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The Road to Fermi: A Look Back on News Leaks

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 87 comments

There's less than 24 hours until all will be officially known on Fermi. Until then, here's a trip looking back on all the leaks we've come across during our travels.

Rejoice, everyone! Today marks the last day that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 will be shrouded in mystery.

Looking back, we've covered a lot of ground from leaks and speculation from third-party sources. For those of you still clutching and grabbing at every little tidbit of Fermi-based information, check out the links below.

For those who can't wait for the official skinny, be sure to be here tomorrow early evening, Friday March 26.

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  • 27 Hide
    jennyh , March 26, 2010 1:24 AM
    When you have nothing...SPIN.
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2010 1:26 AM
    This article is the last squeeze of hype for the Fermi?
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    eekitsericc , March 26, 2010 1:13 AM
    i hope nVidia has something up there sleeves : )
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  • 22 Hide
    eekitsericc , March 26, 2010 1:13 AM
    i hope nVidia has something up there sleeves : )
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    coopchennick , March 26, 2010 1:14 AM
    haha, a Fermi article with NOTHING to report. Not even box shots! I'm beginning to think Fermi doesn't exist.

    But really, I hope the cards do great after all of this.
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    dragonsqrrl , March 26, 2010 1:15 AM
    lol, excellent... I was hoping someone would do a compilation like this.
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    XD_dued , March 26, 2010 1:21 AM
    I have low expectations for fermi...but that's just me :) 
  • 27 Hide
    jennyh , March 26, 2010 1:24 AM
    When you have nothing...SPIN.
  • 22 Hide
    Anonymous , March 26, 2010 1:26 AM
    This article is the last squeeze of hype for the Fermi?
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    sinny1 , March 26, 2010 1:39 AM
    if these fermi gpu are as good as the nvidia dude said (the guy that did the benchmark) why nvidia did not let other people do the benchmarks before they release it? because if it is true and confirmed by "outsider source", more people will buy when it released, unless nvidia is hiding something...
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    frozenlead , March 26, 2010 1:39 AM
    Tom's, you've jinxed it. Next we know, it'll be delayed last-minute.
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2010 1:42 AM
    Why did we never see such immense coverage leading up to ATI's 5000 series? Oh wait, ATI doesn't play mind games with its consumers.
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    psychoticdream , March 26, 2010 1:48 AM
    CypherXWhy did we never see such immense coverage leading up to ATI's 5000 series? Oh wait, ATI doesn't play mind games with its consumers.

    EXACTLY!

    they've gotten so dishonest and act like apple now

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    ricardok , March 26, 2010 1:55 AM
    I just hope (for nVidia's sake) that Fermi lives up to the hype..
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    Blessedman , March 26, 2010 1:55 AM
    When you release against no competition there is no need to hype the product. ATi just won the race, that is all... I too am hoping that Nvidia has something up their sleeves to really put the heat (lol pun intended) on AMD. Mainly I want to see some price drops!!! If Fermi is good enough to put some pressure on AMD and lower their prices, I might go back to ATi after a very long time. Other wise I will just get rid of my current space heaters and get a fermi.
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    Gigahertz20 , March 26, 2010 1:57 AM
    There are already tons of leaked benchmarks for Fermi, and most of the time from what I've seen of leaked benchmarks, they are usually pretty close to the real numbers. Fermi performance is nothing ground breaking from what the leaked benchies show, a little faster.....but for a 6 month delayed part, very disappointing. Nvidia failed this time, the leaked prices are not that great either, so it looks like AMD beat Nvidia to the punch 6 months ago.
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    c_schwab , March 26, 2010 2:02 AM
    I want to see temps and noise under load vs ATI.
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    fausto , March 26, 2010 2:04 AM
    sinny1if these fermi gpu are as good as the nvidia dude said (the guy that did the benchmark) why nvidia did not let other people do the benchmarks before they release it? because if it is true and confirmed by "outsider source", more people will buy when it released, unless nvidia is hiding something...



    usually there is a NDA on video cards and different reviewers get it but can't disclose until NDA expires so Tomshardware already has tested the cards and is doing write ups to be published tomorrow. same as everyone else
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    fausto , March 26, 2010 2:05 AM
    BlessedmanWhen you release against no competition there is no need to hype the product. ATi just won the race, that is all... I too am hoping that Nvidia has something up their sleeves to really put the heat (lol pun intended) on AMD. Mainly I want to see some price drops!!! If Fermi is good enough to put some pressure on AMD and lower their prices, I might go back to ATi after a very long time. Other wise I will just get rid of my current space heaters and get a fermi.


    if fermi forced the 5870 down to $300 i'll buy:) 
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2010 2:15 AM
    I guess this was expected. The only people to fail more than Nvidia is Tom's Hardware for putting all the vaporware out in the first place. Guess I won't be surprised if Nvidia decides to pull an early April Fools and fool us all considering the news trend.
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    Ed Brown , March 26, 2010 2:19 AM
    Gotta hand it to nVidia for being able to keep a relatively tight lid on Fermi - especially considering here it is within 24 hrs. or so of release and there's still nada on the intertubes as far as independent "show me or stfu" benchmarks go.

    They must have hired the guys who keep bigfoot and space aliens under wraps. If Fermi doesn't do well, then nVidia should look at getting into the Information Security business.
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    Anonymous , March 26, 2010 2:37 AM
    Ahh. Swell. Excited! Tomorrow decides if I blow a bunch of money on a Radeon or a Fermi! Whee...
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    dragonsqrrl , March 26, 2010 2:42 AM
    CypherXWhy did we never see such immense coverage leading up to ATI's 5000 series? Oh wait, ATI doesn't play mind games with its consumers.

    Because ATI's cards were on time and first to release this generation, there really isn't much more of an explanation beyond this. The "immense coverage" and hype that people speak of is not unique to Nvidia. Anyone remember all the hype built up over the HD2900 XT? This card was also released six months after the competition, but had trouble competing against the 8800GTS in performance, while consuming significantly more power then the 8800GTX. Stop trying to put ATI up on a pedestal.
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