Expreview summed up the specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming 55nm GeForce GTX 280 card, which will be launched as the GeForce GTX 285. The card is not only faster, but also consumes a lot less power. The GeForce GTX 285 and the dual-GPU 55nm GeForce GTX 295 should help NVIDIA to regain the graphics crown in January 2009.
Adopting P891 as reference design, GeForce GTX285 remains 10.5” length just as GTX280. And its cooler is dual-slot designed with dual DVI and S-Video output. The graphic memory carries on 1GB GDDR3, and its stream processors is 240. The frequency of GeForce GTX285 remains to be confirmed, but its performance can get up to 110% of GTX280.
We can regard GeForce GTX285 as GTX280 Overclocking Edition with less power consumption. GeForce GTX280’s Maximum Graphics Card Power is 236W, and it requires a 6-pin and a 8-pin PEG Power Connectors. However, GeForce GTX285’s power consumption has been reduced to 183W with only 2 6-pin PEG power connectors needed.