Bfg gtx 285 ocx: BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB

BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB

BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB

Manufacturer:BFG Tech
UK Price (as reviewed):£367.99 (inc. VAT)
US Price (as reviewed):$405.99 (ex. Tax)

Core Clock: 702MHz
Shader Clock: 1,584MHz
Memory Clock: 2,664MHz (effective)
Memory: 1GB GDDR3
Warranty: Ten years (parts and labour) in Europe

Just a few short weeks ago, Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 285 and while it’s the fastest single GPU-based graphics card we’ve ever tested, we felt that it was priced in a rather awkward manner. Nvidia set its price point at not that much less than the flagship GeForce GTX 295, which means there isn’t that much wiggle room for partners.

Nevertheless, board partners whose bread and butter is delivering factory overclocked parts have taken the GeForce GTX 285 with open arms and today we’ve got another one in the labs from BFG Technologies. The BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 OCX is the US-based board partner’s flagship GTX 285 and it comes with some fairly impressive frequency increases as you’d normally expect from a card carrying the OCX label.

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The stream processor clock – the defining performance characteristic for the G80-derrived GPUs like GT200b – has been boosted by over 100MHz and represents a seven percent increase in shader throughput. The memory has also had a seven percent clock speed increase as well and while that doesn’t sound impressive, when you consider the raw frequencies, it really is.

The memory on this card is humming along at over 1,330MHz (2,660MHz effective), which equates to more than 170GB/sec of memory bandwidth combined with the GTX 285’s 512-bit memory bus.

As for the card itself, it is understandably a reference design card with a sticker on the heatsink shroud. Don’t let that distract you though because the cooler is effective and quiet – something that we’ve come to expect from Nvidia in recent times. Moreover, the down-sized GT200b GPU is much more frugal than the 65nm version when it comes to power consumption and heat – this is part of the reason why BFG Tech has managed to crank the memory clock so high.

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It’s worth noting that the whistling problems we encountered during our original review were still apparent on the two BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285s we’ve got (we’ll be looking at GTX 285 SLI performance very soon). According to Nvidia, the problem is only apparent on 220V mains connections and there will be a fix for this – in the form of a cable attachment – coming soon, but we don’t have an official ETA for it yet.

In the bundle, there is a DVI-to-HDMI converter, a DVI-to-VGA dongle, a single six-pin PCI-Express supplementary power connector, an HDTV breakout adapter and an S/PDIF cable. There’s also a driver CD, a quick install guide and a couple of case stickers. It’s disappointing that BFG Tech has only included the one PCIe power adapter, but we understand why these days – just about every power supply in the last four years includes at least one six-pin PCI-Express power connector.

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It also comes as no surprise to see that there’s no game bundled with the card – BFG hasn’t done that on any of its recent cards, and it chooses to instead focus on providing a better warranty for its customers. Overall, the bundle is characteristically light and follows what we’ve come to expect from BFG Tech. That’s fine though, because the major attraction to BFG Tech’s cards is not its bundle – instead, it is the warranty.


The company offers a ten year warranty on its products in Europe (because of EU legislation) and a lifetime warranty across the Atlantic in the USA and Canada. The only downside is that the warranty does require activating directly with BFG within 30 days of purchase in order to get the full term, otherwise you’ll just be limited to a statutory one-year warranty – that’s a fair shake in our opinion, but it’s something you need to be aware of.

In addition, BFG also offers its customers free 24/7 technical support via a free 1-800 number, (it’s a USA number, you’ll need to use SkypeOut to call it free of charge from elsewhere), or via email. The RMA process itself is all handled by UK/USA based RMA centres, so don’t worry, you won’t have to pay for a FedEx to the States should you have problems with your card.

BFG Tech also has a 100-day trade up programme, but it’s only available in the United States at the moment. We’re told that it is coming to Europe, but when, we don’t know – it’s been talked about for a long time and we haven’t had an update on progress recently. All we know is that the logistics of the programme are still being worked out for the European market.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285: post-launch pricing comparison — Graphics — News

NVIDIA has been on the charge this past fortnight with a pair of graphics cards that lead the way in terms of performance. Last week it was the GeForce GTX 295, a £400 heavyweight that stands alone as the fastest single-board graphics card in the world.

