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Old January 6, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Thanks SKYMTL!

Have fun down there and bring back lots of good information for us crack addicts!
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Old January 6, 2009, 03:58 PM
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I wonder why a die shrink didn't translate into any performance enhancements. If anything it looks like it performed worse than the 65nm version. Did they cheap out and use even crappier components and heatsink for the rest of the card?
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Old January 6, 2009, 05:12 PM
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I dont think that cooler shrink is just money saving solution. I think they ander all cost wanted same performance from this cards for now. They obvious didnt want to a) this card be better thab 65 in any area because they have stocks of 260 65, and who would buy them if for little more money have beast you can oc around 800 or have less power consumption, or run cooler. and b) they didnt want to this card become better than 280 because samw reasons. They have freedom to make 285 better because that will not hurt anything, because it will be priced over that all.
Ati cought them on sleeping and they have stacks of that expensiv gpu/s and now they desperatly want to get rid of them and minimize damage.

Anyway, i would again buy my 260 216. Had ati, this is better product....
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Old January 6, 2009, 07:59 PM
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wow, seems like a flop from nVidia this time round, the 55nm should have improved power and heat more but I guess they will be making slightly better money on each card.
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Old January 7, 2009, 11:10 AM
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Sheesh...to much gaming lately missed the post date by 2 days lol.

Sky, a shame the results weren't as good as the review.

I'll be patiently waiting for the GTX285 review. Personally any drop in temperature or power consumption will be a welcoming feature compared to the GTX280. Just the other day I forgot to adjust my folding profile running at 61% fanspeed and a closed case gpu temp was cooking at 99oC.

Did one these and cranked it to 100%

Have a great time at CES

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Old January 7, 2009, 11:34 AM
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great review, sky, and all others who punched in. have fun at CES!
grab some pics and stuff to let us know. be sure to check out that BFG monster!

ill be waitin to step up to either 285 or 295 from my 260 216.. glad i didn't waste it on a 55nm stepup.
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Old January 7, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Great review like always.
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Excellent review and forums just found this site doing research for my upgrade. I am in the middle of doing an upgrade for MB/GPU/PSU and was torn between which graphic cards to get mostly comparing 260 with the 4870 1GB. I kept leaning towards the 260 C216 55nm even though the price was about $50 higher then the 4870 I decided to order the evga superclock version. This review answered many questions I had and made the decision much easier.

I too was hoping for more O/C potential from the 55nm but the more silent fan alone is worth the little extra.

I am still hoping i can hit slightly over SSC clocks with it for 24/7 if so I will be happy

Now just playing the waiting game for my parts to arrive, looking forward to this jump from my 6600GT
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Excellent review ....
Now just playing the waiting game for my parts to arrive, looking forward to this jump from my 6600GT
Now that's a step up! Enjoy!
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