I disagree. The jump between 65 and 55nm is more than just a hew mhz. intel jumped the SAME proc from 45 to 32nm and say a 70% increase in processing power with a 60% drop in power consumption and heat
I you are an overclock lover, then yes 55nm is much better. I have the 216 and my room mate has the 55nm version. We have some comp specs and he's able to get his to 790mhz... mine will only do 709 before artifacting
The 55nm competes with the gtx 280
GTX 260 55nm is neck and neck with the GTX 280 in every test, and sometimes better:
The rest: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...gtx-260-a.html
Originally Posted by xwinx
the 55nm will give you slightly better temperatures. I wouldn't cry about a few degrees.
Okay, my GTX 260 core 216 was at stock. OC'ed now to 730 core clock, 1200 memory clock on 50% fan speed.
I get the same fps in every game.
OC'ing your card will probably give you bigger numbers but myself I don't visually notice any difference in gaming..
but some people want a bigger e-penor so they strive for every extra digit, therefore getting rid of their 65nm for 55nm just to overclock their card an extra 20 or 30Mhz