BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX review -
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The card feeds off the PCIe bus and the two 6-pin power converters, loveleh as the previous generation GTX 280 required an 8-pin connector as well.
Next to the DVI connectors, and to your upper middle you can spot the two SLI fingers. Two fingers mean you can hook up to three cards with each other in SLI mode for a little two or threesome. Aah, the silent wish of every man. By the way, if you like to learn about 2-way and 3-way SLI with the GTX 285, please check this article.
Alright, one last look before we secure the card into our peachy test system.
Here we see the BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX in action. This is the new test system, Core i7 @ 3.7 GHz, 6 GB DDR3 memory on an ASUS Rampage II Extreme x58 motherboard, tied to a 1200 Watt PSU. Well yeah... that's pure sex for geeks.
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BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX review
We'll look at BFG finest GeForce GTX 285 offering. See, just like many of NVIDIA's board partners BFG offers the product in several flavors. The offer their regular OC edition, yet also OC+, OC2 and OCX editions. They've got quite a range. We'll explain the difference over the next few pages. Let us have a peek of what's under the hood of the BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX.
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