This week it’s the GeForce GTX 285, NVIDIA’s second 55nm part and one that takes the crown of fastest single-GPU graphics card. Despite its performance credentials, though, the card launched yesterday with a whopping-great asking price of around £315 for a stock-clocked model.

Fast it may be, but when a similar-performance Radeon HD 4850 X2 can be had for just £260, we found the latest-greatest GeForce very tough to recommend. Echoing our thoughts, member sleepyhead added «at that cost, you may as well go the whole hog and get a GTX295».

Furthermore, with performance leadership back in its grasp, NVIDIA’s new high-end pricing has somehow inadvertently made rival AMD offerings appear to be very good value for money.

Inflated launch-day prices for the GeForce GTX 295 are slowly-but-surely being eradicated, now let’s take a look at GeForce GTX 285 pricing and availability some 24 hours after launch. Here’s our summary:

UK Market

etailer Product Availability Price (inc. VAT) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 In stock £321.17
  ASUS GeForce GTX 285 In stock £332.67
  EVGA GeForce GTX 285 In stock £332.67
  BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC In stock £332.67
  XFX GeForce GTX 285 In stock £344.17
  EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SC Pre-order £355.67
  BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC2 Pre-order £355. 67
  XFX GeForce GTX 285 XXX In stock £367.17
  XFX GeForce GTX 285 Black Edition Pre-order £367.36
  EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC Pre-order £369.15
  BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX Pre-order £378.67
As always, UK-based discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the SCANcare@HEXUS forum. GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 In stock £315.98
  XFX GeForce GTX 285 Pre-order £306. 99
  XFX GeForce GTX 285 Black Edition Pre-order £355.99
  XFX GeForce GTX 285 XXX Pre-order £323.98 ZOTAC GeForce GTX 285 In stock £294.99
  ASUS GeForce GTX 285 In stock £329.99

Availability, then, is fairly widespread with generous availability from the likes of Scan, Dabs and Ebuyer.

From the three aforementioned etailers, the cheapest in-stock offering is Zotac’s GeForce GTX 285, available from at a cost of £294.99. Readers should note, however, that the lowest GeForce GTX 285 price is still some £20 more than a pre-overclocked GeForce GTX 280 — a card that’s likely to offer similar performance.

Overclocked models range in price from around £320 all the way up to the dizzy heights of £380. Far too close to the performance-leading GeForce GTX 295, and making very little sense, we feel.

While availability looks good, and prices appear to be edging down to £300 or less, it remains hard to ignore the cheaper alternatives — namely the Radeon HD 4850 X2 for £260 and the overclocked GeForce GTX 280 for £275.

Moving on, how about pricing in the rest of Europe and the US? Head on over to Page 2 for an up-to-date comparison.

Video card BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 OCX 1GB GDDR3 Rev.B Retail BFGRGTX2851024O

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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
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  • Short description:

    Core: 702MHz, RAMDAC: 400MHz, Memory: 1024MB, GDDR3, 2664MHz, 512bit

General characteristics
Video card type office/gaming
Connection type PCI-E
PCI Express 2. 0 support yes
GPU code name GT200
Process 0.055 µm
Number of monitors supported 2
Maximum resolution 2560×1600
Connectors 2xDVI, TV-out, YPrPb, HDCP support
Additional features
Need for additional power yes
GPU frequency 702 MHz
Video memory size 1024 Mb
Video memory type GDDR3
Video memory frequency 2664 MHz
Video memory bus width 512 bit
RAMDAC frequency 400 MHz
SLI/CrossFire support yes
3-Way SLI support yes
Math block
Maximum number of pixel/vertex pipelines 240/240
Pixel/vertex shader versions 4. 0/4.0
Maximum number of texture units per pixel pipeline 1
Maximum anisotropic filtering 16x
Maximum grade FSAA 16x
Standards support DirectX 10.0, OpenGL 2.1

GeForce GTX 285 video card [in 1 benchmark]

GeForce GTX 285

  • PCIe 2.0 x16 interface
  • Core clock 648MHz
  • Video memory size 1 GB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory frequency 1242MHz
  • Maximum resolution


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 285 sales on December 23, 2008 at a suggested price of $359. This is a desktop video card based on Tesla 2.0 architecture and 55 nm manufacturing process, primarily designed for office use. It has 1 GB of GDDR3 memory at 1.24 GHz, and coupled with a 512-bit interface, this creates a bandwidth of 159.0 Gb/s.

