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Old 03-26-10, 04:43 PM   #49
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Wtf. Its 21:42 here in blitey and no fermi news. Totally spioled me chinese take out. Whats happened to the launch.
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Old 03-26-10, 05:15 PM   #50
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Old 03-26-10, 05:49 PM   #51
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Old 03-26-10, 05:57 PM   #52
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Old 03-26-10, 05:59 PM   #53
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Old 03-26-10, 05:59 PM   #54
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Wheres the buy now button
So Lee, you're dumping your tri-fire for SLI'd 480s? Any particular reason why? Just into the new tech?

I think you'd have to stack 3 480s to be faster than what you have, and given the heat they seem to put out, it may be tough to do.
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Old 03-26-10, 06:42 PM   #55
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I am in direct contact with Nvidia on a daily basis . . . .I am in the middle of a tour as a contracted Nvidia employee Once NDA is lifted I have tons of FERMI info for you all.
For what it's worth DB, the cards are not anywhere as fast as you had been posturing

That being said, they do have good performance, especially in high-res areas in some games, while still yielding decent frame-rates.

Tessellation is an interesting story per some of the benchmarks. The AMD cards continue to be extremely competitive until max tessellation is turned on, in which case the Nvidia cards sneak ahead.

The 5970 remains the fastest card out there. The 5850 proves to be a better buy than the 470 (per H's review, it is a no contest once you factor in price/power ratio). The 480 is the intriguing prospect however

Yes, it draws a LOT of power and runs hot. But, it seems to be far enough ahead of the 5870 to be a real challenger.

The SLi power draw is ridiculous but the scaling is pretty decent.

I wonder if AMD will respond with a dual-5870 cross-fire card to counter.

Given the power-envelope, I am going to be very interested to see what Nvidia will bring to the table for a dual-chip solution. From the numbers, that card would be the top dog in the shed, given the performance of an sli'd 480 configuration.

I am still looking for a new dual 5970 v/s sli'd 480 comparo since the overall price delta isn't that huge.

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I finally managed to read AT's review and it paints a different picture. Maybe the cards aren't that bad. The 480 is still the card to own between the 2. The 470, not sure what to make of it since it is more expensive than the 5850, higher thermals and sound and performance is about the same.
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I am in direct contact with Nvidia on a daily basis . . . .I am in the middle of a tour as a contracted Nvidia employee Once NDA is lifted I have tons of FERMI info for you all.
NDA is lifted isn't it? All the news about them is hitting the sites...
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Reviews are everywhere now.

If the NDA isn't lifted, Nvidia is going to be mighty angry.
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Wouldn't evga have a 4 way nvidia mainbord solution, or am i just misunderstanding this topic.
Is is all to do with the drivers. As long as the motherboard has 4x16PCI-e slots you would be able to run it. All we need is Nvidia to enable it in there drivers and it will work.
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I wonder if AMD will respond with a dual-5870 cross-fire card to counter.
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding you, but that's what the 5970 is. The GPUs in the 5970 and the 5870 are the same. They're simply clocked down in 5970 to slide in under PCI-e power requirements. Doing this allows the card to register at 296w which is its peak load.

PCI-e spec is 300w for a single card, so neither Nvidia nor ATI can exceed that. This proves a real problem for Nvidia since Fermi is so power-hungry in single GPU form. GTX470 seems to fall short of 5870 in most of the benches, yet it still consumes ~30w more than 5870. So even if they could stack two of these on a PCB (which they can't without really gimping the chip,) chances are it still wouldn't win out over 5970 which uses two 5870 GPUs.
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man my GTX295 was a great purchase.
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