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    News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    ASUS has confirmed that its upcoming GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 graphics cards will utilise Voltage Tweak technology.
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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    i agree, that 50% is way to high even if it was for say a 5000 series card. The heat these will produce and the poor yields and performance means that surely the extra voltage will kill the chip? Much like what 65nm to 45nm cpu;s were, small voltage inceases killed them .

    Eitherway, i hope this is a good card and cant wait .
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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Oh, please no?!

    If there's anything vaguely truthful at all in the rumour mill, Fermi chips are *already* running on the ragged edge, and bumping the voltage any more could lead to a catastrophic - and flamey - failure of the chip!

    So, perhaps the fact that ASUS are confident enough to bundle Voltage Tweak into their retail Fermi package should be taken as an indication that Fermi isn't actually as bad a chip as we've been lead to believe? That'd be good news for competition in the graphics card market, at the very least...

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Could result in some insane power consumption numbers... will wait and see.

    Mind you, the 495 is probably the one to watch for :gulp:

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    I think my next graphics card will be Asus seen as BFG have GTFO'd from Europe - if i was to be buying Nvidia that is and wouldn't I, they have PhysX FFS.
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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    "Note: Requires GPU direct connection to 3-phase industrial power."

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Either ASUS have absolute faith on Fermi that it won't burn down the customer's place, or ASUS design department messed up the plans between the GTX 275 and Fermi...

    Either way, I bet the design team is having some jelly doughnuts now..
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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    'Preferential partner' springs to mind...

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Could result in some insane power consumption numbers... will wait and see.

    Mind you, the 495 is probably the one to watch for :gulp:
    except the 495 is impossible unless it comes watercooled from the start or uses 22nm since 40nm GTX 480 uses 250w, 470 uses 225w.

    250w x2 (taking into account lower power draw when two GPU's are stuffed onto one board) = 470w

    225w x2 = 420-430w.

    both are well above the 300w allowance for reference cards.

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by HW_90 View Post
    except the 495 is impossible unless it comes watercooled from the start or uses 22nm since 40nm GTX 480 uses 250w, 470 uses 225w.

    250w x2 (taking into account lower power draw when two GPU's are stuffed onto one board) = 470w

    225w x2 = 420-430w.

    both are well above the 300w allowance for reference cards.
    So... they'll either drop the clocks further or simply supply them to their favourite partners as non-reference parts.

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Whats the guarantee it will be two GPU's anyway - it could just be the full 512 cores as originally planned.
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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Whats the guarantee it will be two GPU's anyway - it could just be the full 512 cores as originally planned.
    That'd be the 485 That is, assuming nVidia's numbering makes any sense. For all we know the 512 core part could be called the 250 or something

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    Re: News - ASUS gives NVIDIA's Fermi the Voltage Tweak treatment

    With a bit of look they will bring back the X2 suffix.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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