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Old December 28, 2008, 02:01 AM
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Default GTX 260 55nm worth the step up?

What do you guys think? I can step up for just the shipping fee..
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Old December 28, 2008, 05:35 AM
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NO. Not at all.
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Old December 28, 2008, 05:49 AM
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NO. Not at all.
Why? Other than the fact that it looks ugly, wouldn't it overclock better, runs cooler, and consumes less power? I was considering this too.
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Old December 28, 2008, 05:57 AM
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Without giving much away: no, no and not by much.
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Old December 28, 2008, 06:58 AM
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When is the review out ?
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Old December 28, 2008, 07:55 AM
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When EVGA and Nvidia figure out what is happening with power consumption.
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Old December 28, 2008, 10:57 AM
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An initial test showed that the 55nm GTX260 has some "unexpected" results but who knows whether or not the results are accurate so I would hold off on the step-up for now.
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Old December 28, 2008, 11:21 AM
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I have seen a review where the newer stock cooler on the 55nm was inferior to the 65nm one, possibly being a factor in higher temps. There is a new PCB design which may also be affecting power consumption.

So yeah, this new card may need a revision or aftermarket work to see the benefits of the new shrink...You should heed SKY's words...
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Old December 28, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Without giving much away: no, no and not by much.
Feels like I just read the shortest review conclusion ever.
I assume this isn't an NDA situation here as eVGA has already posted this for sale and it is listed as in stock. nVidia still calls this the 260 model, same clocks (so not a exactly a NEW release), die shrink, unannounced/pseudo release revision that may or may not have strange problems.
Not too smooth nVidia.
Still looking forward to the review though.
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Old December 28, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Feels like I just read the shortest review conclusion ever.
Same here, Well, SKYMTL just has to package that up short sentence up nicely, throw a few pictures in, and BOOM, the review is done!

Joking aside, I can't wait to see the review, the move to 55nm, even if it provides no benefits, should at least help drive the price down.
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