Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review :: Card

08-05-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review

ZOTAC uses the reference cooler which is a two slot design. The card itself is about 10.5 inches long which should fit into any regular ATX case. The front of the heatsink has a dragon breathing fire out of its mouth. On the rear of the front of the card is a 47-fin fan that blows air through the heatsink out the front grill.


Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review

The rear of the card has the part number and serial number stickers. Here is also where the mounting bracket screws for the graphics chip is located. On top of the card near the back of the PCB are two 6-pin power connectors. As the GeForce GTX 285 requires 185W of power, two connectors are required. There are also two SLI bridge connectors more towards the front of the card.


Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX285 AMP Edition 1024MB GDDR3 Review

The GeForce GTX 285 card is a PCI Express 2.0 card. PCI Express 2.0 offers up to 5GB/second of bandwidth between the card and the rest of the system. The front of the card has two Dual-Link DVI inputs with a HDTV output as well. You can use this card with a HDMI monitor if you use an included adapter or an analog monitor with a VGA adapter that is also included with the packaging.