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Snow_Wolf_
08-09-2006, 09:49 PM
As if PC gaming wasn't expensive enough, Nvidia have unveiled a graphics card that will be known to shooter fans simply as 'God'. The $18K Quadro Plex 1000. How's your e-***** now?

http://media.gameworldnetwork.com/news_shots/190345548844d2c74156559.jpg

You could buy a pretty decent sports car for that kind of money. Or, according to Nvidia, you can have 12 mega pixel hi-def video, and a card (actually it's more like a series of cards) that will run every PC game due for release in the next century.

"According to Nvidia, a node can achieve up to 64x full scene anti-aliasing (FSAA), deliver a performance of up to 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels. The firm says that the fill rate reaches 80 billion pixels/s while the geometry performance is rated at seven billion vertices/s."

The cheapest model starts at $17,500, and it just goes up from there! When they're released in September, we'll probably give a few away. Or, maybe we'll buy a house instead!

The only problem with owning one of these cards is you'd need about 20 of the latest CPUs in order to feed it data quick enough that the CPU wouldn't become a massive bottleneck. Of course, they're designed for integrated graphics computers and engineers, not really gaming!

If anyone out there actually plans to purchase one of these suckas, we'd love to hear how many of your children you intend to sell in order to fund such a venture. Of course, we do not condone such things.

Snow_Wolf_
08-09-2006, 09:49 PM
As if PC gaming wasn't expensive enough, Nvidia have unveiled a graphics card that will be known to shooter fans simply as 'God'. The $18K Quadro Plex 1000. How's your e-***** now?

http://media.gameworldnetwork.com/news_shots/190345548844d2c74156559.jpg

You could buy a pretty decent sports car for that kind of money. Or, according to Nvidia, you can have 12 mega pixel hi-def video, and a card (actually it's more like a series of cards) that will run every PC game due for release in the next century.

"According to Nvidia, a node can achieve up to 64x full scene anti-aliasing (FSAA), deliver a performance of up to 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels. The firm says that the fill rate reaches 80 billion pixels/s while the geometry performance is rated at seven billion vertices/s."

The cheapest model starts at $17,500, and it just goes up from there! When they're released in September, we'll probably give a few away. Or, maybe we'll buy a house instead!

The only problem with owning one of these cards is you'd need about 20 of the latest CPUs in order to feed it data quick enough that the CPU wouldn't become a massive bottleneck. Of course, they're designed for integrated graphics computers and engineers, not really gaming!

If anyone out there actually plans to purchase one of these suckas, we'd love to hear how many of your children you intend to sell in order to fund such a venture. Of course, we do not condone such things.

Obi_Kwiet
08-09-2006, 10:10 PM
That a system, not a card. And it has four work station cards in it. Amazing for rendering, but lousy for games. Really lousy. Work station cards make terrible gaming cards and visa versa. That system can actually convert to a 3U rackmount.

Hashmark13
08-09-2006, 10:46 PM
All 3D rendering stations suck at gaming but can render polys like a sombit. Sorry to burst the thread starter's bubble.

Stackhouse25th
08-10-2006, 12:16 AM
i was hoping it was some big *** graphics card super duper surprise to squash ATI's balls all over silicon valley.

WB_Outlaw
08-10-2006, 12:22 AM
Cool, a render farm in a box. We sure could have used one of those on the last video project I did. Instead we came in in the middle of the night and walked around to 800 desks and picked out 15 of the baddest workstations to install the rendering software on. They spent the next 3 days chewing on the video. I wonder how many of those people called the help desk wondering why their PCs were running so slow?!

--Outlaw.

Fork-N-spoon
08-10-2006, 01:27 AM
I wonder what they could do in SLI?

You know that some geek out there is drooling over four of these in quad SLI...