NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 285 sales 23 December 2008 at a recommended price of $359. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.24 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 159.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm). 2x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 204 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.97 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 285's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.20
 
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
GPU code name
GT200B
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
23 December 2008 (12 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$359
 
Price now
$70 (0.2x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 285's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 285's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
240
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
240
 
Core clock speed
648 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
204 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
51.8 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
708.5 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 285's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 285: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1242 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
159.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 285. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
Display Connectors
HDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 285. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR)
128bit
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 285, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
2.1
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 285. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

5.97

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

1557

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 285 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 77% minimum and 65% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
77%
Recommended
65%
Minimum
77%
Recommended
65%

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 285's AMD equivalent is Radeon E8860, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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