple failures of different components in a short period of time I would check your airflow and possibly replace the power supply. Please contact our 24/7 technical support to see if the card(s) are still under warranty (888)-881-3842

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager
Matth@evga.com

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  • Thomas C.
  • 12/3/2011 4:45:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHrm,

Pros: Ran many a game on high or near high, until the newer high-end titles.

At least, while it worked.

Cons: Got that Black Screen, but only in certain games. The result crash is so complete I will often have to do a startup repair.

Other Thoughts: Black Screen only happen LONG after the RMA period had passed, so I'm rather stuck.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I am sorry to hear your having issues with the graphics card. Unfortunately at some point all electronics do fail. The direct replacement for your card would be a 570/580 and can be found here: http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • Brandon G.
  • 11/8/2011 8:42:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Video card

Pros: Has lasted me almost 3 years. Going to replace it though because it will only run Medium on BF3. The only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is because I can't find any 2 GB versions of this anymore, so I can't SLI it with another. I have to completely replace the card, which is going to be expensive. If I knew I would eventually SLI, I would have gone with two to begin with or got the 1 GB version as I can find those everywhere.

Cons: Can't find any after almost 3 years. Guess this means they're good and no one wants to sell theirs, but still, I have to completely upgrade my video card now instead of getting a cheap used one and SLIing it.

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  • Joe P.
  • 1/20/2010 12:12:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGtx 285

Pros: Card is very powerful with 240 stream processors and an extre buffer give you the chance to run games at higher resolutions without dropping frame rates. Play Crysis at dx10 at a resolution of 1280*1024 with 30 fps. This card breaks all the other games apart.

Cons: pricey, other then that worth every dime.

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  • Reginald H.
  • 1/15/2010 8:07:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!!!

Pros: Runs Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Batman Arkham Asylum...ALL on maxed settings wuth NO hang-ups at all! Geez... I haven't even overclocked them yet!( I may not even have to...lol!) OC utilities are easy as pie to use!

Cons: Doesn't do my laundry or dishes...lol!

Other Thoughts: System:
Silverstone Raven RV02
EVGA E758 TR MB
2X EVGA 02G-1185-AR GTX 285 2 GB
1X EVGA 01G-P3-1158 GTS 250 1 GB
BFG 1200W PS
Corsair H50 CPU cooler
Intel i7 920 CPU
6GB Mushkin Silverline memory

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2009 10:22:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBlack Screen

Pros: All my games are on High, no slow downs. Completely destroyed my old 8800 GTX

Cons: The first card I had for only two months before I started to get the dreaded black screen, had to RMA it back.

Got the new one in August and worked till early October. Knowing I would be building a new i5 rig for Xmas I called tech support to get me a new one fast. I was told the first card was fine and it was put through multiple stress tests and passed. So he told me to wait for my new computer and see if it works, saying the card will most likely not be the problem.

Well three days after I built my new computer I was playing WoW and got the Black screen again. I have underclocked it to factory settings and put fan at 100%, nothing. This makes two cards that are defected, just my luck.

Other Thoughts: I really dont want to RMA it just to have another one break. I will be putting in my old reliable 8800 GTX for the time being, saving money and making the switch to ATI. From what I have been reading the Nvidia 200 series has been riddled with defected units and I don't like to buy multiple products because a company can't fix a well known problem. I am not blaming EVGA, this is a problem will all the GTX's, EVGA has some of the best tech support out there, but I am not going waist my time and money on a product that has failed two times on me.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Please contact me at MikeF@evga.com. I would like to ask you a few questions about your product and the driver issues you are experiencing with Windows 7. EVGA properly tests all replacement products and new replacements are offered for warranty within 30 days of purchase.

Thank you,

Mike Fierheller

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  • Rafael G.
  • 12/29/2009 5:54:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome cards X2

Pros: EVGA, need I say more?

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Cant wait to get the 300 series cards and swap these out.. even though these things are amainzing

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  • Steven M.
  • 12/10/2009 8:59:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat except for black screens

Pros: Its a great card as it should be for the price. I dont notice any graphics flaws when playing games like wolfenstein, modern warfare. It has the potential to change the fan speed (unfortunately it defaults to 40%).

Cons: It continues to black screen for heat(like many have mentioned in various forums all over). I have tried for several months with various games and using software to control my GPU fans ... but I cannot get 100% out of this card.

Other Thoughts: From what I understand not all people have this problem and potentially just certain cards. Definitely dont wait on it ... not even drivers or troubleshooting can fix these bad apples.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

If you are experiencing irregularities from the graphics card, please call us at (888) 880-3842 and we will be happy to assist you with finding a resolution.

Thank you
Shannon

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  • Mark H.
  • 12/10/2009 8:57:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing melts faces

Pros: Well, there is the obvious: it renders graphics at a mind-bending pace, very smoothly... I have ran Crysis, Borderlands, Fallout 3, and other games on it, and have been stunned by the performance increase over my former card.

I watercooled it (naturally) and report very good temps, although let me clarify that the stock heatsink assembly for this card does its job very well as-is.

Cons: None really... it was a newer card when I purchased it and had a very difficult time finding WC parts for it, but that is not EVGA's fault at all.

I did have a few problems with the drivers on an XP system before I upgraded to 7 right out of the box / with CD drivers, but EVGA (as always) has updated drivers on their site, and is precisely why you should be pro-active about updating them regularly.

Other Thoughts: It's pricey, but just one of these things will put most entire systems to shame.

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