Dual GPU GTX 470 Cards

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by Kyle_Bennett, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    You guys have seen Galaxy's dual 470 card and gotten excited about it, but I wanted to let you know not to expect it anytime soon.

    It was DEMO ONLY card with no production in current consideration. In fact, NVIDIA is actually blocking the card from being made as it is not supplying all the software code for the chipsets to communicate between each other on a single board.

    :(


    You will still have to pay fore heating oil this winter, sorry.

    ;)
     
  2. mrnoob123

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    Still waiting for a 28nm dual Fermi or even Fermi 2 part.

    Hope it gets made
     
  3. coldstorm

    coldstorm Limp Gawd

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    well there goes my plans for mini folding sauna :(
     
  4. mrnoob123

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    There goes my plans for a stovetop.
     
  5. Oh4Sh0

    Oh4Sh0 2[H]4U

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    Pretty disappointing.
     
  6. weirdsauce

    weirdsauce Limp Gawd

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    Thanks for the heads-up anyway, Kyle.
     
  7. Rizen

    Rizen [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I really dislike NVIDIA as a company right now, although their removing the PhysX block on systems using ATI GPUs was good. Sigh.
     
  8. mrnoob123

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    You should have known, it was a Palit product....
     
  9. Rossi~

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    That is a shame, though can't see where it'd fit in the market anyway.
    Roll on the GTX460
     
  10. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    You are not very well informed.
     
  11. IRSmurf

    IRSmurf 2[H]4U

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    This is such disappointing news. I was dreaming of single card 3DVS. :(

    lol
     
  12. kllrnohj

    kllrnohj [H]ardness Supreme

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    Offtopic, but Nvidia removing the block turned out to be a "bug". The next driver will have the lockout "fixed" http://www.anandtech.com/show/3744/...terogeneous-gpu-physx-its-a-bug-not-a-feature

    As for the dual GTX 470 card, did Galaxy demo it working? Or was it just a mockup?
     
  13. ihira

    ihira Gawd

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    Me too because I'm sure ATi would have pretty good cards out by the time those roll out
     
  14. mrnoob123

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    Galaxy is a palit owned company no?
     
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    anthrex [H]ard|Gawd

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    All I could think of was wood screws... definitely would've been a surprise if this had come out. Props to galaxy if they actually got it running with air cooling and also for the willingness to try and innovate.
     
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    kllrnohj [H]ardness Supreme

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    Zinn Pronouns: ze, zis, zit

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    I thought Palit went out of business in the US, due to economic downturn and a stupid frog. :confused:
     
  18. mrnoob123

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    Hmmm....

    I was under the impression that they bought them after that.

    And anyways, Palit is bringing thier craptastic 1 year warrenty back to the States.
    :mad:
     
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  20. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    HEY! I liked that frog.

    (Actually, he was a nice alternative to Sapphire's dreadlocked girls)

    In all seriousness, between Palit and Zotac, I knew that one of them was considered crappy but I could never remember which one. This thread has helped me in that regard. I'll just remember that froggie = bad (now if I can only remember that Palit is the one with the frog, lol). I guess I'll just have to remember that "Palit" is "unpalatable." ;)
     
  21. friend'scatdied

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. kllrnohj

    kllrnohj [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yes, that was the rumor that turned out to be false. Double check the dates on the two articles. Both were February 2008.
     
  23. mrnoob123

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    Oh, Well.

    Nevermind.

    I'll now stop flaming Galaxy and go back to flaming Palit.
     
  24. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    No, that is not accurate.
     
  25. dr.stevil

    dr.stevil [H]ardForum Junkie

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    lame


    oh well. Guess I'll wait for the 495 :\
     
  26. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    Don't confuse reporting facts with reporting rumors.

    "However, we now hear that GALAXY"
     
  27. mrnoob123

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    Ok got it.