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I am going to be purchasing a GTX260 216 before the 55nm come out i think. could if like step up to a 55nm 260 or 280 upon request or can i not request the fabrication process?
    
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I don't know of any place that you can request the fabrication process, but I do know that some sites will list in their product specs what fabrication process was used. In that case, just get the card that lists the 55nm process.
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the step up is through Evga specifically not retaillers.
    
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I heard that Nvidia asked it's resellers to do a quiet launch or just start slipping them into the reg GTX 260 216 boxes. This way no price cuts will have to happen to the older 65nm models.
    
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No way they are going to do a quiet launch, they are going to be named GTX265, GTX285 and GTX295 accordingly. It's not even been stated that there will be a GTX265, there has only been info on the other 2 cards.

But yeah a step-up should be possible regardless.
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No way they are going to do a quiet launch, they are going to be named GTX265, GTX285 and GTX295 accordingly. It's not even been stated that there will be a GTX265, there has only been info on the other 2 cards.

But yeah a step-up should be possible regardless.
    
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from what i read, nvidia IS going to do a quiet launch on 55nm GTX260.. GTX295 isn't and i'm not too sure about the GTX280 or GTX285.. whichever they are going to call it..
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from what i read, nvidia IS going to do a quiet launch on 55nm GTX260.. GTX295 isn't and i'm not too sure about the GTX280 or GTX285.. whichever they are going to call it..
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Proof? There are so many reports on the GTX285 and GTX295. This tells me they are going to change names. In fact, there is more proof out there that says there will be a name change rather than a "sneaky" launch.

Besides, you can't tell me I'm not gonna know which card I'm gonna buy. If they're gonna "trick" me into thinking it's the new card and receive the old card instead I think I'll have the right to say something.
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Several sources have reported it will be a quiet launch for the GTX260. Think about it, they have an overstock of 260 and 280 cores just sitting around that will not be bought while the 55nm are floating around unless they drastically lower prices. Im guessing that when overclocked the 55nm 260 will perform better than an overclocked 65nm 280 and therefore forcing the 280 even lower in price. Another reason is to trick the consumer into buying a GTX 260 thinking it is 55nm. Its rediculous but probably true coming from Nvidia. Im sure some manufacturers will state the process against nvidia's will but in some secret discrete way.
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