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Old 03-10-11, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Another dual-GPU Fermi card spotted

Engadget stumbled into what they think is a dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce product that never made it. We believe the story is different. Below you can see photo's of a dual-GPU solution based on two GF104 chips (GeForce GTX 460).
"While we wait for its arrival, however, here's a sentimental look back upon 2010 and another little prototype that NVIDIA had kicking around its labs back then. Emerging over in a Chinese forum, this dual-GPU board features two GF104 chips (the same that made the GTX 460 such a winner) and a snow white PCB paintjob that makes it look utterly irresistible. We're loving the four DVI outputs and, just like you, have no idea why this card never came out, but that shouldn't obstruct the enjoyment of looking at the darn thing" - Engadget.
Now when you look closely, that's not an NVIDIA reference design whatsoever. And I'm willing to bet this card is originating from Galaxy / KFA2. Once GeForce GTX 590, not all partners in Europe will get a chance to sell these high end puppies - including Palit, Gainward, KFA2 and more. As an alternative Galaxy / KFA2 just might pump out a lower spec dual-GPU based card.
Though the photo's indicate that this card is dual GTX 460 based, it would not surprise me to see that Galaxy is working on a dual-GPU GTX560 card. Which offers a lot of performance at a far better price.

But these are just rumors of course. Anyway.
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Default Re: Another dual-GPU Fermi card spotted

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Default Re: Another dual-GPU Fermi card spotted

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Engadget stumbled into what they think is a dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce product that never made it. We believe the story is different. Below you can see photo's of a dual-GPU solution based on two GF104 chips (GeForce GTX 460).
"While we wait for its arrival, however, here's a sentimental look back upon 2010 and another little prototype that NVIDIA had kicking around its labs back then. Emerging over in a Chinese forum, this dual-GPU board features two GF104 chips (the same that made the GTX 460 such a winner) and a snow white PCB paintjob that makes it look utterly irresistible. We're loving the four DVI outputs and, just like you, have no idea why this card never came out, but that shouldn't obstruct the enjoyment of looking at the darn thing" - Engadget.
Now when you look closely, that's not an NVIDIA reference design whatsoever. And I'm willing to bet this card is originating from Galaxy / KFA2. Once GeForce GTX 590, not all partners in Europe will get a chance to sell these high end puppies - including Palit, Gainward, KFA2 and more. As an alternative Galaxy / KFA2 just might pump out a lower spec dual-GPU based card.
Though the photo's indicate that this card is dual GTX 460 based, it would not surprise me to see that Galaxy is working on a dual-GPU GTX560 card. Which offers a lot of performance at a far better price.

But these are just rumors of course. Anyway.
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Old 03-11-11, 12:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Another dual-GPU Fermi card spotted

GF104 (GTX460) and GF114 (GTX560) are pin compatible (although the 560 requires a bit more power), so yes, if they have designed it correctly, they could release a dual GTX560.

I read at TechPowerUp that this was indeed the Galaxy version and the peculiarity was its PCIe bridge was NOT an NF200, as that chip is in short supply lately.
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