Nvidia Admit Fermi Was Fake

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Fermi was a fake
 
Nvidia Fermi Card FakeNvidia's director of product PR - Luciano Alibrandi, has admitted that the card showed by Jen-Hsun Huang at GTC 2009 was indeed a fake, with nothing under the heatsink and parts missing. He said "The Fermi board that was held up at the keynote and press conference was an engineering prototype." The working cards are a bit of a mess at the moment, it has wires dangling from it, so not a pretty sight for the consumer. However, the fake, prototype, mockup or whatever you want to call it, isn't that pretty either.
 
As you can see in the images, the solder points don't line up with the connectors and the PCB has been crudely cut, as you can see by the two barcode stickers and mounting point so close to the edge. The rear plate is held to the PCB using generic wood screws that don't even sit flush, it looked convincing from a distance, but up close it really is a bad job.
 
Nvidia Fermi Card FakeHowever, they remain adamant that the performance figures they shown on stage were actually ran on Fermi cards. Nvidia say that the working cards had gone back to the labs to continue testing, as they want to get these cards out to gamers as soon as they can. Worrying news from Nvidia, showing that initial reports of a early 2010 release could infact be true, despite Nvidia's claim they will be ready before that.
 
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25-09-2009, 12:45:56

VonBlade
My initial response was that it's a generic cable a la most digicams, PS3 chargers, Creative MP3 players etc. However it clearly is slightly different.

An obvious solution... check the manu's website. Google a review of your camera and it'll mention the connection method. Accept you have to carry it between the house and the shed? (:P)

25-09-2009, 12:50:44

tinytomlogan

Accept you have to carry it between the house and the shed? (:P)





Thats just silly man - shame on you

25-09-2009, 12:55:53

Luigi
Ive just realised what it is..

It's micro USB (if you're using a sony?)

25-09-2009, 12:58:36

tinytomlogan
Still get a range of answers on ebay tbh, without searching for A350 I cant find the right one :(

25-09-2009, 13:11:53

WelshD1K
tom u didnt look hard :P

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-Cable-for-Fujifilm-Finepix-A350-A360-A400-S1-Camera_W0QQitemZ250499924596QQcmdZViewItem

Brand New made to VERY High Standards

Fully Moulded

USB 2.0, 1.1 Backwards Compatable

USB Type A Male to USB Type mini 5 - B Male

25-09-2009, 13:31:26

tinytomlogan

tom u didnt look hard :P

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-Cable-for-Fujifilm-Finepix-A350-A360-A400-S1-Camera_W0QQitemZ250499924596QQcmdZViewItem

Brand New made to VERY High Standards

Fully Moulded

USB 2.0, 1.1 Backwards Compatable

USB Type A Male to USB Type mini 5 - B Male




If you just search for mini b 5 pin it gives the other type, also if you use google. Why do there have to be so many different names ffs

Did say I can find it if I put in A350 cable, but I wanna know wtf it is :p

25-09-2009, 13:32:08

djdarkforces
i needed 1 of awhile ago for my acer digital camera couldnt find 1 any where

25-09-2009, 13:36:12

WelshD1K
there all different ends . specific per user etc if that make sense.

25-09-2009, 21:21:27

sprento
Feel free to reach out and give me an electronic slap but have you tried searching for your cam on the manufacturer's site and checking under 'specs' or 'whats in the box', surely there must be an explanation in there somewhere.... And I wasn't calling you Shirley.

26-09-2009, 10:59:06

lasher
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ABC-Products-DSLR-A100-DSLR-A200-DSLR-A300/dp/B000OE357C

from another source

* Replacement for Sony USB Cable VMC-14UMB2
* Replacement for Sony Part #182393111

Specifications:

* Length = 6 feet (2 meters)
* USB 2.0 male to mini B 5-pin male cable
* Replacement for Sony USB Cable VMC-14UMB2
* Replacement for Sony Part #182393111
* Compatible with PC & Mac
* Data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
* Plug & Play compatible
* Compatible with USB 1.0, 1.1, & 2.0 devices
* Metallic braid & Mylar foil shielding to reduce interference
* Twisted pair wire construction for consistent data transmission
* UL Listed - UL2725



ta daaaaaaa

fiver , gotta be worth not unplugging a cable and carrying it a few paces to the man shed!
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