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Old November 16, 2009, 09:39 AM
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I was looking at buying a GTX 260. But what is the second number I see when people are selling. I have seen a 216 and another number. What does this mean?
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Old November 16, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Its the amount of cores, it originally came out with 192 cores. The new/better one is the one that has 216, increased performance
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Old November 16, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Andandtech explains it really well

Credit goes to Andandtech of course

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If you remember the diagram below from our GT200 review you'll see that a GeForce GTX 280 has ten clusters of 24 stream processors (the little blue blocks), for a total of 240 SPs or "cores". The GeForce GTX 260 has eight of those clusters (called Texture/Processor Clusters or TPCs), bringing its total up to 192 SPs. The Core 216, as you can guess, has nine clusters or 216 SPs. NVIDIA just enabled another TPC on the Core 216 (or alternatively, disabled a TPC on a GTX 280).

The GeForce GTX 280, 10 TPCs, 240 SPs

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, 9 TPCs, 216 SPs

The GeForce GTX 260, 8 TPCs, 192 SPs
The extra TPC also gives the Core 216 another 8 texture address and filtering units, but the rest of the chip's makeup remains the same, even down to the clock speeds. The Core 216 runs its core, shader and memory clocks at the same frequencies as the vanilla GTX 260.
Priced at $279, the Core 216 is a direct competitor to AMD's Radeon HD 4870 - selling at a similar price. The GTX 260 will continue to exist although selling at a cheaper price point and naturally with more processing power, the GTX 280 remains unaffected.
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Interesting stuff, now I know a little more about my GTX 280
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Old November 25, 2009, 08:17 PM
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lol didn't even notice there were more posts till now thanks 5ILVgeARX very informative.
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