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NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:58 pm

NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

NVIDIA today introduced its next generation CUDA GPU architecture, codenamed “Fermi” at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Fermi is an entirely new from the ground-up design architecture and is said to be the foundation for the world’s first computational graphics processing units (GPUs)! Read on to see actual pictures of one of these cards!

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Here is a great shot of Jen-Hsun Huang with an NVIDIA Tesla graphics card that was powered by a Fermi derived GPU to give you an idea of the size of the graphics card.


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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby skier » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:33 pm

so this card is separate from the GT300 cards? if its the same i'd think you would have mentioned it
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby gwolfman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:44 am

Nice pix/shots, best I've seen yet on the Fermi. Btw, that die is HUGE!
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:02 am

well it's 3am CST and it appears that the card that NVIDIA showed press wasn't a real working card at all...

Notice the 6-pin PCIe connector? It doesn't match up with the tracings on the PCB and there is a screw hole right in the middle of it...

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Charlie broke the story and has more on it here - http://www.semiaccurate.com/2009/10/01/ ... boards-gtc
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby Skippman » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:48 am

As much as I hate to say this it sounds more like a desperate "Hey! We have a new GPU ready for assembly too!" from nVidia. The timing is to perfect with ATi just shipping the first batch of their 5870's. I'd have called total BS if this wasn't a a developers conference. :-k
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby gwolfman » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:37 am

Apoptosis wrote:well it's 3am CST and it appears that the card that NVIDIA showed press wasn't a real working card at all...

Notice the 6-pin PCIe connector? It doesn't match up with the tracings on the PCB and there is a screw hole right in the middle of it...

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Charlie broke the story and has more on it here - http://www.semiaccurate.com/2009/10/01/ ... boards-gtc

Lolz, booo nVidia
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:01 am

I had no idea Nvidia were so screwed with making this thing. They must be really really desperate to fake a card that badly.

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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby jebo_4jc » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:58 am

lol a terrible fake designed to steal the spotlight from AMD

Nice try nvidia

They could have just said "this is a non working mockup" and we would be happy....but representing this as a working sample is BS
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby Illuminati » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:45 pm

That is disappointing.
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby FZ1 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:48 pm

Just because the card they showed wasn't a real working card, doesn't mean they don't have one. They may have used a dummy card for the press conference to guard against theft.
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby stopthekilling77 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:10 pm

As much as I'm surprised, I'm really not. No matter what industry you're in you gotta save face if you absolutely have to maintain public image.

It'll be interesting to see if they trip over their toes to get something to market fast and screw up (*cough* AMD's Phenom CPUs) and then fix it with revisions (Phenom II) or if they just take their time and put the right cards out there. I think in all honesty they'll botch the cards that come out, but then recover to much acclaim.

Honestly though, even if Nvidia screws up so bad that they tank, I reeeeaally don't think that there's anyone else out there to step in and fill the void. Besides, ATI needs Nvidia to keep their swords sharpened. This is fun to watch though, isn't it? :axe:
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby Digital Puppy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:21 pm

Apoptosis wrote:well it's 3am CST and it appears that the card that NVIDIA showed press wasn't a real working card at all...

Notice the 6-pin PCIe connector? It doesn't match up with the tracings on the PCB and there is a screw hole right in the middle of it...

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Charlie broke the story and has more on it here - http://www.semiaccurate.com/2009/10/01/ ... boards-gtc


Sniff. Sniff.

Smells like vaporware.

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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby Illuminati » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:41 pm

You would think they would at least use a real PCB... They wouldn't even have to put the GPU or RAM chips on the PCB to make it look real. I think the main question raised is do they even have a real PCB... One would not think so given the now obvious flaws... so the next more important question is what was the demo running on?
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Re: NVIDIA Announces CUDA GPU Architecture - Fermi

Postby skier » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:24 pm

i want to see that pcb compared with ones of working cards, like the GTX 285, i mean, it MAY be a PCB that was working, and was blatantly chopped up just to show something different..poorly

and if they did have a working sample, why would they send out pictures of fakes to the press? i mean, its just pictures, they'd show it if they had it
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