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Graphics PCB pics from a Fermi GTX480 @ CeBit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Xtrafresh, 2 Mar 2010.

  1. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    it would be an amazing piece of engineering dont get me wrong, and if someone pulled it off in a decent way it would be awesome if that same cooling tech was carried over to everything else, but its gonna have to be something fairly extreme.

    Ace: the GTX295 was 2 GTX275's, and those chips didnt pull 280w each - just remember that the card as a whole has to pull less than 300w to pass pci-e certification, and im not sure that any dual-fermi card would ever do that.
     
  2. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Off coarse it could, just it would likely not give performance from that to justify the cost.
     
  3. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    well exactly - but then you get into the law of diminishing returns. does the HD5970 represent a good performance/cost? did the ASUS Mars? i just re-read the CPC review of the Mars. An excellent feat of engineering, but the fact it ran much much slower than it should have tells the story.
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've said it once and I'll say it again - until we see a real-world benchie of these cards we don't really know.

    So far it's pretty obvious that a) it's a big core b) it might be pretty toasty given the cooling holes for a big fan at that end.
     
  5. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    So it might double up as a stove? I've always wanted to fry some eggs and bacon while I'm gaming. I can get peckish at times.
     
  6. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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  7. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    yeah wait for the scores.. will probably need a die shrink
     
  8. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    its being made on 40nm... how much smaller do you want it lol
     
  9. Synay

    Synay What's a Dremel?

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    What the duce??? :eeek:
     
  10. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    Off topic.. Thermal compound WTF!
     
  11. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    amd is prepping 28nm gpu's for 2011.. so nvidia is not far behind once they get these out.. fermi will probably be pretty good on a 28nm die given what we know about the 8+6 power connection so far

    you know this thing is going to run hot as hell.. I really want to see the numbers (from a site like this one preferably)
     
  12. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    It's used when putting a heatsink on a chip?
     
  13. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    nvidia is already a generation behind when it comes to process tech - AMD used the HD4770 as the test which is why they had relatively few problems with the 5000 series. nvidia didnt make a full-size chip on 40nm before fermi which is partly why its so late.
     
  14. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I can confirm these pics are legit (I was desperate to source them myself), but clock speeds, throughput etc is still a mystery. We should be getting our review samples soon though, so much excitement ahoy.
     
  15. MNC Fear

    MNC Fear Banned

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    I have a feeling this may be a repeat of the FX5800
     
  16. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    what happened then?

    i am still young came around in the 8800 era
     
  17. N00bbuilder79

    N00bbuilder79 What's a Dremel?

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    In a phrase.........EPIC FAIL!!!!
     
  18. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    This happened...

     
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  19. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    lol at least nvidia made a good vid about it

    was it really that bad?
    and why did thery make it so bad?
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yes, it was exactly that bad.
     

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