DigiTimes heard from sources at graphics card makers that the new GeForce GTX 260 graphics card with more shader processors might cause overstock problems for the previous GTX 260 cards:
The upgraded GeForce GTX 260 features the D10U-102 core which is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using its 65nm process. The major difference is the new GPU has 216 stream processors, upgraded from 192. The two versions feature the same core and memory frequencies of 576MHz and 1,242MHz, respectively.
The sources expect the upgraded card will be priced close to the previous card, but since the upgraded card offers a 5-10% performance boost, it is expected to put the previous card in an awkward position.