Whilst the 216 stream processor part has increased performance to the tune of 5 to 8%, this was not as much as AIBs or, indeed, end-users were hoping for.
It is claimed then that the upcoming 55nm refresh of the GTX 280, expected to launch before the turn of the year, is hoped to be a real turning point in NVIDIA's battle against the resurgent AMD.
It is currently believed that a 55nm refresh of the current GTX 280, known as the GTX 280 +, will take the performance crown back from AMD's HD 4870 X2 offering.
However, on that all important price-to-performance ratio, AMD obviously has something up its sleeve.
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