NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 200
Release Date
June 16th, 2008
Launch Price
$649
PCB Code
180-10651-0102
P/N Code
600-10651-0000
Board Model
NVIDIA P651
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
G200-302 (GT200)
Architecture
Tesla
Fabrication Process
65 nm
Die Size
470 mm2
Transistors Count
1.4B
Transistors Density
3M TRAN/mm2
Cores
240
SM
30
TPCs
10
TMUs
80
ROPs
32
Clocks
Base Clock
602 MHz
Memory Clock
1107 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
2214 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus Width
512-bit
Memory Bandwidth
141.7 GB/s

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x16
Width
11.1 cm
Length
26.7 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
TDP/TBP
236 W
Recommended PSU
550 W
Maximum Temperature
105 °C
Multi-GPU Support
3-way
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
2 ×
S-Video
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
10.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
19.3 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
48.2 GTexel/s
Peak FP32
289 GFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per Watt
1.2 GFLOPS/W
FP32 Perf. per mm2
615 FLOPS/mm2




602 MHz
MIN
602
(6)
621
(1)
633
(1)
648
(1)
650
(3)
670
(1)
691
(2)
700
(3)

700 MHz
MAX

  Model nameBoostMemoryPowerCustom SeriesPopularity
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COLORFUL GTX 280 1GB - 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
3%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB
01G-P3-1280
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
4%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB FTW
01G-P3-1286
- 1215 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin FTW (For The Win)
 
4%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB Hydro Cooper
01G-P3-1289
- 1215 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin HC (Hydro Cooper)
 
2%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB Hydro Cooper 16
01G-P3-1289
- 1215 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin HC (Hydro Cooper)
 
2%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB SSC
01G-P3-1284
- 1161 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
3%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB Superclocked
01G-P3-1282
- 1134 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
2%
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EVGA GTX 280 1GB Superclocked+
01G-P3-1283
- 1134 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
2%
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MSI GTX 280 1GB OC
N280GTX-T2D1G-OC
- 1150 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
25%
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MSI GTX 280 1GB
N280GTX-T2D1G
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
7%
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MSI GTX 280 1GB OC
N280GTX-T2D1G-OC
- 1150 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
3%
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MSI GTX 280 1GB OC HYDROGEN
N280GTX OC HYDROGEN
- 1150 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin Hydrogen
 
3%
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POINT OF VIEW GTX 280 1GB
R-VGA150910F
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
30%
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POINT OF VIEW GTX 280 1GB EXO
R-VGA150910F-EXO
- 1150 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin EXO
 
100%
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ZOTAC GTX 280 1GB
ZT-X28E3LA-FSP
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
2%
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ZOTAC GTX 280 1GB
ZT-X28E3LC-FSP
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin
 
3%
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ZOTAC GTX 280 1GB AMP! Edition
ZT-X28E3LA-FCP
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin AMP!
 
3%
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ZOTAC GTX 280 1GB AMP! Edition
ZT-X28E3LC-FCP
- 1107 MHz 1× 8-pin, 1× 6-pin AMP!
 
2%
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
 
480
-
 
2 Gbps
 
3.5 GB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
 
240
-
 
2.5 Gbps
 
1 GB GD3 512b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
 
240
-
 
2.2 Gbps
 
1 GB GD3 512b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
 
240
-
 
2.3 Gbps
 
896 MB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (216 Cores 55nm)
 
216
-
 
2 Gbps
 
896 MB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (216 Cores)
 
216
-
 
2 Gbps
 
896 MB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
 
192
-
 
2 Gbps
 
896 MB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (55nm)
 
192
-
 
2 Gbps
 
896 MB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
 
128
-
 
2 Gbps
 
1 GB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
 
112
-
 
2.2 Gbps
 
1 GB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
 
96
-
 
1 Gbps
 
1.5 GB D2 192b
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
 
96
-
 
3.4 Gbps
 
1 GB GD5 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
 
48
-
 
1.6 Gbps
 
1 GB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 210
 
16
-
 
800 Mbps
 
512 MB D3 64b
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NVIDIA GeForce 205
 
8
-
 
800 Mbps
 
512 MB D2 64b
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA Tesla C1060
 
240
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
4 GB GD3 512b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
 
240
-
 
2.2 GB/s
 
1 GB GD3 512b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (216 Cores)
 
216
-
 
2 GB/s
 
896 MB GD3 448b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
 
192
-
 
2 GB/s
 
896 MB GD3 448b

Overview

Experience the hottest games at mind blowing frame rates, or go beyond traditional 3D graphics with Graphics Plus™ and experience GPU-accelerated NVIDIA® PhysX™ gaming effects, Stereoscopic 3D, and lightning fast video and image processing.

Features

2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture:
Second generation architecture delivers up to 50% more gaming performance over the first generation through 192 enhanced processing cores that provide incredible shading horsepower.

NVIDIA PhysX™-Ready1:
GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology2 :
Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.

NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology3 :
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processing cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks – such as video encoding – delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.

NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology4
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

NVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology5
Lets you switch from the GeForce GTX 260 graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non graphically-intensive applications for a quiet, low power PC experience.

1 – The GeForce GTX 260 GPU ships with hardware support for NVIDIA PhysX technology. NVIDIA PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Refer to www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more information.
2 – NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce GTX 260 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 260 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
3 – Requires application support for CUDA technology.
4 – Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
5 Requires NVIDIA HybridPower™-enabled motherboard.

