At first glance, the GeForce GTX 280 looks like a fusion between the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and the GeForce 9800 GTX designs.

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 sports a similar blower design to that of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and the GeForce 9800 GTX.

 

 

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At full speed, the 0.48A blower is reported to spin at some 1600rpm. At 100%, mild wind noise and a little whirr is heard, but unobtrusive.

 

 

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HDMI audio output similar to that of the GeForce 9800 series. Power is a 6-and-8-pin combination like the GeForce 9800 GX2.

 

 

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A rubber cover which prevents unnecessary exposure of the SLI connectors for either dual SLI or tri SLI.

 

 

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The back of the card. Dual dual-link DVI outputs and a single S-Video ouput are available.
Also, hot air is expelled from the vents above the display connectors.

 

 

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The back of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280. Having a back cover adds a little protection to the PCB.