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News First Fermi card pictured

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 30 Sep 2009.

  1. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    If you look closely you can see stuff on the back of the board in the first picture(The profile isn't straight), and you can see stuff on the pcb in the 2nd and third picture.
     
  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    All I can see is the cooler and the PCI-E power socket. :eek:
     
  3. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

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    Does anyone, apart from me bother reading the full articles on this site before posting ?

    It clearly says after the main text:

    "Update: There's also a six pin connector on the board as well"

    So that makes two ! a SIX PIN + an EIGHT PIN.
     
  4. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I wouldn't be surprised if that was a non-working prototype.
     
  5. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    The clue is in the word "update" - I'm guessing at least some of the comments came before the article was updated.
     
  6. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    Well, nVidia had to show something, considering how good the HD5000 behave.
    Everyone thinking on upgrade is now thinking twice.
     
  7. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    ah the age old question
     
  8. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    Given the almost zero ethical standards of the company known as Nvidia, i dont believe for one second that he is holding a working version of the card in his hand...

    Nothing more than a stunt to stop people jumping in for a 5800 card in the christmas period....

    If they had a working card they would have shown it working.........
     
  9. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    wheres the 6pin?
     
  10. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    There's an 8-Pin.

    Which honestly explains nothing.
     
  11. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    i know, i see that, but the updates says there is a 6 pin, why the hell aint it with the 8 pin?
     
  12. Krotenpol

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    Fake or no fake, there is a rather interesting article on SemiAccurate on that matter. Partially speculative, but it plausibly covers some inconsitencies of that PCB and components [maybe not] soldered onto it. I think it's worth a read, so if anyone's interested:
    http://www.semiaccurate.com/2009/10/01/nvidia-fakes-fermi-boards-gtc/
    Personally I believe it's a fake board indeed.
     
  13. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    The 6pin is located on the side of the card not visible in the pics.....TechPowerUp site has more pictures which show it.....
     
  14. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The sole reason you could tell was a fake was just the inconsistient placement of the PCI-E power sockets.
     
  15. Goty

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    Oh, that's just too rich, I was right! HAHA!
     
  16. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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  17. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Huang looks like he'll be taking part of next years PGA Tour.
     
  18. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    lol they are all so crazy.. now he says end of the year- with a fake card in his hands
     
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