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PC Makers Announce Fermi Gaming Machines

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 45 comments

With the Fermi launch behind us, it's time for PC makers to start rolling out configurations that use Nvidia's newest cards.

CyberPower was first out the gate with an announcement. CyberPower's Black Pearl, Black Mamba Fang Series and Gamer Xtreme 3D lines will all carry options for Fermi. Coupled with Intel's six core Core i7 CPUs, it makes for a hefty machine.

CyberPower

Not too long after CyberPower's announcement hit the Web, similar announcements from other companies began to do the rounds. Origin PC announced options for a GTX 470 or GTX 480 on the Genesis desktop late on Friday. Similar to CyberPower, there's also an option for Intel's Core i7-980X.

Origin PC

Maingear is getting in on the action too, and wants us to "party like it's 2099" with its SHIFT desktop boasting an option for a triple configuration that carries a price tag of more than $6,000. Party indeed, Maingear.

MainGear

Digital Storm is spicing up its Black|OPS gaming machine with Fermi too. According to the release, the Enthusiast model packs Intel's Core i7-930 and a GTX 480, and starts at $2,891. The Extreme model boasts an i7-980X and dual SLI GTX 480s; this starts at just over $5,000.

Digital Storm

Don't forget to check out our Fermi review!

*Press releases via Hot Hardware

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    lvlouro , March 29, 2010 7:22 PM
    And I thought the hype was over...
    I don't remember seeing all these news for ATI 5xxx
    I really think this one was uncalled for, it was expected...
    What next an article saying that stores will actually sell it!!!
    Of course they will
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    cryogenic , March 29, 2010 7:03 PM
    Ridiculous power draw, (nVidia please fix this) otherwise it's a nice card with nice features.

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    icemunk , March 29, 2010 7:24 PM
    rip offs.. wait a couple days and get a 6 core AMD, with an ATI card for $1000 that'll keep up with those $3000 fermi boxes
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    cryogenic , March 29, 2010 7:03 PM
    Ridiculous power draw, (nVidia please fix this) otherwise it's a nice card with nice features.

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    restatement3dofted , March 29, 2010 7:13 PM
    Got to love that CyberPower had a press release ready to go the moment nVidia's presentation was over stating that they'd have Fermi-equipped PCs for sale - as if there was some fear that these custom shops would be boycotting this new line of GPUs.

    If you're building a machine on CyberPowerPC, and want to add a second GPU to a configuration, they'll charge you as much as $899 to put in an HD 5970. Can't wait to see what their price for a GTX 480 will jump to once the cards go on sale, and people have to deal with the reality of the short supply.
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    Anonymous , March 29, 2010 7:14 PM
    owell some one got to sell that over price over rated crap o0
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    lvlouro , March 29, 2010 7:22 PM
    And I thought the hype was over...
    I don't remember seeing all these news for ATI 5xxx
    I really think this one was uncalled for, it was expected...
    What next an article saying that stores will actually sell it!!!
    Of course they will
  • 19 Hide
    icemunk , March 29, 2010 7:24 PM
    rip offs.. wait a couple days and get a 6 core AMD, with an ATI card for $1000 that'll keep up with those $3000 fermi boxes
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    d-block , March 29, 2010 7:27 PM
    Better have LN2 cooling on those things.
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    Honis , March 29, 2010 7:31 PM
    Quote:
    PC Makers Announce Fermi Gaming Machines

    In other news: Electric Companies Raise Rates in the Face of Higher Demand
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    victomofreality , March 29, 2010 7:35 PM
    Quote:
    Origin PCMaingear is getting in on the action too, and wants us to "party like it's 2099" with its SHIFT desktop boasting an option for a triple configuration that carries a price tag of more than $6,000. Party indeed, Maingear.


