GeForce GTX 280 

Released June, 2008
  • 602 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR3

To find the maximum overclock of our card we used a combination of ATITool's successor (work in progress) and our benchmarking suite.
by techPowerUp! (Jun, 2008)
Even though Zotac's card is based on the NVIDIA reference design, Zotac has increased the clock speeds considerably.
by techPowerUp! (Jun, 2008)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 280

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

GeForce GTX 280

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 650

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 280

Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 280

2D IdleVideo Playback3D PerformanceCore Clock300 MHz400 MHz700 MHzMemory Clock100 MHz300 MHz1150 MHzShader Clock600 MHz800 MHz1400 MHzGPU Voltage1.03 V1.06 V1.18 VThe load detection is not dependant on 3D fullscreen, but on actual GPU usage.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GT200
Market Desktop
Clock speed 602 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 240
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Pixel rate 19.26 GPixel/s
Texture rate 48.16 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 622.1 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,107 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,214 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 141.7 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 236W
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