nVIDIA’s Fermi Finally Faces Front – Almost

"nVIDIA’s Fermi graphics card has finally seen the light of day today at CeBIT 2010."

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nVIDIA’s Fermi graphics card has finally seen the light of day today at CeBIT 2010. OC3D was at the incident site when nVIDIA’s armed guards delivered the much awaited graphics card to each of the manufacturer’s partners.

From MSI to XFX, every partner received the same, sealed unit. Constructed to keep out intruders and hide from the general populace what’s inside, the black box has fans covering every possible entrance.

And there’s not a word on the box about what it does… the only thing it says is SLI. But the single set of connectors at the back deliver a different story entirely. OC3D could just manage to get a shot of Fermi’s back, but thereafter, nothing else.

But we did manage to get a shot at analyzing the card’s performance, though at a very basic level. The box was running a new nVIDIA demo with a cartoon character being blasted across an empty desert on a rocket-powered railway cart. What we found was definite shearing, which means Fermi is unable to get up to the 60fps necessary for v-synch even in the demo.
We also found signs of low, or even worse, no anti-aliasing in the card, particularly around the edges of the water towers in the demo. The second half of the demo has a slowed down crash when the cartoon character shoots off the track. While the slowing down has been designed to show off the card’s “real world physics effects”, we found Fermi making a near mess of the geometry. For example, solid things are actually split in strange ways.

So much for hype! However, the real attributes of the card and its capabilities will only be revealed when OC3D Labs gets its hands on the final chip. Until then, our vote is strongly in favour of the second launch of the day – the 4GB 5870x2 graphics card from a certain competitor!

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11-02-2010, 01:21:04

First: hi, I've been out for a while

Second: Someone has an active torrent up on tpb which I absolutely do not want to spread, as it includes some seriously classified information.

Is there any app that 'kills' a torrent by constantly downloading it over and over again? Killing the upload speed basically means killing the torrent.

Edit: don't know if this complies with the oc3d t&c btw, but there's no actual spreading of illegal software involved.

11-02-2010, 05:29:24

Yeah Im pretty sure the only way to kill a torrent is not to seed the torrent, you can say that the file contains a virus in the comments section of the torrent lol. I think you can also file a complaint on tpb not sure though.

11-02-2010, 08:48:09

Create loads of accounts and spam it with genuine looking viral alerts and "finished the download but it's incomplete" blah blah blah.

Reckon u got a cat in hells chance of either removing it or it's potential seeds.

U could be really nasty and load the torrent for downloading urself, then look for the IP addresses of all the seeders, then flood them. But I'd never suggest u do that.

11-02-2010, 20:37:08

Contact TPB and tell them it contains personal information that someone put on there.

12-02-2010, 07:16:52

Reckon Pamela, Tommy, Cameron & Paris should give that a go ?

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