    Really even if Fermi fixed the power issues and released a driver that gave it the significant increase over the 5xxx's that where promised I would still hope that we'll be WELL past this tech by 2099! I'm hoping we'll be into holographic tech by 2050 at the latest. Horrible inaccurate advertisement!
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    dman3k , March 29, 2010 7:52 PM
    Seriously, anyone who buys this for gaming is just a fanboi. too much of a power draw for too little of an improvement at too high of a price. These cards should be used for CUDA only.
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    meat81 , March 29, 2010 7:53 PM
    Complaining about power draw is like complaining that a Lamborghini gets poor gas mileage....Performance always has its price. Get a bigger power supply...
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    razorblaze42 , March 29, 2010 7:56 PM
    meat81Complaining about power draw is like complaining that a Lamborghini gets poor gas mileage....Performance always has its price. Get a bigger power supply...

    Fermi is not a Lamborghini... maybe a Toyota :) 
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    meat81 , March 29, 2010 8:00 PM


    Your missing the point, its a performance/enthusiasts card. Toyota is not a performance/enthusiasts brand.
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    tayb , March 29, 2010 8:12 PM
    dman3kseriously, anyone who buys this for gaming is just a fanboi. too much power draw, too little of an improvement over too high of a price. These cards should be used for CUDA only.


    From the benchmarks I saw the GTX470 is sitting squarely in between the 5850 and the 5870 and the GTX480 is in between the 5870 and the 5970 in terms of both price and performance.

    5850 ~ $300
    470 ~ $350
    5870 ~ $420
    480 ~ $500
    5970 ~ $700

    Not that I'd buy one because of the temps they run at but they seem to fill gaps in AMD's lineup.
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    dman3k , March 29, 2010 8:12 PM
    meat81Your missing the point, its a performance/enthusiasts card. Toyota is not a performance/enthusiasts brand.
    You drive a Lamborghini for the brand and the shape of its car, not for its breakpads.
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    noobz1lla , March 29, 2010 8:19 PM
    dman3kSeriously, anyone who buys this for gaming is just a fanboi. too much of a power draw for too little of an improvement at too high of a price. These cards should be used for CUDA only.


    No I think only a fanboy would make a comment like that. The Fermi cards have proved in benchmarks to perform superior to comparable ATI cards with AA enabled. So to someone who cares about AA Fermi is an attractive option. Admit that it does something right and is not just irrelevant. If nothing else it will help you get your ATI card for cheaper. Also if ATI had sold their 5850/5870 for MSRP I would have one in my system by now. But since they wanted to maximize profits they most likely cost themselves my business. What they should have done sold at MSRP to get all these new Nvidia guys on their boat.
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    dman3k , March 29, 2010 8:20 PM
    taybFrom the benchmarks I saw the GTX470 is sitting squarely in between the 5850 and the 5870 and the GTX480 is in between the 5870 and the 5970 in terms of both price and performance. 5850 ~ $300470 ~ $3505870 ~ $420480 ~ $5005970 ~ $700Not that I'd buy one because of the temps they run at but they seem to fill gaps in AMD's lineup.
    And where are they listed in the power requirements?
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    dman3k , March 29, 2010 8:22 PM
    Noobz1llaNo I think only a fanboy would make a comment like that. The Fermi cards have proved in benchmarks to perform superior to comparable ATI cards with AA enabled. So to someone who cares about AA Fermi is an attractive option. Admit that it does something right and is not just irrelevant. If nothing else it will help you get your ATI card for cheaper. Also if ATI had sold their 5850/5870 for MSRP I would have one in my system by now. But since they wanted to maximize profits they most likely cost themselves my business. What they should have done sold at MSRP to get all these new Nvidia guys on their boat.
    All my GPUs are integrated by intel. I game on my PS3, which is nvidia. Yeah, I'm such a fanboy.
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    meat81 , March 29, 2010 8:26 PM
    Quote:
    You drive a Lamborghini for the brand and the shape of its car, not for its breakpads.


    So where were you going with this comment?

    Quote:
    And where are they listed in the power requirements?


    And this one...
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    Anonymous , March 29, 2010 8:28 PM
    "You drive a Lamborghini for the brand and the shape of its car, not for its breakpads."

    Depends on what type of person you are. If you're a metro d-bag, then you'll buy it for the name, looks and show factor. If you're an enthusiast, then you're buying it for the 0-60, 60-0, etc. You get the point.
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