Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

Galaxy Readies Dual-Fermi Graphics Card

Galaxy is finally breaking ground on graphics cards with two GF100 "Fermi" GPUs from NVIDIA, with the company displaying one such design sample at the ongoing Computex event. The dual-Fermi board uses essentially the same design NVIDIA has been using for generations of its dual-GPU cards, involving an internal SLI between two GPUs, which connect to the system bus via an nForce 200 bridge chip, and are Quad SLI capable.

The power conditioning and distribution on this design consists of two sets of 4+1 phase VRM, the card draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. The GPUs carry the marking "GF100-030-A3", which indicates that it has the configuration of GeForce GTX 465, and since we count 8 memory chips per GPU system with no traces indicative of the other two memory chips per GPU sitting on their own memory channels, on the reverse side of the PCB, it is likely that the GPUs have a 256-bit wide memory interface. Galaxy, however, calls the card GTX 470 Dual. Output connectivity includes 3 DVI-D, with a small air-vent. It's likely that the cooler Galaxy designs will dissipate hot air around the graphics card, rather than out through the rear-panel.

Source: HotHardware
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105 Comments on Galaxy Readies Dual-Fermi Graphics Card

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newtekie1
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mdsx1950 said:
GTX 480 3-Way SLi VS 5970 CFX



Now please don't come up with some lame excuse telling the figures or fake or that the site is BS. I checked 90% of the figures with the TPU review and is very similar.

Only when it comes to Tessellation does the GTX 480 overpower the HD 5970.

Guess your right as usual. :nutkick:
Very nice, you actually managed to find some proof, I'm glad. Now if only you have posted something to that effect in the beginning, you wouldn't have looked like such a fool...
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mdsx1950
newtekie1 said:
Very nice, you actually managed to find some proof, I'm glad. Now if only you have posted something to that effect in the beginning, you wouldn't have looked like such a fool...
You should have listened to what i said from the beginning without being ignorant. I have experienced the GTX 480 running on SLi on a very similar computer like mine and currently owning 2 HD 5970s. I didn't need proof to voice my opinion. :cool:

I looked like a fool? :roll:
Keep dreaming. :p

Anyways nice debating with ya! :toast:
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carrera997
douglatins said:




Try getting 40K in vantage with 2 480's like 2 5970 can.
Agree. I have tested two 5970s and 2 480s on the same setup and I can tell you that two 480s are no match for 2 5970s. Tri SLI is a different story though. definitley better than two 5970s
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rick22
:roll::roll::nutkick::nutkick::nutkick::nutkick:I think it's over kill...:nutkick::nutkick::nutkick::nutkick:
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mdsx1950
carrera997 said:
Agree. I have tested two 5970s and 2 480s on the same setup and I can tell you that two 480s are no match for 2 5970s. Tri SLI is a different story though. definitley better than two 5970s
Its not definitely better than two 5970s. Two 5970s do manage to beat Three GTX 480s in some games. Check here.
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