Well, well NVIDIA strikes back. Good! More competion is good. Now we have to see, when they can go to cheaper production cost node. But like they say in Anandtech name: GTX 265 would have been better name...
GTX 260 Core 216 : GTX 260 SPs 216 : 192 textures 80 / 80 : 64 / 64 ROPs 28 : 28 and so on... same clocks for both etc.
So it's not big surprice that old and new 260 are guite the same.
Yeah, I was hoping for a die shrink. Much like with the 9800gtx. While it's still a nice card, the reviews I have read give it a lukewarm reception. I have been thinking personally of upgrading to a 260. I am now hoping to catch the tail end of the stock on the 192 shader model for CHEAP. Good luck to me and much happiness to those that buy the 216 model!!
It cost $300+, compared to original gtx260, which is now near $200. Is that slight bit of performance difference really worth the extra?