GTX 285, is it worth it?

nohcho

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I found used EVGA GTX 285 on craig for 250, is it a good card compared to lets say 4890, is it a good price on that card?
 

Lonyo

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The other option is to go cheaper and get a new HD4890 or a GTX 275, if you can find either of them in stock somewhere for a decent price ($200~$230)

Unfortunately they aren't really available very easily anymore.
 

toyota

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$250 isnt a horrible price compared to the retail gtx285 price but there may be better options. for 60 bucks more you could get a brand new faster 5850. what does the rest of your system look like and what res are you playing at?
 

SlowSpyder

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Aren't the 5830 and GTX285 pretty close to one another? Or is the GTX285 faster? If they are pretty close in performance, I'd get a 5830 since it'll be new and give you DX11 support. If the GTX285 is that much faster then the 5830, then I guess that's not a terrible price.
 

toyota

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Aren't the 5830 and GTX285 pretty close to one another? Or is the GTX285 faster? If they are pretty close in performance, I'd get a 5830 since it'll be new and give you DX11 support. If the GTX285 is that much faster then the 5830, then I guess that's not a terrible price.
the 5830 is barely better than a gtx260. in fact in some games like Borderlands and Modern Warfare 2 the gtx260 is faster than a 5830.
 

nohcho

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i play on 1920x1080, thing is, i already have ASUS 5870 voltage tweak, but 440 dollars kinda hard to swallow atm. Im still within 30 day trial. I was thinking about taking 5870 back and settling with cheaper card, i also have an option of picking up MSI GTX 275 twin frozr for 220.
 

MrK6

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The 5850's go on sale for $250-260 every now and then if you keep your eyes open. Given that, I wouldn't pay more than $200 for a GTX285.
 

Shmee

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The 5850's go on sale for $250-260 every now and then if you keep your eyes open. Given that, I wouldn't pay more than $200 for a GTX285.
wow, I should definitely look out for those deals! Well, I will wait for fermi first i guess..

I thought they were always over $290...
 

raydaddy

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There were 2 285's on hardforum for $200. there is a 275 OC which performs the same as the 285 on hardforum right now for $175 i say get that 275 OC and save yourself some $. both are good but 275 OC runs cooler and uses less power due to smaller die size.

link to 275 OC $175 shipped
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1501618

Heres a 280 for $180, he'll take $170 if you ask. I almost bought it.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1500903
 
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konakona

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wow, I should definitely look out for those deals! Well, I will wait for fermi first i guess..

I thought they were always over $290...
yep, I just bought a xxx version of xfx 5850 for $275ish. 580 has been available for around $270 at multiple times, at one point it was even going for sub $250 (mid october)
 

nohcho

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I'm staying away from anything that XFX makes, after really bad experience with XFX 4890 non reference PCB's
 

konakona

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I know where you come from, I had to return a ZDFC card just a few days ago. These 5850's are free from that issue, so I bit :)
 
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