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Old 9th September 2008, 21:07   #1
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Default New Geforce GTX 260 Tested: 2~7% Faster

The Geforce GTX 260 is set to get an upgrade, the amount of stream processors will be bumped from 192 to 216, that's a ~12% increase. The new version will not get a special product name, so it might become confusing in the near future. HKEPC had a chance to test an Inno3D GTX 260 which got a bump in SP to 216.

In their overall game tests they saw a 2~7% performance increase compared to the regular version. Is it enough to outperform the Radeon HD 4870? Click the link to find out.

http://66.196.80.202/babelfish/trans...D2%2 6fs%3Did
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Old 9th September 2008, 21:10   #2
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in some of the game tests, where the GTX 260 was trailing the HD 4870 it now comes out on top; the margin is very small and it depends largely on what games you look at.

retail price for HD 4870 512Mb is ~€200
retail price for GTX 260 (196SP) is ~€214

ooh so close!
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OMG, Nvidia, please call it the GTX265, PLEASE!
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if rumors are to be believed, it will also cost ~$50 more than GTX 260 196SP, so there goes the "ooh so close" price/performance
I fully agree with the naming convention, it's already confusing enough to have 9600GSO and 8800GS which are the same product, now adding a GTX 260 with 216 SP without an indication is just as bad... unless they force all partners to make a clear distinction;

like Geforce GTX 260 GOLD, XFX Geforce GTX 260 XXXXX etc

being ironic
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Haha. They should call it the GT 260 and really confuse people 8800GT-style.
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