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ZOTAC ZT-285E3LA-FSP GeForce GTX 285 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): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 5/7/2010 11:04:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutly tortured

Pros: initially when i bought 2 of these i was expecting a step up from what i had before, but this absolutly destroys anything i play. mid range price is very competetive to other brands of same or less specs.

Cons: hmmmm, not 1.

Other Thoughts: really, ive been torture testing these as sli in a msi 980 gf mobo with evrything else overclocked to the max and the cards just burn every game i have. i also have a 3-d set up and its no joke on some games. in particular age of empires......just looks awesome.

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  • Scott D.
  • 6/30/2009 6:24:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStrange

Pros: Reference card/ reference heatsink. Works just as well as any other GTX 285. Free COD Game. Runs well on Win7 x64

Cons: read other reviews for cons

Other Thoughts: I bought the ZT-285E3LA-FCP version (discontinued). The only difference between the two is that the CPU and memory are clocked slightly lower on this card than on mine. Theoretically this card should run a bit cooler, since they all seem to have the exact same heatsink and fan. But its possible that Zotac hand tests cards to see which can safely clock higher in order to sell those cards at a premium. Each GPU chip has different tolerances. So instead of running cooler, the lower clocking cards -like this one- may just have a lower heat threshold, making them unreliable without an abundance of cool airflow. (this is just a guess)

If you are having trouble (and you've already tried several different drivers) then download a utility from guru3d to slightly underclock your card. You may take a little hit in FPS, but the card may run cooler and more stable.

You need at least 26A on your PSUs 12v rail. Without enough current, any card will degrade in a matter of weeks.

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  • Seth J.
  • 6/15/2009 4:54:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsStunning Radiance

Pros: Simply amazing performance.
Free copy of GRiD.
nVidia drivers and software are simply superior to ATI's CCC. Ambient Occlusion is awesome, and only possible on a beefy card like this. Every non-Crysis game runs wonderfully maxed at 1920x1200 on my system (see below). A reasonable 3 year warranty (upon registration) from Zotac will long exceed my use of the card.

Cons: Size first and foremost (Fits nicely in an Antec 300, though.)
Packaging left a bit to be desired.
Requires a beefy PSU, of course.
Upgrading at the end of the year when DX11 hits :(

Other Thoughts: I bought this card elsewhere for a steal of a deal, making what I expected to be a somewhat silly upgrade from GTX 260 a solid buy. However, the performance difference has been staggering to say the least. I'm able to max out Far Cry 2 @ 1920x1200 w/4xAA and get 66FPS stock, 70FPS OC'd. After enable ambient occlusion I still reach the mid 40's. Vantage score jumped from around 11500 (stock GTX 260) to mid 14000's... before an overclock :). This card is nothing short of amazing.
Specs:
Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.8Ghz
8GB DDR2-1066 OCZ Reaper
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
2 x 640GB WD Raid 0 / 1TB Seagate
Corsair HX620w
Antec Three Hundred
Vista Home Premium 64

If you're impatient like me and you can find a GTX285 under three-hundred bucks, go for it.

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  • Mark S.
  • 4/18/2009 8:03:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspooo

Pros: none

Cons: i have had about 3 months and regret ever getting this card it worked good for about a month then died i rma another 30 days goes by i get it back and it works for about 2 hours now it resets my pc or i loose video....

DO UR SELF A FAVOR AND LOOK AT SOMTHNG ELSE i spend about 50k a year at new egg on parts for building systems i will never by zotac again

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  • Richard L.
  • 4/2/2009 8:18:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsVery angry with Zotac

Pros: Good card, if it worked. Ran most of my games on max settings, no question.

Cons: When i received this card It ran really hot and would shut off while i was playing any of my games. I read that people were underclocking it, so i did so and it ran ok for about a month. Now I am getting 50c at idle and over 100c at load and it is shutting off again. I called Zotac and sent them emails and they literally told me to take it back to newegg because they didn't believe it was the card. My case is a Raidmax Smilodon with 4 fans in it. I'm really dissapointed in Zotac's customer service, they didn't even want to help me. Also mysteriously I am unable to log into their website to do an rma at all. Their final response was:

"You can return this to the place of purchase but this card normally runs hot. I do not believe that if you get a new card your temps will go down. There is something set up in your case or cooling that is not cooling it down."

Mind you I was told I had an unlimited warranty, with zotac.

Other Thoughts: I have had an X800 Gto (fireblade edition), an 8800gt, and a radeon 1950pro in this case and never had heating issues. I appologize for griping, but I spent almost $300 for this card and they just told me I am out of luck. This is not newegg's fault, but I just feel that if I am underclocking the card it shouldn't be running this hot and shutting off when I play games. I am not going to tell you not to buy from Zotac but just want people to be aware of their lack of customer support.

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  • Mark S.
  • 1/20/2009 6:08:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswow

Pros: great fps in wow never went below 35fps even in high pop areas windows 7 video rating is 7.9

Cons: huge

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