Leadtek Winfast Geforce GTX 280
ATI releases the HD4870X2 to take on NVIDIA fastest GPU to date, the GTX 280. Leadtek was kind enough to send in a sample of their high end product, the Winfast GTX 280.
Leadtek follows the reference NVIDIA design with their GTX 280 unit, the card is as big as the HD4870X2 length wise and also takes up two slots. The heatsink shroud does increase the total dimensions of the card, so make sure your case has room.
The Geforce GTX 280 we’re testing is based on 65nm fabrication process; there are rumors floating around that a revised 55nm based product will be released in the coming months, for now we’ll have to settle with this one.
• Transistor Count: 1400 Million
• Core Clock: 602Mhz
• Shader Clock: 1296Mhz
• Memory Clock: 1107Mhz GDDR3
• Stream Processors: 240
• Texture Units: 80
• ROPs: 32
• Memory Bus: 512-bit
• Memory Size: 1Gb
The specifications of the GTX 280 put it on par with the HD4870X2, same amount of Texture Units and ROPs, but lower Core clock, GDDR3 vs GDDR5, but a 512-bit dedicated memory bus. All in all a worthy successor of the popular G80 8800GTX high end card.
Inside the package Leadtek provides a Driver CD and ….. There’s also a HDTV-out cable and…
Your power supply should not be a 1000W if you only plan to run one of these in your system, but you do have to have a spare 6-pin and 8-pin connector to make this card power up.