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Old 11-20-08, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default 55nm GTX's slip streamed?

So now I'm reading about the new 55nm chips quietly replacing the 65nm parts. That is not "cool" IMO

There should be some way to verify that you have a new 55nm part before purchasing. GTX270 & GTX290 are perfect names to me. What reason would Nvidia have for sneaking the new parts in the back door?
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Old 11-20-08, 02:22 PM   #2
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So they can get rid of all of the old parts first. A lot of people wouldn't know the difference, and if the performance is exactly the same then why bother making up a new number?
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So they can get rid of all of the old parts first. A lot of people wouldn't know the difference, and if the performance is exactly the same then why bother making up a new number?
For one i'd expect less heat from the 55nm part when clocked equally.
Could also offer more overclocking headroom.
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So now I'm reading about the new 55nm chips quietly replacing the 65nm parts. That is not "cool" IMO

There should be some way to verify that you have a new 55nm part before purchasing. GTX270 & GTX290 are perfect names to me. What reason would Nvidia have for sneaking the new parts in the back door?
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For one i'd expect less heat from the 55nm part when clocked equally.
Could also offer more overclocking headroom.
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.
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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.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:02 PM   #7
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Why are we debating something that hasn't been verified yet? Please back up the claim first.
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Old 11-21-08, 12:56 AM   #8
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Keeping the same vendor ID allows for cards to be SLI'd without issue. It'd be the same with the 260-216 and 9800GTX +. And honestly . If clocks are kept the same it really wouldnt matter much.

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