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    Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    Sporting more stream processors than before, we see if NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 260 is a compelling solution at £199.
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    Bang for buck sums it up really. I was hoping this was going to be a fair bit cheaper, but alas it's not to be. I'll wait for the die shrink now and then re-evaluate.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    I'm not sure the nVidia numbering scheme makes sense.

    You have two identical chips, the G92 part for instance, so you call one of them the 8800GTS 512 and the other 9800GTX. Or you have a cut down one called 8800GT and you then have the same thing so you call it a 9800GT. Same chip, completely different names.

    Then on the other hand you have different chips - 192 scalar vs 216 say, so you call them the same name, the GTX260.


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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    Wow atleast your BFG package had a warning thing saying to register , mine didnt come with any warning i had to check on the internet my self iirc and i think i jusr registered it intime even though they didnt confirm it >.<(oh well my warranty is with scan for 999months o.O)

    Nvidia have lost the plot when it comes to graphic card names, atleast with the change from 8800GTS to the new one made sense as it was called 8800GTS 512/g92 but they have a pretty different card and call it exactly the same, what gives? has their department ran out of numbers or something . Its not bad but i dont really see the point with doing this, they should of saved it for the die shrink imo.
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    But a die-shrink doesn't mean a whole lot to the consumer unless it's accompanied by higher clocks.

    NVIDIA's kept them the same and, as far as we can tell, just used better yields to bring in an 'all-new' card.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    I'm sick to death of Nvidia and their naming schemes. It's all about marketing and makes virtually no sense. You have to be constantly reading reviews etc to keep up to date, because the model numbers mean virtually nothing.

    I want a HD4870 with a nicer cooler, but if the price is right on a new GTX260 then I'll have to get one. Lower idle power consumption is important.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    I just bought a good brand HD4870 for £170, i'd have liked one with a better cooler but what are you going to do?

    I have bought Nvidia pretty much exclusively for the last 8 years or so, but they have just gone crazy with product naming and having a far to complicated product range. At least ATI aren't releasing new variations on their cards every 5 minutes.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    If i were nvidia, i'd of released the more SP and die shrink at the same time and then renamed it, but then that would make sense

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    Nvidia: "hmm, we now have a new card, it's performance is between the first 2. But what do we call it...? I know, lets name it exactly the same as one of the first cards."

    C'mon nvidia. Isn't is about time you sacked whoever started naming the cards since the G92 cores?

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    What I don't understand is where they are trying to go with this. Looking at scan's pricing. The cheapest GTX280 in stock is actually about a quid cheaper than the cheapest new GTX260.

    Who in their right minds is not going to go for the GTX280?

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    I assume they will be doing the same to the GTX280 sometime? Otherwise, i agree, it is completely pointless.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    What do you mean doing the same? They've not shrunk the die - they've only slightly de-crippled the GTX260....

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    Yeah. To make it worth while they either need to increase the SP's on a 280, or drop the 2602 in price.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    pathetic.......

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    I didn't know they made a 7.5ghz GPU in the 4870 range

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA (BFG) launches a new GeForce GTX 260: we take a look

    anyone know when they might release the die-shrink models (270/290)????

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