NVIDIA introduces the improved GTX260 amidst existing GTX260 overstock concerns:
|...compared to the older GTX 260, has not 192 but 216 Processing Cores. Powered by the 65nm G200-103-A2 chip, the 'new' graphics card looks just like a regular GTX 260 and has the same reference clocks as its predecessor - 576 MHz for the GPU, 1242 MHz for the shaders and 1998 MHz for the 896 MB of GDDR3 memory.
The upgraded GeForce GTX 260 still has a 448-bit memory interface, triple-SLI and DirectX 10(.0) support and requires extra power via two 6-pin PCIe connectors. Given the surplus of Processing Cores, the 1.1 version GeForce GTX 260 will come with a little price premium but hopefully that will go down as soon as the stocks of older GTX 260s are depleted.