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Old 01-22-2009, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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guys im lookin at these cards and most gtx 280's are more expensive then the 285's. halp
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guys im lookin at these cards and most gtx 280's are more expensive then the 285's. halp
your just looking in the wrong spot

Newegg.com - GeForce GTX 200 Series, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Video Cards & Video Devices, Computer Hardware

the most expensive air cooled 280 is cheaper than the cheapest 285 @ newegg.
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What site are you on? Most the gtx280's on Newegg are see price in cart so some are probably cheaper but heres a Gigabyte which is cheaper than the gtx285's on there.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N28-1GH-B GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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yes im looking there. and im at new egg. but im just not sure how to invest my money. any sugjestions?
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Default Re: why is Gtx 280 generally more expens then gtx 285?

Performance wise the gtx 285 only wins by a small margin. However, it is cheaper to make due to the 55nm die. This means they can sell it for cheaper and maintain their profit margin. Different brands will also price differently depending on things like warranties, coolers, overclocks brand name etc.

So you will find that a 280 will almost always be cheaper than a 285 of the same brand.

That being said, if you can find a cheap gtx295, get it.
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