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EVGA to ship GTX 260 55nm on Tuesday
by Fuad Abazovic on20 December 2008
Hot: Three versions
EVGA has informed us that they will be the first with EVGA Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 / 55nm cards, at least in Europe. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as EVGA is not the only big one to support Nvidia only, as XFX has defected to ATI, and BFG is not that big as it used to be. There will be at least three models of the new 55nm GTX 260: the reference clocked, Super Clocked and Super Super Clocked cards.
Flextronics make the cards, and these cards should have some very good overclocking capabilities. Nvidia usually uses Flextronics for its first NVTTM (Nvidia Time To Market) production batch and EVGA decided to get the first ones, and we don’t believe that they had any choice.
We found the card listed in Austria, Grafikkarte PCI-E 2.0 EVGA e-GeForce GTX 260 Core216 55nm Superclocked, Retail, 896MB listed at ditech.at for €299 and with 626MHz clock speed.
SuperSuper clocked should work at, at least 666MHz, while we suspect that it might even reach 700MHz.
The cards are shipping as of early next week and there is a tiny chance you might have one to put under the Xmas tree. This will be the third version of GTX 260 product, as the first one has 192 shaders, the second one is again 65nm chip with 216 Shaders, and finally the one that is available as of week 52, the GTX 260 with 55nm chip and 216 shaders.
You can find the listed card here.