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Written by David Ramsey - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 08 February 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
EVGA Geforce GTX275 CO-OP PhysX Edition
Features and Specifications
EVGA GTX275 CO-OP First Look
EVGA GTX275 CO-OP Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
Crysis Warhead Benchmark
Far Cry 2 Benchmark
Batman: Arkham Asylum Benchmark
Darkest of Days Benchmark
GTX275 PhysX Edition Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
PhysX Edition Final Thoughts
EVGA GTX 275 CO-OP Conclusion

EVGA GTX275 CO-OP First Look

The EVGA GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition is a largish double-slot card. Its 10.5" length is standard for higher-end video cards and it will fit in most mid-tower cases.


Rather than the squirrel-cage fan used by most video cards in this xxx, EVGA opts instead for a larger, bladed fan in the center of the card. The GTS250 GPU is near the rear of the card and the GTX275 GPU is near the front of the card. The card's cooler exhausts air from both the front and rear of the card.


At the rear of the card we see the twin HDMI connectors. Unlike many other higher-end NVIDIA-based cards, the GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition does not include an S-VHS video connector. The small "dot" above the DVI connectors is a power LED that glows green when the card's power cables are connected. The exhaust vents next to the connectors service the GTS 250 side of the card.


On the back of the card we see the 16 screws securing parts of the cooling system and shroud. The black panel at the front of the card covers additional memory chips for the GTX 275 GPU.


The card requires both 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E power connectors, not surprising given the two GPUs and more than a gigabyte of memory.


The card's accessory bundle includes a quick start pamphlet, DVI-to-VGA and DVI-to-HDMI connectors, a Molex-to-6-pin PCI-E power adapter cable, a two-6-pin-to-one-8-pin PCI-E power adapter cable, a generic installation manual, a driver CD, a case badge, and a SPDIF cable. Until March 22, 2010, EVGA offers buyers of this card a free download of the Cryostasis first-person shooter game. Neither the printed manual, on-disk manual, or quick start pamphlet discuss the proper configuration of the card to make the best use of its PhysX capabilities. In fact, aside from a "Dedicated GTS 250 GPU for PhysX!" callout on the box, it's not mentioned at all. Apparently the target audience for this card already knows this stuff.


Join me in the next section as I take a detailed look at the hardware on this card.



# HActeXEmre Cetin 2010-02-26 08:48
Thanks for the follow-up review site I would really super Turkey
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# chalupaeater4000Joe 2010-04-06 04:29
I'm sure that in the future ATI will eventually have cuda and physx and still outperform Nvidia with cheaper prices. So I would'nt waste my money on a Nvidia card right now, especially when their prices are much higher. Nvidia is behind and the only thing they have is its cuda and physix.
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