Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity
Guess you don't remember the 8800-9800 before that, then?
Also, pretty sure the GTS 250 had higher clocks and more VRAM than the 9800.
OT: This is highly disappointing.
the GTS 250 512mb was exactly a 9800GTX+ with a new bios,
the 1gb version obviously had more memory and a different PCB, while there was no (at least widely available) 9800GTX+ with 1gb...
the 9800GTX+ was a higher clocked version of the 9800GTX which was a higher clocked 8800GTS 512mb (128sps g92)... but in between all that there was a die shrink from 65 to 55nm (I think the 9800GTX+ was already 55nm only), but I think that was a result of a mistake o NV for calling the G92 "8800" series while this was filled by the g8x cards, so the rebrand happened quite quickly after the cards were released, not 1.5+ years later...
anyway, this is not something new for either of them, I remember buying a Radeon 9100, which was a Radeon 8500LE (r200 running at 250MHz) with a new bios,