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NVIDIA Fermi-based GeForce Accelerator Spotted Working

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  1. btarunr

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    "This puppy here, is Fermi" announced a proud Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's CEO. The shiny, chrome-decked Tesla GPGPU accelerator that makes use of NVIDIA's Fermi architecture, soon turned out to be a mock-up, aimed solely at announcing the completion of development of the Fermi architecture. It was also strategically timed to coincide with AMD's market launch of the industry's first DirectX 11 compliant graphics cards under the Fermi is significant since it supports the DirectX 11 API. Today ironically, on the occasion of AMD's launch of its "Hemlock" Radeon HD 5970 flagship accelerator, a picture showing a working consumer graphics variant of Fermi working. It is as if to assert that a Fermi derivative is no more the paperweight it was when it was first paraded to the media.

    NVIDIA's Fermi GPU architecture is to be implemented in three variants: GF100, GT300, and GT300GL, to drive three of the company's product lines: GeForce, Tesla, and Quadro, respectively. GF100 is of utmost relevance to us. A picture leaked recently to Bright Side of News shows a GeForce accelerator based on GF100 to be working, where it appears to be rendering the Unigine Heaven DirectX 11 benchmark. This early sighting, however, doesn't mean that the product is any closer to its launch. It is still slated for Q1 2010, meaning that it will miss out on the X-Mas shopping season. The GF100 GPU is said to have 512 shader cores, and connects to GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit wide memory interface.

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    Just in time for the old 5970.
     
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    Lots of proof that it's working in that pic..:wtf: so where is the 5870 hiding..:D
     
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    I notice no other big news, almost like this was the only working one out of the bunch, and no performance numbers, almost like they are suffering setbacks, and no pricing......


    Still vaporware until it gets to W1zz.


    Look at the plugs on it, for a single GPU? So it must be at the 300W already with just one core, mebey no dual GPU variant this time?

    And usually when you take a picture of a working system the fan is not shown moving as the short photo shutter time makes it appear to be stopped, this one the fan is still moving quite fast, almost like it was running like a leaf blower, or shopped.
     
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    Awesome, something is better than nothing :D
     
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    Question: is it possible to, using this pic, measure the length of this card? Unless perspective prevents this :(

    Is it me or does this card seem, @ least, as long as Hemlock?
     
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    The reason I won't take this leak seriously is because [covertly], NVIDIA is trying to be a 16 year-old girl who says "I've got awesome ***s and I can show them to you", when in fact she has a couple of more years to go before boasting of anything real (or when they can be on any use of you, without sending you to jail).

    At least you get to know what it (the card) looks like.
     
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    This must be a joke....
    Dual 8-pin for a (looks to be single GPU) card?

    Edit: Nevermind, its 6+8pins crappy pic...
     
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    On close inspection it's 6+8 pin.

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    Hold down ctrl and turn up your scroll-wheel?
     
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    That gives me a big blur :shadedshu
     
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    Usher in a new era by Nvidia of high power use, leaf blower attributes, and broken promises.


    I really can't wait to see these in action though, if they fold like a mother, and game better than the red offering, for a REASONABLE PRICE, I will get one. ATI has good hardware, but unless they get off their ass now and push hard for GPGPU support on their systems they are going to keep playing second fiddle to Nvidia.
     
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    lol. The whole board + GFX is fake. What you see is a HD5870 on the top of the picture doing all the work :laugh:
     
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    Or at 225w (slot+6pin+6pin = 225 = slot+8pin), but want to be on the safe side... or more OC potential, whatever.

    This could be the dual GPU card anyway. It is rumored to be released at the same time. It's been said time and time again that Nvidia will release the dual-gpu card at the same time as the other two high-end variants. Granted, all that has been said are basically rumors, but IMO there's no sense in believing some rumors more than others (within reasonable limits), after all, they are all rumors and we are speculating.
     
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    what like 6th of the shaders but with 128bit more bus width... cant wait to a nv ati dual
     
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    Yeah, I would think that "price" is one of Nvidia's biggest concerns right now. Because then if they make the GT300 series overpriced like they have in the past then ATI might take over, Especially they way people are spending money these days. I have always been a big fan of Nvidia but AMD and ATI is definitely more bang for your buck. C'mon nVidia! Do the right thing!:)
     
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    check your mail... you will find a non-complete clause soon. nvidia giving away gpu's for people to sign form that prevents you from buying ATI for 10 years..

    just kidding, but i think i sense a bit of conceit and they will probably show it in the price.

    seems everytime something new was OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED from ATI the next day something SPECULATIVE would follow right behind..

    Remember the jack-sawed card?

    don't call me biased, ive never owned an ATI card but it would take alot to sway me to not buy 5850/5870
     
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    specs sound good, but it looks big:eek:
     
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    Massive thread about this on OCN people think its fake theres another mobo on the shelf that could be running a 5870.
     
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    put down the reefer bro! You can't compare ATI shaders to NV shaders! :toast:
     
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    you guys need your tin foil hats.
     
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    Cross-posting from XS:

    Draw your own conclusions.
     
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    It sure is a shotty pic though.. geeze. I like how they say "I cant see any hdd cables form the reflection" lol
     
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    I see no memory, but the red cable is a sata cable. I see the blur from the fan blades spinnning, and yes that is another board with a sound card, and some sort of fan spinning. I see no lights on the keyboard, and I see other cables, but the mouse is on, and the display is showing tessellation on the fragon dragon. But the stairs in the background don't look right.


    Either way, still vapor.


    Breathe the dark green fumes fanbois.
     
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