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post #1 of 38
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Can they do that? Sell the old cards with the new one and hope we just be quiet and hope for the best?


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The soon to launch 55nm GTX 260 with 216 Shaders will stick with the Geforce GTX 260 brand. The reason is quite simple. Nvidia sits on a huge 65nm inventory and as soon as they would introduce a card with a new brand, they would kill the sales of old GTX 260 cards, and therefore manufacturers will be asked not to specially promote the new 55nm parts.

You can bet that 55nm GTX 260 will overclock better and the great news is that it will sell at the same price as the 65nm card. The 55nm GTX 260 comes with 216 Shaders and the same official 575MHz clock but it definitely overclocks better than the old cards based on 65nm.

These cards will be sneaked to market in the next two weeks but we are not sure how would you be able to tell if you got the 55nm card, without taking the cooler off and inspecting the card.
From : http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...10959&Itemid=1
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post #2 of 38
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Originally Posted by Dexeaur View Post
Can they do that? Sell the old cards with the new one and hope we just be quiet and hope for the best?
Sure, X-Box is doing it now with Jasper.
The question is who in their right mind would buy old tech for the same price and equal availability.
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nVidia sort of did it before, I believe.

from 8800gt to 9800gt, they claimed a process shrink, but it turns out many were still the larger process, and they sneakily moved to the smaller one.
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post #4 of 38
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Hmmm, what if someone just wanted the GTX260 but seeing there is a 55nm version which allows higher headroom for OC and less power usage, how would the consumer know? Would that be against the law or something?
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Originally Posted by chronostorm View Post
nVidia sort of did it before, I believe.
Its what nVidia DOES BEST

to nVidia, not you chrono
    
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post #6 of 38
Just check the model number

I prefer it this way, no marking up prices...
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No external source again. But this would seem more likely, given they don't like to change the names a whole lot between die-shrinks. Let's wait for a more reputable source to get the final info on the naming.
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post #8 of 38
Stuff like this is done all the time, and NVIDIA certainly has 55nm GT200 chips, so I don't doubt this story.
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Neat, but I wanted to step up to a 55nm GTX260 (or perhaps a 55nm 280? O_o)...
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post #10 of 38
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
No external source again. But this would seem more likely, given they don't like to change the names a whole lot between die-shrinks. Let's wait for a more reputable source to get the final info on the naming.
I have yet to see Fuad Abazovic show any form of proof from any of his supposed "sources". Personally, I think the guy just writes his articles in an effort to get more traffic for his site. Meh, Fuad may be the owner of FUDzilla, but at least the other people who write on that site do a half decent job on their articles.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 2/2/09 at 8:42am
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