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Nvidia Fermi Renders Look Ultra Realistic

Memorex used to have a very catchy slogan: is it live, or is it Memorex? That very slogan came to mind when viewing a few outlandishly realistic renders here on a Chinese forum. Thanks to Nvidia's Fermi hardware, virtual realism has taken a huge step towards mimicking reality to the point of asking: is it real, or is it a render? A "dramatic upgrade" doesn't justify the visual leap Nvidia has made in virtually recreating faces and environments.

Fermi, the company's next-generation CUDA architecture, is jammed pack with more than 30 million transistors and a maximum of 512 CUDA cores "enabling supercomputer performance," as the forum post states. If the leaked images are indeed genuine--showing fantastic ray tracing goodness, facial hair, and even defined skin pores (sans zits)--then gamers have a lot to look forward to when Nvidia launches the GeForce 300 series... possibly by the end of the year.

Electronista points out that a second set of forum users have noted that Nvidia confirmed the launch of notebook versions of Fermi. While the supposed release date is a vague "near future," it's estimated that the chipsets will be aimed at the mid-to-low end laptops. The GTS 360M will serve as the company's mobile performance chip, and the GT 225M and GT 330M will be geared towards mainstream models. Low-end systems will likely integrate the GeForce 310M and 305M GPUs.

  • these are not renders, these are photo projections from a photo taken by a digital camera
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  • imrul
    cool
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  • precariousgray
    These aren't the renders you're looking for.
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  • cyberkuberiah
    Kevin ParrishFermi, the company's next-generation CUDA architecture, is jammed pack with more than 30 million transistors
    no , its 3,000 million or 3 billion as per nvidia's site
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  • cyberkuberiah
    what nvidia really needs to do is have some awesome DirectX drivers for this stuff ... for the fullest performance . i suspect that although it'll beat 5870 CF or X2 easily , the thing to watch for is its price .
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  • CoryInJapan
    Wow very nice.I glimps at what PC games will look like after the next gen of consoles finally come around.
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  • joebob2000
    cyberkuberiahno , its 3,000 million or 3 billion as per nvidia's site
    Yeah 30 million doesn't seem that impressive considering a super common Core2 Duo chip has 291M and the Geforce 200 series has 1,400M. Tom's "Hardware"? Go read a book about transistors...
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  • cyberkuberiah
    ZirbmonkeyAmazing Pics! A huge leap in rendering generations. But one thing left out is... how fast can it render those images? Sure they're ultra-photo-realistic. But that's just the rendering architecture's software to make it possible. If it takes 5 mins to render a 1080p slide in ultra-detail, when it speaks nothing about the GPU, other than that the GPU is what made the frame.
    from google's chinese to english translation it is mentioned "real time rendering" on the original forum . lets hope this is true . and yes , truly amazing pics , the first i'd call photo realistic in real time rendering history .
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  • kageryu
    It's beautiful...*cries*
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  • Hitokage
    Is that second picture really rendered? It looks real. That's... disturbing.
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