Still, that hasn't stopped NVIDIA's partners engaging in case of one-upmanship, with EVGA now releasing the GeForce GTX 285 FTW (For The Win), clocked in at 722MHz core, 1,670MHz shader, and a blistering 2,772MHz memory, made possible by the use of some tasty 0.8ns RAM. It compares favourably with the stock frequencies of 648/1,476/2,484MHz, but the obvious thorn in the side will be price, which'll be around £380, including VAT, going on current EVGA pricing of GTX 285s.
Now, it doesn't need a rocket scientist to tell you that it won't beat out the twin-GPU monster in benchmarks, and then we wonder what the real point is when this end of the market is all about performance. US customers get a slightly easier financial ride, with the card available for around $449, or $50 less than the GTX 295.
Exacerbating the problem is that pre-overclocked GeForce GTX 280s, ostensibly the same GPU underneath, but not quite as fast, can be purchased for around £260, and Sapphire's ever-recommended Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB is also a good bet at £250.
Still, if you're adamant that a high-end GeForce GTX 285 is exactly the card you want, EVGA's is the fastest air-cooled one we've come across.