Originally Posted by CaptNKILL
Which is why most people won't notice.
It makes sense for them to do this. They're switching to 55nm to decrease their own costs, not to make the chips sell better.
They'll probably leave it to the card makers to sell super-duper-clocked versions of the new 55nm GPUs.
Bingo. As is the GT200 is a behemoth! This shrink will help cut nVidia's manufacturing costs, while allowing the chips to run cooler.
The only way these new parts will be faster is if over clocked. To the best of my knowledge, nVidia hasn't improved efficiency any, it's just a simple shrink. Thus, they'll leave the over clocking to the board manufacturers. Or the end user.