BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX Pro Reviews
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"We really like the GeForce GTX 285 for what it is, the fastest single GPU based graphics card on the globe. The step to 55nm was a good one, as not only did the product get a little faster, it's more energy efficient as well. And in current days, that's an important issue we like to raise awareness of. The most scorching game titles like Fallout 3 run at 8x AA at 1920x1200 will return 63 frames of rendering performance, each second. Call of Duty World at War, no issue Sir, 4x AA and 16x AF @ 2560x1600 resolution gave back ~45 FPS on average. These are excessive and very high-end numbers for sure.
Additional value for GeForce series 8 and newer cards can be found in PhysX support and a handful of CUDA applications. BFG brings you what they do best, and that is a very fast clocked product with this OCX model. It is the fastest GTX 285 product we have tested to date. Obviously you'll have to chip in a bit more dough for the overclocked editions, but these guaranteed overclocks are protected with an excellent warranty policy and you're obviously eligible for the step-up program. If you are in the market for a product of this caliber then it should be at the top of your list. As such we give it our "Top Pick" award. Yes Sir, yes we can!"
"I really have to appreciate BFGs candor and honesty when it came to admitting that they set their sights too high with an original 712Mhz core clock on this card and felt better about releasing an OCX version clocked at 702Mhz instead. What bothers me a bit is that this in turn makes this cards clock speeds a near match to those found on the EVGA SSC Edition with the only difference being a miniscule difference in memory speeds. Remember, this is supposed to be BFGs flagship GTX 285 but the competition over at EVGA has not yet released their flagship FTW Edition which is sure to carry a clock speed significantly higher than 702Mhz if it is ever released.
The clock speeds on the OCX point us towards the next interesting tidbit concerning the GTX 285: it seems that overclocking on the 55nm cores is somewhat limited to around 730Mhz which runs contrary to what we saw with the GTX SSC Edition. The OCX on the other hand was able to attain almost no additional overclocking on the core but the memory was more than willing to rock and roll. Indeed, the memory on these GTX 285 cards seems to have an ungodly willingness to overclock to the 3Ghz mark which until very recently was considered well beyond the means of air-cooled GDDR3 memory."
"Though there was one area where the BFG GTX 285 OCX certainly shined: overclocking. The BFG factory overclock was good, but unless we just were extremely lucky with our particular GPU, the overclocking potential of the GT200b has been greatly increased by the shift to 55nm. Our BFG GTX 285 OCX overclocked to impressive levels (especially the memory), and we think it could have been pushed even further. (As a side note, perhaps BFG's water cooling model will knock some socks off.) The overclocking numbers of this card were second only perhaps to the MSI R4830, in recent memory.
While at this stage of the game the BFG GTX 285 OCX does not represent the best value out there, this card is a well built machine, featuring the world's fastest GPU, BFG's superior 24/7 tech support hotline and reputable full lifetime warranty, and no discernible shortcomings besides price. But not every battle comes down to only dollars and cents; in our books, this card is a winner."