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GTX 280 vs 8800 GTX - 18 Months of Innovation

EVGA's GeForce GTX 280

Before we get to the main event, I just have to show the purdy pictures I snapped of the Evga GTX 280.

Here we have the bundlishess picture. Inside the box you will find:

 

          
  • A piece of paper with warnings about room temperature limits when these cards are used in SLI and warnings associated with the 8 pin power adapter that is included. For 2-Way SLI Evga recommends that you keep your room temperature below 35C (95F). For 3-Way SLI they recommend a temperature below 30C (86F).
  • A small folder that contains the generic (yet full color) graphics card installation guide.
  • A quick start guide for the GTX 280 and GTX 260 that labels the important parts of the card, shows how to use SLI bridge connectors and how to connect the proper PSU cables and what the status LED on the back of the card means when it shines one of its three colors.
  • An installation disk with the 177.35 drivers, Fraps and a special version of the Evga Precision overclocking tool that is designed to work with the GTX 280 and GTX 260.
  • On the connector side there are two DVI to VGA adapters, the component dongle, a 2 molex to single 6 pin adapter and a 2 six pin connector to 8 pin connector adapter.
  • An Evga case sticker.
 

 EVGA GeForce GTX 280

 Here we have the GTX 280 and 8800 GTX lined up for a direct comparison. Both cards are the same size and both of them weigh 2lbs and .8 ounces.

GTX 280 vs 8800 GTX

And last but not least, the sultry back shot. You can also see that damn black square box on the left that prevented me from installing the GTX 280 on my Abit IN9 32X-MAX.

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