Wednesday, November 18th 2009

NVIDIA Fermi-based GeForce Accelerator Spotted Working

"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.
Source: Bright Side of News
Add your own comment

113 Comments on NVIDIA Fermi-based GeForce Accelerator Spotted Working

#51
EastCoasthandle
Binge
All I'm pointing out is that you made a bold bold claim with robust certainty when in reality, you don't know. You say something is fake because of a lack of buttons in a benching environment... Just to reiterate I am only doubting the claim that it is fake because of a lack of power and reset switch on an open bench, and I have reason to believe all of the "it's fake" claims are just opinion.

http://img.techpowerup.org/091119/IMG_0454381.jpg
You do realize that the motherboard is actually not on don't you? Re-read my previous post (which you only quoted part of it).
Posted on Reply
#52
hat
Enthusiast
As for the length, add 2 inches to the length of the board and there you go.

Could it be possible? Is Longcard really going to dethrone Longcat?
Posted on Reply
#53
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
EastCoasthandle
You do realize that the motherboard is actually not on don't you? Re-read my previous post (which you only quoted part of it).
I like how your edit of that post included a bit about "relaxing". You're right that is a RIIE, but the LEDs aren't anywhere near that area. They're behind the card. Also since that's an RIIE there is a power and reset switch on board. The LEDs are in those power/reset buttons, at the north bridge, and near the top of the board. The leds aren't very bright either. I should know, I owned one.

For argument's sake here's a pic.
Posted on Reply
#54
AsRock
TPU addict
Maybe they turned the dam lights off in the bios..
Posted on Reply
#55
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
AsRock
Maybe they turned the dam lights off in the bios..
There's no way you could see the LEDs in the picture they took. Physically impossible.
Posted on Reply
#56
EastCoasthandle
Binge
I like how your edit of that post included a bit about "relaxing". You're right that is a RIIE, but the LEDs aren't anywhere near that area. They're behind the card. Also since that's an RIIE there is a power and reset switch on board. The LEDs are in those power/reset buttons, at the north bridge, and near the top of the board. The leds aren't very bright either. I should know, I owned one.

For argument's sake here's a pic. http://interface.centraltreasure.com/hardware-reviews/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/asus_rampage_ii_extreme-core-i7.jpg

There you go and I find it hilarious that you are defending this to such a degree that you are actually upset that I as well as others don't believe that this is real. You yourself cannot prove that it is real yet find yourself up in arms when others see subtle differences that lead to the opinion that none of that is real. And yes, you should see the diodes either through reflection or through it's illumination, LOL!
Posted on Reply
#57
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
EastCoasthandle
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a154/eastcoasthandle/pic.jpg
There you go and I find it hilarious that you are defending this to such a degree that you are actually upset that I as well as others don't believe that this is real. You yourself cannot prove that it is real yet find yourself up in arms when others see subtle differences that lead to the opinion that none of that is real. And yes, you should see them either through reflection or through it's illumination, LOL!
Defending what? I'm just saying your statement is wrong. I owned a board and there was no LED diode at the bottom of the board.
Posted on Reply
#58
EastCoasthandle
Binge
Defending what? I'm just saying your statement is wrong. I owned a board and there was no LED diode at the bottom of the board.
LOL, and you cannot offer any evidence to the contrary. All you've done is shown that you don't agree. Be that as it may the information provided as to why we don't believe it's real hasn't been refuted by you to substantiate your claims at this time. Although it's clear you're willing to defend that it's real. ;)
Posted on Reply
#59
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
EastCoasthandle
LOL, and you cannot offer any evidence to the contrary. All you've done is shown that you don't agree. Be that as it may the information provided as to why we don't believe it's real hasn't been refuted by you to substantiate your claims at this time. Although it's clear you're willing to defend that it's real. ;)
I can't offer ANY evidence???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yGMbiNBoTg
Posted on Reply
#61
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
3:50
Posted on Reply
#62
EastCoasthandle
Binge
3:50
lol :shadedshu
In any case the best you can do at this time is say that we don't agree. Anything else you try to refute is fool-hardy at best.
Posted on Reply
#63
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
EastCoasthandle
Anything else you try to refute is fool-hardy at best.
It's not. Attack the message, not the messenger.
Posted on Reply
#64
EastCoasthandle
btarunr
It's not. Attack the message, not the messenger.
It wasn't intended to attack him but to refute his belief that he thinks I am wrong. Although it wasn't my intention to give that impression I do offer my apology any way. We can agree to disagree but that makes neither of us ultimate right or wrong about this. We simply have a difference of opinions. :toast:
Posted on Reply
#65
El Fiendo
He provided you with a video of a working motherboard showing no motherboard lights. You accuse him of ignoring arguments. :rolleyes:
Posted on Reply
#66
erocker
*
Let's let everyone make up their own minds. No need to continue the merry go round. It's a picture off of a social networking site afterall. It is a picture and nothing more. Please keep conversation civil and respectful. Thanks. :toast:
Posted on Reply
#67
EastCoasthandle
El Fiendo
He provided you with a video of a working motherboard showing no motherboard lights. You accuse him of ignoring arguments. :rolleyes:
The issue isn't about the motherboard in and of itself but the subtle circumstances surround how this was presented.
1. No motherboard diode lights that signify that the motherboard is turned on
2. No real press release
3. Another PC and mouse which are turned on and appears to be in used
4. Omitted benchmark results and no other benchmark results
etc. So, the issue about just "no lights on the motherboard" is not the issue in and of itself as the ultimate means to refute that this is true. It's the other issues surrounding this that brings an opinion other then this is real. So, in order for me and others to believe this I would like to see the actual video card and benchmark results. The presentation here just doesn't look legit to me.
Posted on Reply
#68
El Fiendo
Sorry E,

