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Nvidia GeForce GTX 280

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How well can the GeForce GTX 280 run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 280 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. DirectX 10 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 280 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 280 in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this GeForce GTX 280 graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 280? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 366% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 852 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 280% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The GeForce GTX 280 was released on 16 Jun 2009

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GPU
Architecture
Tesla G200-302-A2
Process
65nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
48 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
19 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
240
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$649.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 10.0
Shader
4.0
Open GL
3.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1107 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bandwidth
141.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
602 MHz
Power
Max Power
236 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 40 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
6 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 280 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 280 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.


Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-302-A2 which has 10 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 240 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 602MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1107MHz.


Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 236W, it requires at least a 550W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the lower positioned GeForce GTX 275.
It is therefore even faster than the Fermi based GeForce GTX 460 768MB.


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GeForce GTX 280 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Valorant 87% 65%
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla 118% 386%
Grand Theft Auto VI 231% 426%
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GeForce GTX 280 Extras
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