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News Asus shows off dual Nvidia Fermi card

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 16 Jul 2010.

  1. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    oops sorry, double posted.
     
  2. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    The 480 is faster and more expensive than the 5870. The Ares uses 2x 5870s, the Ares costs 1200£, so this will probably be closer to 1500£ if it ever hits the market (which I don't really believe in).
     
  3. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    So yeah. The only real time when something like that would be appropriate is where you need as much processing power as possible inside a really confined area. Considering just a few racks of SAN (Storage Across the Network) can run into the millions, 250k per rack of insane processing power isn't much.

    But if you're doing something like that, I assume you can just work directly with NVIDIA to create custom femri blade servers...

    That said, I really wouldn't want to hear what the fans sound like when air is all you have to cool 48 femri cores.
     
  4. rollo

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    For the brain dead

    4gpus max per system which means 2 total of this card as it has 2 gpu on it you can't but 7 in sli even if you wanted to

    4 x 480 would be cheaper and faster
     
  5. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Sigh.

    Before anyone else goes waffling on about some imaginary GPU limit, read this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUDA

    You aren't using 7 of these cards for gaming. You're using them to crunch data in specific programs. Say a folding rig. So yes, while 4 x 480 would be faster, I fail to see how 4 GPUs would be faster than 14.
     
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    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    I think that in terms of CUDA performance this will simply crush everything that it replaces.
     
  7. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I'm hoping Asus is willing to make a special waterblock for this. Unless on of the BT members makes a waterblock for this, like how they made a waterblock for the FX5900.
     
  8. Archandel

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    But will it blend?!
     
  9. Pooeypants

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    The Asus Ares 5870 costs 1200 quid over here, that's 1800USD. Enough to kit out a full system with dual 5870 and have enough money to buy a decent monitor. It does come in a nice case though...

    How long is this card going to be?
     
  10. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks that 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 HDMI-mini output is not that impressive for a dual GPU card.
     
  11. Bakes

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    It's an nVidia limitation.
     
  12. Action_Parsnip

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    354 bungholio-marks dont lie!
     
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