EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review :: EVGA GeForce GTX280 Cards

03-15-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Card

Card

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Fan

Fan

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Rear of PCB

Rear of PCB

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Head on top view

Head on top view


Each EVGA card is similar in shape and appearance to the reference GTX 280 cards as they are identical in every way including clock speeds. There is a weird design like a fireworks display on the cooling fan. The GeForce GTX280 logo is on the heatsink. The cooling fan is the standard one found on GeForce GTX 280 cards 47-fin radial fan.


EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Rear on view

Rear on view

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Upside down name

Upside down name

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review PCI Express

PCI Express

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review SLI Bridge

SLI Bridge


The rear of the cards each has a back plate that covers the PCB. There are two grills for added ventilation for each card. The top of each card has the two power connectors, a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector. The GTX 280 consumes a maximum of 236W of power, meaning that three of them will put a strain on the normal PSU found on computers today.


EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Power

Power

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Top view

Top view

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review IO

IO

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Rear head on

Rear head on


The front of the top of the card has two SLI connectors. For Tri-SLI you need a triple bridge that bridges the gap between the three cards. To do two cards in SLI you need a single bridge that bridges the gap between the two cards. The IO area of the card has two Dual-Link DVI connectors and a HDTV connection. With the included adapters you can build a computer with two LCD monitors with DVI, a LCD+CRT or two CRT monitors.