Originally Posted by Selene
Yea i agree not sure that GT206 is the new GTX260 or not, lots of ppl say the GTX260+/GTX270 will be out this month, the GT206 shows to be out around Christmas, but it also shows to be a lower card then the GTX280, this would lead many to think its the +24shader GTX260.
I mean why would they have 2 cards in that same preformace spot.
I wouldn't pay much attention to the performance on that slide, IMO they are just trying to say the order of the cards and not compare actual performance based on height in the graph. See 9800GTX+ is in two different places and I highly doubt there would be two different flavors with so much performance difference between them. IMO the layout is that way just so it can fit better on the slide.
Also they probably don't know anything about the new chips except the pin number and layout, power envelope and such things, nothing about the internals or performance. A card assembler or partner in general doesn't really need more info and they could have based their performance expectations based on memory width and power envelop, and both could be the same as on current GTX cards. But on the smaller nodes, performance can be much higher at same power envelope.