1) Binge's point, the one you quoted, refutes this.
2) Its a leaked photo, not official
3) Binge showed you his testing area that has multiple PCs. I once had 3 PCs out of case, on a desk, hooked to 1 monitor via KVM switch. And I'm only a hobbyist. This is their job.
4) Its a leaked photo, not official

I don't care one way or another. It'll get here when it gets here. ATi will lower prices or something, or release a faster OCed version. Nvidia will do stuff like they did last time. More on so forth, rinse repeat graphics wars.
Posted on Reply
#69
EastCoasthandle
El Fiendo
Sorry E,

1) Binge's point, the one you quoted, refutes this.
2) Its a leaked photo, not official
3) Binge showed you his testing area that has multiple PCs. I once had 3 PCs out of case, on a desk, hooked to 1 monitor via KVM switch. And I'm only a hobbyist. This is there job.
4) Its a leaked photo, not official

I don't care one way or another. It'll get here when it gets here. ATi will lower prices or something, or release a faster OCed version. Nvidia will do stuff like they did last time. More on so forth, rinse repeat graphics wars.
None of that actually provides any insight to the legitimacy of the pic. Sorry but he is not the author of the pic presented here which is in dispute. Therefore, what he does cannot be implied as to how that pic came about.
Posted on Reply
#70
El Fiendo
But it refutes your claims to its invalidity.

In other words, neutral ground.
Posted on Reply
#71
Marineborn
i dont really care but i have to butt in here, nvidia is a gutted pig and there bleeding Consumers anything they can secretly release do give nvidia boys something to cling onto there gonna do, hell this card might be real more power if it is, i wanna see its benches, i dont wanna see a shitty 2mp camera picture of it, thats just bullshit, hell i could make the fermi 5000 at work with stenciles plastic and some spray paint. anyhow thats my opinion i hope its real, i really do for everyone sake, if not nvidia is just digging themselves a hole
Posted on Reply
#72
El Fiendo
EastCoasthandle
Sorry but he is not the author of the pic presented here which is in dispute. Therefore, what he does cannot be implied as to how that pic came about.
I just read your edit Eastcoast. You're saying he's not allowed to comment on the circumstances of the photo because its not his? Do you not see how ironic that is? :laugh:
Posted on Reply
#74
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I think the best way to look at it (what I think Binge is trying to say) is that the picture is Inconclusive.

Take for example the Fermi card that Jen waved around a few motnhs back, that was conclusively debunked, this has not been.

wouldn't it be cool if it was real? that means one step closer to more competition, and ATi lowering the prices on 5 series cards.
Posted on Reply
#75
El Fiendo
AddSub
This thread = back and to the left, back and to the left, back and to the left, back and to the left.... * infinity.
Who cares if it's real or not? Come December or January at the latest we will be reading reviews on it, or buying them by the dozen on Newegg (my plan at least), if TSMC does their part that is.
:laugh:
I'll probably wait until their '360' or whatever version gets cheap. Toss 3 of them into my folding rig and move my GTX260s down the line.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment