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Question about XFX GTX 285

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January 29, 2009 7:16:13 AM

I'm either looking at getting two EVGA or XFX GTX 285's. I have one simple question though. Does overclocking the video card void XFX's warranty? I know EVGA allows it because they're super bad ass but I love XFX too and I must say they definitely have the best looking cards right now. :) 

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January 29, 2009 9:40:46 AM

dont buy cards based on their looks haha.
if your overclocking it, why not go with the one that dosent void the warranty ( if its only one brand that does, I do not know)
they are both good companies as far as i'm concerned but they are very similar in pricing structure, although evga offers more factory overclocked options which dont seem to warrant the extra cost, as the base clock speed seems to be the only thing thats different. cooling seems to be the same. correct me if i'm wrong
January 29, 2009 3:42:22 PM

I'm not buying just for looks, it's just a big bonus I guess you could say. I'm probably just buying a vanilla card which is the stock speeds. I was just making sure that if I went with XFX, that their warranty supported overclocking.
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January 29, 2009 3:57:44 PM

just get evga its like 10 dollars more?
January 29, 2009 7:40:31 PM

I have an xfx Geforce 285 and it's a safe bet just like evga but a bit cheaper

But don't expect to have a hdmi dongle and a spdif cable on the cheapest bundle
January 29, 2009 7:57:24 PM

I don't care about that. All I really care about is how good it can overclock. I know it varies a lot with each individual card but I want to reach at least 720mhz Core and 2700mhz Memory.
January 29, 2009 8:03:34 PM

both compagnies seems to offer only the reference cooler so it depends on the gpu and memory... i didn't try the overclock mine but what i can say is this card is alot cooler then a 8800 GTX.

You can always flip a coin to decide ;) 
January 29, 2009 8:17:05 PM

I'm probably going to end up going with EVGA since they will be releasing a backplate soon for the GTX 285. I sent an e-mail to XFX asking if they would do the same and if they don't then I'm definitely going with EVGA and order the sexy backplate when it comes out.
January 29, 2009 9:11:34 PM

I have the XFX GTX 285 and it is significantly cooler than my previous 8800 gts 640. It is about 22c cooler in fact. If you want to be really safe, I would buy the EVGA GTX 280, if it does not overclock, use the EVGA upgrade program and get a GTX 285.
January 29, 2009 9:47:52 PM

A Stoner said:
I have the XFX GTX 285 and it is significantly cooler than my previous 8800 gts 640. It is about 22c cooler in fact. If you want to be really safe, I would buy the EVGA GTX 280, if it does not overclock, use the EVGA upgrade program and get a GTX 285.



That's a good plan. The eVGA Step-Up program is a very nice idea to use. I got an 8800GT AKIMBO for SLI with my PNY 8800GT, but decided one card was better and 2 months later I ended up getting an eVGA GTX260 216 55nm after they came out. Definitely worth the 2 weeks while I did the step-up ( I used the other one )

EVGA seems to do a good job with cooling. My GTX260 55nm runs up to 55C but no more at 740, 1550, and 1080 core/shader/memory. The memory seems to be sensitive, I wouldn't get the hopes up for 2700Mhz but it's worth a try.
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