Legit Reviews writes: "A couple days ago the great and powerful forces over at NVIDIA launched a new graphics card called the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. This new graphics card was launched to fill the gap between the GeForce GTX 260 and GeForce GTX 280. What gap might this be? It would be the gap where the ATI Radeon HD 4870 would be performing. By adding more shaders and increasing the MSRP by $50 the marketing team over at NVIDIA felt it made for a great new product and thus a card was born. This launch came to a shock as I didn't know much about it till just a number of weeks before these cards launched and since we got our review sample the day the new GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 graphics cards launched it can be assumed that these were rushed to market very quickly. Another sign of this is that NVIDIA didn't send out any reference cards and all the review samples were from add-in-board partners like the one we are looking at today from EVGA. You might be thinking how NVIDIA added more shaders to the GeForce GTX 260, so let's answer that before moving on to the review."