what makes a core 216

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  1. MrCompillitrate

    MrCompillitrate Maha Guru

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    a core 216? is it the 216 processing cores? smaller die size?

    Sorry if its a dumb question.
     
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    216 stream processors
     
  3. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    The GTX 260 originally had 192 SP's.

    It was revised and had and had two clusters re-activated, so they called it Core 216 so you could tell the difference.
     
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    Actually, only one GT200 cluster was activated. ;)

    Each cluster in GT200 has 24SPs.

    GTX280 always had 10 clusters, meaning 240SPs.

    GTX260 initially had 8 active clusters, meaning 192 SPs.

    GTX260 latterly had 9 active clusters, meaning 216 SPs.
     

  5. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    makes sense,i never really thought about it to be honest, still stuck in my ways from the old first generation architecture >.<
     
  6. MrCompillitrate

    MrCompillitrate Maha Guru

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    I never noticed i guess because i hadnt seen a 260 with 192 SP.. i saw one and i was like wow thats cheap, but it wasnt a 216
     
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    Yeah, they quickly phased out the older versions or were priced lower and sold quickly.
     
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    Hekynn Master Guru

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    hmm should i get a 295 or a core 216 since I hear its like a downclocked version of the 280. :)
     
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    the 280/285 has one more shader cluster than the 260, so it has 240 shader processors compared to the 260's 216 (the first 65nm 260's had only 192). clock speeds are also different.
     
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    Well its not really is it because its missing a shader cluster :)
     

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