Either way, it's still retarded naming. I seriously can't believe they did this crap again, after all the bs about them changing the naming scheme to help make sense of it all. Why can't both companies stick to decent naming schemes that aren't out to confuse the consumer? So far with the 3xxx and 4xxx series, ATI has been doing a great job, but I'm sure they will screw it up just like Nvidia.
This is what they should have done to begin with. When people heard the yields on these chips were bad, it wasnt that they were bad, it was because they were too large, and only produced so many per wafer, thus making it a cost/profit issue, which it still is. nVidias margins are super thin/loss even with these cards. Thing is, they wont oc as fast as their 192 bretheren, but start out faster so = each other in the end. You could find 260 oceed editions equaling the 280 as well, but they all cost more. Given decent pricing, this is a good buy, at decent pricing. Its got my attention as the price performance is now finally getting to the 4870 level. These wont last long tho, as the 55 nm parts are due in a month or so. Im thinking nVidia will keep these prices low and eol them as the 55nm arrives