NO!!!!!! 4 processor MAXX 8500?!?!?

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  1. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Someone who's a bit more fluent in the language want to read the article and please tell me that it ain't real!

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    You can check out the page here.
     
  2. Doomtrooper

    Doomtrooper Driverheaven Senior Member

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    Yes that card is for real..it is made for high end rendering and is the Firegl GX1...
    Extremetech covered it from Siggraph and I was aware of this card for a while :D

    This was the card that rendered Lord of the Rings in realtime with full Geometry :eek:

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,415714,00.asp

    Picture of Lord of the Rings running in real time..

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  3. SurfMonkey

    SurfMonkey Monkey see, monkey do

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    Is that running under Linux or Solaris. It sure aint Windoze. Are there any better screenies of the LOTR renders floating around the web?
     
  4. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    I want that puppy soooooo badly .....
     
  5. HsuGotaQ

    HsuGotaQ Hydrogenated Dumbass

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    Has anybody been able to get info on this card? (aside from ExtremeTech or ATI)
     
  6. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Above link doesn't work for me - loads for a while and then "Cannot find server".
     
  7. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    Re:

    Linux workstation box


    btw. the link works fine for me :)
     
  8. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Now works for me too - I don't know what to say.
    4 Processors? 8500? Why then not 9700?
    I don't think it could be real. Check that AGP Slot - it looks very strange.
     
  9. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    Re:

    the picture you see is 8500 gpu's on a pci card. Taken from the site:

    "This board, made by CAE combines four Radeon 8500 GPUs onto a single PCI board. It's designed for workstation markets to accelerate complex rendering tasks. A version based on the 9700 will be available this fall."
     
  10. DcibeL

    DcibeL New Member

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    Oh WOW!

    I read somewhere about a company making professional 3D workstations with 16 processor 8500 SLI. Too bad I don't remember the name :(
     
  11. DriveEuro

    DriveEuro New Member

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    And how much money would this set your back? $1000+ right?
     
  12. JCLW

    JCLW Long Live The P6!

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    Can some one post the pic of that Radeon 8500 card. The link above is really dead~~!!
     
  14. JCLW

    JCLW Long Live The P6!

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    EnDlEsS New Member

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    Thanks, JCLW. Jeez, that's one heck of a large card~~! :eek:
     
  16. gigatron

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    Wow I'm speechless! I wish there was a way to make out of multiple cards one card sorta like that :p
     
  17. DriveEuro

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    Anyone notice how it uses an ISA slot........?
     
  18. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

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    That is not an ISA slot - just because its longer than PCI or the AGP you're used to doesn't mean its ISA. Also... look at the thread date, people.
     
  19. DriveEuro

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    OK, smarty.... What is it then? Looks a lot like ISA to me....
     
  20. JCLW

    JCLW Long Live The P6!

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    PCI-X

    - JW
     

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