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Old January 24, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Default BFG GeForce GTX260 Maxcore 65nm or 55nm?

I bought the BFG GeForce GTX260 OC Maxcore recently. Every review that I have read shows that the Maxcore series are 55nm, however Everest is showing 65nm. Also, I read this quote from [H] Enthusiast :

*Originally, we had stated the new GTX 260 was 55nm as told to us by BFGTech. This has proven to be innacurate. BFGTech's Associate Product Manager had this to say: "Sorry about the confusion this may or will create, but the GTX 260 “MAXCORE” product from us does in fact feature a GPU made using 65nm process technology. No D10U GPU to date has been 55nm." So the new GTX 260 is still 65nm, even though it has more streaming processors and more texture units.

Now, I am not so sure. Any ideas who is correct ? Can't find anything on the BFG website.
65 or 55nm ? Does is matter ? Is this BFG video card being advertised wrongly ??
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Old January 24, 2009, 07:25 PM
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The original line of GTX 260 Core 216 Card were in fact 65nm......the "newest" released GTX 260 Core 216 are now 55nm
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Old January 25, 2009, 10:20 AM
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The original line of GTX 260 Core 216 Card were in fact 65nm......the "newest" released GTX 260 Core 216 are now 55nm
"newest" is the operative word - Mine has a date of June16, 2008 as the release date - is that old or new ? Not that it matters to me how large the GPU is since I have already installed it. However, I am not too happy with all this marketting misinformation.

I have just learnt that if you have a GT200 GPU, it is 65nm but the GT200b are 55nm !
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Old January 25, 2009, 11:31 AM
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"newest" is the operative word - Mine has a date of June16, 2008 as the release date - is that old or new ? Not that it matters to me how large the GPU is since I have already installed it. However, I am not too happy with all this marketting misinformation.

I have just learnt that if you have a GT200 GPU, it is 65nm but the GT200b are 55nm !
Not really sure what you mean by "misinformation".....you have to "read" the specs of what your purchasing!!
For folks that aren't "up" on the latest technology as in GPU's, yes, I can see the confusion, for us that are always on the leading edge of this stuff, most of us were well aware that the 260 216 Cards in their debut were the older 65nm's and that the 55nm's were indeed going to be released sometime just before XMas.
Original Core 216 EVGA | Products
New 55nm Core 216 EVGA | Products

The new 55nm's have a totally different SKU #, look, design etc etc...purchaser should do a little research when making the purchase to ensure you get exactly what you want.
As for your 216 Core 65nm vs the 216 Core 55nm...don't sweat it...you have a great Card and the difference in speeds OC'ing etc etc are marginal at best!
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Old January 25, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Read the review dude it might help you to understand the difference it will also show what RJbarker said about being "marginal at best" and this couldn't be a more perfect example.

EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Superclocked Edition Video Card Review
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Old January 25, 2009, 01:15 PM
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Methinks you should read our MaxCore review. Not anywhere does it state that the card is 55nm.

From what I know, BFG has yet to release any 55nm GTX 260 cards
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Old January 25, 2009, 01:47 PM
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In fairness of the OP Sky has a valid point,,,I too find BFG's naming scheme a little more difficult to understand then Evga....doesn't exonerate the responsibility of the purchaser to "research" hardware though...
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Old January 25, 2009, 04:24 PM
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One way or another, the 55nm core doesn't make a lick of difference on this card. It is just being used as a license to print money.

On the other hand, the GTX 285....now THAT'S what a 55nm shrink should bring to the table.
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Old January 25, 2009, 04:42 PM
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I do accept full responsibility for making the decision to purchase the card. Howerver, I still maintain that the products are named in a more confusing way. From the reviews that I've read, they are either silent on the core design or give the impression that they are 55nm. There is nothing in the brochure or the specs posted on the manufacturer's website that indicate that the boxes being sold now are 65nm or 55nm. I am learning though, especially from this forum - Thanks.
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Old January 25, 2009, 08:16 PM
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I agree and you just explained the reason why any company names products the way they do: to make old tech more appealing in order to clear out stockpiles. Hence there are 1GB HD 4650s, 1GB 9600 GTs, etc, etc.
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