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Old 03-07-2015, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is the EVGA GTX 285 1GB DDR3 still a decent card?

Just wondering if I should keep it for my new computer. I've had it for several years, and evga just sent me a brand new one to replace the one that failed. Is it worth keeping? or are cheaper modern cards better now?
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Used to have one myself, When it died EVGA replaced it with a GTX470, Guessing there were no refurbished cards at the time to send me they upgraded me. Actually it was the bomb back when it was ne, couldn't get a better single GPU but yes it's old and the cheap cards will out perform it and has more video ram too. A GTX 750TI outperform it and is cheap money if you want a cheaper solution for gaming. If you don't game the GTX285 would do fine for the average user.

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Used to have one myself, When it died EVGA replaced it with a GTX470, Guessing there were no refurbished cards at the time to send me they upgraded me. Actually it was the bomb back when it was ne, couldn't get a better single GPU but yes it's old and the cheap cards will out perform it and has more video ram too. A GTX 750TI outperform it and is cheap money if you want a cheaper solution for gaming. If you don't game the GTX285 would do fine for the average user.

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Interesting, thanks. Well, evga says they are sending me a new card, but they also just told me that it may be better than the GTX285. Im assuming they dont have any old GTX285's so maybe I will get a solid card? thanks
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Oh I thought you already had it, yes you WILL be getting a upgrade, Not sure what generation but will be much newer.
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Actually it was the bomb back when it was ne, couldn't get a better single GPU
Forgetting about the GTX 295? Granted it was Dual-GPU...but it was on a single board.
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I had 3 280s back in the day. I loved those ****ing cards, but yea better hope they send you something newer. A 570 would be cool or 560ti.
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Forgetting about the GTX 295? Granted it was Dual-GPU...but it was on a single board.
I remember those but considered them as a duel, And what a pretty penny I paid for the 285 also, geez The 9800 plus it replaced is still running in my friends system lol and that still is under the EVGA lifetime warrantee lol
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I still want a 295 for my collection, but only one of the dual PCB versions.
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Hey guys, just got word from EVGA that they are sending me a GTX570 for the replacement

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Is this a solid card by today's standards?
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For today's standards it's pretty meh lol. I mean, it gets the job done in a sense.

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