 

Graphics Evolves Beyond Gaming With New NVIDIA Geforce GTX 200 GPUs

Revolutionary Processor Does Double Duty as the Most Advanced GPU Ever Built and a Second-Generation CUDA General Purpose Parallel Processor

SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 16, 2008—Imagine instead of taking over five hours to convert a video for your iPod, it only takes 35 minutesi. Imagine using your PC to simulate protein folding to help find a cure for debilitating diseases. Imagine that your PC can dramatically accelerate everyday tasks, and deliver an exciting visual experience in the process. Today that imagination becomes a reality now that the leader in visual computing technologies, NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), has introduced its new family of GeForce® GTX 200 graphics processors (GPUs)—which includes the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs—taking graphics beyond gaming and gaming beyond anything that’s ever been possible before on a consumer computing platform.

“The advances NVIDIA continues to make in visual computing are simply incredible, and we are excited to be one of the first companies in the world to offer the technology in the new Exhilaration Edition of the award-winning HP Blackbird 002,” said Rahul Sood, chief technology officer, HP Voodoo Business Unit. “Exceptional graphics quality and performance is important to our customers, and now the GeForce GTX 200 GPUs are bringing something else into the mix. By using the GPU to enhance everyday applications such as video encoding and manipulating photos, HP Blackbird 002 is one of the most cutting-edge PC platforms ever designed.”

Graphics Beyond Gaming
One of the most powerful processors in the PC is the GPU. Rendering 3D images in real-time is just about the most mathematically intensive task your PC will ever undertake, but it’s not the only one. As PC applications become increasingly visual, many ordinary tasks will benefit from the graphics horsepower provided by the GPU, including encoding and playing high-definition videos, editing photos, getting driving directions off the Internet, or simply running a new operating system like Windows Vista.

“Millions of users around the world know how time consuming it is to convert their home videos for use on video sharing sites such as YouTube or for downloading to popular media players such as the iPod,” said Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies. “Elemental has developed the BadaBOOM™ Media Converter, a consumer video application scheduled for release in August. By taking advantage of the massively parallel, general-purpose computing architecture of a GeForce GPU, we are able to transcode high-quality video 18 times faster than with CPU-only implementations. This unprecedented performance scaling is the reason why we have made sure that our RapiHDTM Video Platform takes advantage of NVIDIA GPUs.”

By recognizing that the value of a GPU transcends gaming, an increasing number of applications are also being written that use the GPU for straight, non-graphical computational tasks. For example, Stanford University’s distributed computing computational program Folding@Home, combines the computing horsepower of millions of consumer GPUs to simulate protein folding to help find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. With the computing processing power of the GeForce GTX family, applications such as Folding@Home and others can run upwards of 140 times faster on an NVIDIA general-purpose parallel processor than on some of today’s traditional CPUs.

“GeForce GPUs will soon deliver the biggest boost in processing power we’ve seen in the history of Folding@Home,” said Vijay Pande, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University. “The GeForce GTX 280 GPU runs Folding@Home 45 times faster than the latest 3GHz Core2 Quad CPU. If just one percent of the world’s GeForce 8- and 9-Series GPUs ran Folding@Home, we would have 70 petaflops of processing power to help find cures for disease. That’s 10 times more processing power than the world’s top 100 supercomputers combined.”

Gaming That’s Beyond
The CUDA general-purpose parallel processing mode will usher in a new generation of ultra realistic games. Developers can use the supercomputing power of the “CUDA Computing” mode to simulate realistic, physically accurate effects then render beautiful images using the “GeForce GPU” mode. NVIDIA GPUs are also the only ones to support PhysX™ technology, the world’s most pervasive physics engine that is already delivering dynamic 3D realism to more than 140 games across multiple platforms, and is being used by more than 25,000 developers worldwide. With PhysX, developers can incorporate effects such as rigid body dynamics, collision detection, and cloth simulation that dramatically change the way the games are played and how the on-screen stories unfold, and then accelerate those effects using the processing power of the GPU.

“I haven’t been this excited about a new gaming technology in years,” said Chris Taylor, CEO and founder of Gas Powered Games. “We’re focusing all of our physics efforts on PhysX, and it already delivers the kinds of advanced effects in Space Siege that takes the whole experience to the next level. And in the near-future, you’re going to see real-time, Hollywood cinematic-level environmental effects on GPUs like the GeForce GTX 280. We’re talking about some wicked-cool technology here!”

 

Additional features of the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs include:

  • 2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture: Delivers 50% more gaming performance over the Company’s previous NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra GPU through 240 enhanced processor cores that provide incredible shading horsepower at resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600.ii
  • 3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technologyiii: Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way alternate frame rendering (AFR) for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista.
  • NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technologyiv: The combination of HD video decode acceleration and post-processing delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology: With the power of NVIDIA CUDA™ technology and the new CUDA runtime for Windows Vista, programmers can now offload the most intensive processing tasks from the CPU to the NVIDIA GPUs, putting the power of up to 240 multi-threaded processor cores to work.v

Graphics cards featuring GeForce GTX 280 GPUs will be available starting tomorrow from global leading add-in card manufacturers, such as: ASUS, BFG, Emtek, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, PC Partner/Zotac, PNY, Point of View, Unika, Unitek, and XFX. Graphics cards featuring GeForce GTX 260 GPUs will be available starting on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Suggested retail pricing for the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs are $649 and $399, respectively.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.