True. The 8800GTS G80 cards only have 96 stream processors, so that kind of hurts, lol, versus the GTS 512MB/GTX's 128SP and then GT/GTS 640MB SSC cards that have 112SP. Also, the G92 cards (GTS 512MB/GT) overclock *MUCH* higher. See that 700MHz clock? A G80 card could never dream of that without voltage mods.
One ironic thing I noticed: "Do-it-yourself computer building used to be about getting comparable or more computing power for fewer bucks than you would find at the local computer shop, or the big box stores like Best Buy and Circuit City. Nowadays it is all about the bang for the buck. Sure we can pump out articles all day long about Triple-SLI and the latest QX processor from Intel to get “ooh’s and ah’s” but what most of you readers really want to see is what piece of hardware is going to perform closest to a high-end solution without draining your wallet as said high-end solution would. This is the market that ECS is reaching for and today’s review is a great example of that."
And then all the tests are at 2560x1600, needing a $1,300 monitor. Well, there was that lone 3D Mark '06 test at 1280x1024, though. I know why it was done, but I thought it was kind of funny.
Still, nice find! Wonder how many other GT 256MB are like this? I would've never guessed a maker to do that. Now if only nVidia didn't laser off the other 32 stream processors off my GTS G80, lol.
P.S. And for those actually doing this mod: NVFLASH is good, but takes a little time to get it to work. Others may want the Windows/GUI program NiBiTor.