Guru3D writes: "As you guys know NVIDIA recently introduced an updated GeForce GTX 260. The Core 216 version, obviously referring to the 216 shader processors that are active and crunching data for you in that GPU, which is 24 shader processors more than the regular GTX 260.
Now I'll leave the sketchy naming schema out of this review as much as I can, as honest to the one almighty, it's getting so confusing. NVIDIA really needs to do something about it. But see this product tested today as a mild update to the previous GeForce GTX 260, to compete better with team red's, the Radeon HD 4870.
See, that Radeon HD 4870 is a thorn in the green eyes of NVIDIA as pricing wise this thing just does wicked things. To adapt to ATI's strategy, the GeForce GTX 260 can now be purchased for the same price as the Radeon HD 4870. But in a lot of scenarios, the HD 4870 is simply a tad faster."