In terms of compatibility, this is a dual-slot PCIe 2.0 x16 card. The length of the reference version is 26.7 cm. An additional 2x 6-pin power cable is required for connection, and the power consumption is 204 watts.

It provides poor performance in tests and games at the level of


from the leader, which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

GeForce RTX 4090


General Information

Information about the type (desktop or laptop) and architecture of the GeForce GTX 285, as well as when sales started and cost at that time.

90 037 0. 44

900 37 Date Exit price

900 35

Performance ranking 606
Value for money
Architecture Tesla 2.0 (2007-2013)
GPU 9023 8 GT200B
Type Desktop
December 23, 2008 (14 years ago)
Exit price 359$
Price now $158 (0.4x) of 158889 (A100 PCIe)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher the better.


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

90 037 Number of CUDA pipelines

90 037 out of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile))

9 0037 Power Consumption (TDP)
Number of stream processors 240 of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core frequency 648 MHz out of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors 1.400M
Process 55 nm of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
204 W of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Max Temp 105°C
Texturing Speed ​​ 90 238 51.8 billion/sec out of 969.9 (h200 SXM5 96 GB)
16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility and dimensions

Information on GeForce GTX 285 compatibility with other computer components. Useful for example when choosing the configuration of a future computer or to upgrade an existing one. For desktop video cards, these are the interface and connection bus (compatibility with the motherboard), the physical dimensions of the video card (compatibility with the motherboard and case), additional power connectors (compatibility with the power supply).

Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
Length 902 38 26.7 cm
Height 11.1 cm
Thickness 2 slots
Additional power connectors 2x 6-pin 9003 4
SLI support +


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 285 — type, size, bus, frequency and bandwidth. For video cards built into the processor that do not have their own memory, a shared part of the RAM is used.

Memory type GDDR3
Maximum memory 1 GB of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width 512 bit 9 0239 of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock 1242MHz out of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory Bandwidth 159.0 Gbps 90 034

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Video outputs

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 laptop ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

90 037 +

Video connectors HDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
Multi-monitor support
Maximum resolution via VGA 2048×1536
Audio input for HDMI S/PDIF


Technology solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 285 are listed here. You will need this information if your graphics card is required to support specific technologies.

High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR) 128bit

API 9 support 0219

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 285, including their versions.

9 0037 4.0

DirectX 11.1 (10_0)
Shader model
OpenGL 2.1 of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile))
OpenCL 1.1 9 0034

Vulkan N/A CUDA +

Benchmark tests

These are the results of GeForce GTX 285 rendering performance tests in non-gaming benchmarks. The overall score is set from 0 to 100, where 100 corresponds to the fastest video card at the moment.

Overall benchmark performance

This is our overall performance rating. We regularly improve our algorithms, but if you find any inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in the comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 285


    This is a very common benchmark included in the Passmark PerformanceTest package. He gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation by running four separate tests for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the latter is done in 4K resolution if possible), and a few more tests using DirectCompute.

    Benchmark coverage: 24%

    GTX 285

    GeForce GTX 285 in games

    FPS in popular games on the GeForce GTX 285, as well as compliance with system requirements. Remember that the official requirements of the developers do not always match the data of real tests.

    Relative performance

    Overall GeForce GTX 285 performance compared to its nearest desktop competitor.

    AMD Radeon HD 6790

    AMD Oland

    Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs (Rocket Lake)

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 740

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

    ATI Radeon HD 4890

    Competitor from AMD

    We believe that the closest equivalent to GeForce GTX 285 from AMD is Radeon HD 4890, which is slower by 2% on average and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

    Radeon HD 4890


    Here are some of AMD’s nearest GeForce GTX 285 competitors:

    AMD Radeon R7 M465X

    AMD Radeon HD 6790

    AMD Oland
    102. 81

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285

    ATI Radeon HD 4890

    AMD Radeon 550X

    ATI Radeon HD 4870

    Other video cards

    Here we recommend several video cards that are more or less similar in performance to the reviewed one.

    Radeon HD 9

    GeForce GTX 275


    90 008 Radeon HD 4870


    GeForce GTS 450 Rev. 2


    Radeon HD 5830



    Recommended processors

    According to our statistics, these processors are most often used with the GeForce GTX 285.

    Core 2
    Quad Q9550


    Core i3