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It looks like the next Intel GPU project is not gonna be just a project (hopefully) we really need a third player in the Desktop GPU market and maybe also in the Desktop CPU market
 
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I understand that it's a functional production model mock-up, but it's still funny
 
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It looks a lot like a Xeon Phi externally.
That's because it pretty much is. Larrabee became Knights Ferry once Intel realized their MIC design was better for straight compute. The Knights Ferry developer cards are almost all Larrabee cards.

Side note: this is also why Larrabee samples appear on eBay somewhat regularly (1-2 times a year). Intel actually made quite a few batches of them for the developer partners working on Knights Ferry.
 

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Sorry for the quality since these pictures were taken more than 10 years ago. I was looking thru old photos i had on another forum, ATi X1800GTO2, the first high end card i ever owned up to that point. I later installed an Accelero X2 as the noise from the stock cooler was high. I remember spending my summer vacation money on that card.
PS: check out the suspension system i had for the HDD :)
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Been about 3 years since I got my first nVidia sample, and since then the family has grown quite a bit. Missed out on some stellar cards along the way, but I'm happy to have what I have. Here's all the ones in the collection so far.

IMG_20180423_172106163.jpg

Left column:
1. Quadro FX 3800 ES
2. GeForce GTX 260 ES
3. GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 ES
4. GeForce GTX 295 ES

Right Column:
1. Quadro FX 4500 (A2) ES
2. Quadro FX 4500 (A2) ES
3. GeForce GTX 460 V2 ES
4. GeForce GTX 470 (A3) ES
5. GeForce GTX 480 (A3) ES
6. Quadro 4000 ES

Some omissions worth mentioning:

1. Both GTX 980 samples are still in use and are thus not present in the photo.
2. The GTX 460 V2 sample (third down, right side) has 2 identical brothers not pictured.
3. The Ageia "Maplewood" samples aren't included as they are mostly pre-nVidia (though they use the G70 cooler design).
4. It's possible I forgot a card because it's still packed and I didn't see it. Keeping track of GPUs is getting tough.

Alright enough showing off. For now.
 
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I can't even find a picture of the Ageia Maplewood. I only manged to find a slight mention on the web. Can you please please please please take some pictures of them? Are they working?

I loved the whole PhysX PPU Card idea, until Nvidia bought them (not including my system atm which is just an emergency system cobbled together, I never used Nvidia in my main rig since the 7900GS more than 10 years ago)
 
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I can't even find a picture of the Ageia Maplewood. I only manged to find a slight mention on the web. Can you please please please please take some pictures of them? Are they working?

I loved the whole PhysX PPU Card idea, until Nvidia bought them (not including my system atm which is just an emergency system cobbled together, I never used Nvidia in my main rig since the 7900GS more than 10 years ago)
I posted them when I got them a couple years ago: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/rare-gpus-unreleased-gpus.176929/page-6#post-3398237

I tried to get them onto the PhysX wiki, but the guy who maintains it has basically shut down his forum and I couldn't create an account or message him to share the find. Information and pictures of real life Ageia PPU2s are a TPU exclusive. :)

For what it's worth only two of the cards actually power on, and only one of those is stable enough to run the Ageia demo and FluidMark. I've not done any game testing with it.
 
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Thank you for that link. I must have missed them while skimming through this thread some time ago. They are absolutely awesome. Like I said, I f*cking loved the concept of the PPU cards. And PhysX in general. But only before it was assimilated by Nvidia
 

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Hi :)
I'm so glad that I found a forum where people actually still talk about rare GFXcards. :clap:
By some twist of fate, I came into ownership of a Gainward GTX 295 1792MB dual PCB card. ( the one with the DHE fan on the side)
buuut...she's still new and the seal hasn't been broken yet. So that's the point where I am just lost, because I can't find any reference apart from used cards, which change owners for around 60€ ( living in Germany atm)
So I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on that, e.g. if something like "used" or "new" makes a difference there at all.

Thanks alot in advance
 
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