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SPIED: Nvidia GTX 470 'Fermi' PCB Cut-out Cooler

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The hotly anticipated Fermi has been spied.

Nvidia will later this month formally debut its GF100-based cards the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480. These cards already exist and are quietly on display at CeBit in Germany, and shots of the product in action have just hit the net.

Chinese website Expreview has board shots of what it claims is a GTX 470 and PC Games Hardware has pictures of one running in action inside a live computer case.

What's interesting to note is that the board shot featured on Expreview show an underside of the card which has cutouts on the PCB that appear to facilitate cooling – something that we've seen before on the GeForce GTX 295.

Nvidia will officially debut the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 products on March 26.

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    maydaynomore , March 2, 2010 5:54 PM
    Yeah, I've seen pictures of Big-Foot, and UFO's. Doesn't mean that they are real...


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    zorky9 , March 2, 2010 6:07 PM
    If this is to facilitate cooling Fermi, does this strengthen the rumors that GF100's do run hot?
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    erikstarcher , March 2, 2010 6:23 PM
    Why don't you guys believe this is real?
    First...Why not. It will be released in under a month.
    Second..It has been shown working since at least Jan (at CES).
    Third...What other card has a PCB that looks like that one?
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    heraisu , March 2, 2010 5:46 PM
    Wonder if there will be aftermarket coolers for the back of the card? Ha.

    This might go against any chance of a dual-pcb card, if nvidia prefers to have holes cut in the back for temps... don't work if two cards are back-to-back.
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    deadlockedworld , March 2, 2010 5:50 PM
    I think a double cooler would be great..
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    jblack , March 2, 2010 5:54 PM
    And if it is real, then why can we only see the underside of the board?
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    maydaynomore , March 2, 2010 5:54 PM
    Yeah, I've seen pictures of Big-Foot, and UFO's. Doesn't mean that they are real...


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    SpadeM , March 2, 2010 5:54 PM
    At least there are only 2 x 6-pin power connectors... and that's the only good thing i can say right about now.
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    bdcrlsn , March 2, 2010 5:58 PM
    At least it doesn't look like it'll be an insanely long card.
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    flyinfinni , March 2, 2010 5:59 PM
    How do we know what cards those actually are? Theres no designation on them at all. Could be 5970s or something for all we can see here.
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    rooket , March 2, 2010 6:05 PM
    Should I sell my gtx 260 and wait til one of these puppies gets released? I could sacrifice gaming for a bit if it is worth the upgrade. Can always pull out the laptop and game on it or browse the web in the mean time ;) 
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    jimmysmitty , March 2, 2010 6:05 PM
    maydaynomoreYeah, I've seen pictures of Big-Foot, and UFO's. Doesn't mean that they are real...


    True but this one is not being held by Jen so its more than likely the real deal.
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    zorky9 , March 2, 2010 6:07 PM
    If this is to facilitate cooling Fermi, does this strengthen the rumors that GF100's do run hot?
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    brendano257 , March 2, 2010 6:10 PM
    jblackAnd if it is real, then why can we only see the underside of the board?


    It doesn't matter if it's the front or the back of the card, Photoshop works the same :)  In any case, they're just trying to show the cut-out in the PCB, which can't be seen from the front.

    @Nvidia- Just release it already!
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    zorky9 , March 2, 2010 6:10 PM
    maximizaDo you need a nvidia case to use these?


    Why?
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    jblack , March 2, 2010 6:11 PM
    SpadeMAt least there are only 2 x 6-pin power connectors... and that's the only good thing i can say right about now.



    That means it can only pull 225W of power (PCIE = 75W of power, 6 Pin Power connectors are limited to 75W each).

    I'm not sure if I believe this is Fermi or not.
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    jblack , March 2, 2010 6:14 PM
    brendano257It doesn't matter if it's the front or the back of the card, Photoshop works the same In any case, they're just trying to show the cut-out in the PCB, which can't be seen from the front.@Nvidia- Just release it already!



    Yah, but I think it is hard to photoshop words on chips and such. I wanted to see the top side of the PCB, because it would have the name etched in the chip. I don't think this is real anyway. If it was, I'm betting they'd be using at least 1 8 pin power connector and they aren't.
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    officeguy , March 2, 2010 6:21 PM
    Cool, cant wait to get me hands on one. Oh, wait I don't have $400!!
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    erikstarcher , March 2, 2010 6:23 PM
    Why don't you guys believe this is real?
    First...Why not. It will be released in under a month.
    Second..It has been shown working since at least Jan (at CES).
    Third...What other card has a PCB that looks like that one?
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    victomofreality , March 2, 2010 6:25 PM
    HeraisuWonder if there will be aftermarket coolers for the back of the card? Ha.This might go against any chance of a dual-pcb card, if nvidia prefers to have holes cut in the back for temps... don't work if two cards are back-to-back.


    I thought they where moving away from dual pcb cards... ATi's been doing it for a while and even the later releases of the 295 where single pcb.
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    Anonymous , March 2, 2010 6:29 PM
    http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/03/01/fermi-power-requirements-leak/
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