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CeBIT 2010 - Fermi, spider cases and more

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Jack_Pepsi 5th March 2010, 12:49 Quote
I'm in love with those PC-Q07s - if only I could find a DDR3/775 mITX board.

:(
Xir 5th March 2010, 12:52 Quote
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Happily for us though the internet will not be denied in its angry cries for info,

Yesss...germany based Heise.de has just a bit more info, but not a lot.

Read if you know more German than "ich-bin-ein-bit-techer" :D
Heise Fermi article

They received Benchmark values for the GTX 470
Bios set to:
Shader Core 1255Mhz
GDDR5 (read-write-clock) 1600Mhz

3D Mark Vantage (X-Mode)
GTX 470 7511 points
HD5870 8730 points
HD5850 6430 points
GTX 285 6002 points

3D Mark Vantage (Performance mode)
GTX 470 17156 points
HD5870 17303 points
HD5850 14300 points

Unigine benchmark 4x AA
GTX 470 29fps
HD5870 27fps
HD5850 22fps

Unigine benchmark 8x AA
GTX 470 20fps
HD5870 23fps
HD5850 19fps

I don't know what benchmarks these are (never heared of unigine before) but I'm sure you do.:D
mi1ez 5th March 2010, 13:04 Quote
Good find Xir

Liking the look of the new Antec cases in a slightly unusual OTT way.
tonyd223 5th March 2010, 13:07 Quote
Antec discovers fugly - which of course they are allowed to do when they are already at the top of their game...
Showerhead 5th March 2010, 13:08 Quote
So i guess they are going to have to price these at around £275 since it performs between a 5850 and a 5870 as that would be between the prices of those two cards
Krikkit 5th March 2010, 13:09 Quote
2.5" hot-swap SSD bay in the top? Why not just put a sticker on it that says "STEAL ME" ?

Nice work Antec!
zabinko 5th March 2010, 13:12 Quote
tweakers.net is not "Scanadanavian (sic)" but Dutch!
Sifter3000 5th March 2010, 13:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by zabinko
tweakers.net is not "Scanadanavian (sic)" but Dutch!

Fixed, thx :)
Matticus 5th March 2010, 13:42 Quote
Top of the antec bit, says "Reed" instead of Red.

I am not really too excited about any of the stuff, I don't even think I like computers any more :)
Xonar 5th March 2010, 13:42 Quote
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A rep from Asus called it “what the Radeon HD 5970 should have been,” and with two full fat, full speed HD 5870 cores, 2GB of GDDR5 and a massive custom direct contact heatpipe

The 5970 Ares has 4GB of GDDR5 in total just for reference.
xaser04 5th March 2010, 13:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xonar
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A rep from Asus called it “what the Radeon HD 5970 should have been,” and with two full fat, full speed HD 5870 cores, 2GB of GDDR5 and a massive custom direct contact heatpipe

The 5970 Ares has 4GB of GDDR5 in total just for reference.

Only 2GB effective though so you are both correct (just depends on how you read it - although I agree the article aludes to the fact the card is only 2GB).

Those Antec cases are fugly.
tad2008 5th March 2010, 14:16 Quote
If those Fermi 470 results are anything to go by it will be interesting to see what the 480 can do, but until we get some real world benchmarks here on bit-tech my money will be staying with me.

I did have my eye on the Radeon 5850 since it would only just fit in to my Antec Fusion case and I hope nvidia's offering sports shorter cards or I'll be limited in my upgrade options or will have to wait for one of their board partners to do a custom board and then have to pay a premium for the privilege.

Oh well, c'est la ve
Woodspoon 5th March 2010, 14:17 Quote
IF those GTX 470 benchmarks are accurate, then their not good at all given the huge delay for them.
I was expecting something much much better , not something that is bettered by a card that isn't even ATI's fastest, makes me glad I brought a 5850 now and save the extra £200+ pounds that it will no doubt be.
memeroot 5th March 2010, 14:27 Quote
darn it I was trying to get people interested in my case design the meccase (like mechano for cases) but no one was biteing.... now antec release one - though not as cute as what I had in mind...
Xir 5th March 2010, 14:34 Quote
Well my guess (guess have to emphasize that) the GTX 470 is put against the HD5850, and the GTX 480 is put against the HD5870.
If that's the case, than the performance figures for the GTX 470 are okay (but only so)

My second guess is Nvidia will want to get the performance crown back, so the GTX480 will (barely) beat the HD5870.

I was hoping for something ....more impressive though.
Scootiep 5th March 2010, 14:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
IF those GTX 470 benchmarks are accurate, then their not good at all given the huge delay for them.
I was expecting something much much better , not something that is bettered by a card that isn't even ATI's fastest, makes me glad I brought a 5850 now and save the extra £200+ pounds that it will no doubt be.

I agree, if they are correct and nVidia can't eek a ton more performance out of those cards with some driver updates, then nVidia hasn't just dropped the ball, they dug a six foot deep hole, dropped the ball in and buried it.
fingerbob69 5th March 2010, 14:51 Quote
The thing is those figures (which semiaccurate et al have had since Tuesday) are just bench mark tests and not real world useage. But given they only just look semi respectable and with no price tag against which to judge value, after a six month delay, they actually look pretty awful!

Cue Nvidia fanboi rage!
Bindibadgi 5th March 2010, 15:02 Quote
Given Nvidia's past launches, we expect the *proper* driver to drop about 3 days before release. If we're unlucky, 12 hours (it's happened before) :/
crazyceo 5th March 2010, 15:02 Quote
Looks like by the tone of some of these posts that a few ATi butts are already twitching! Whats up girls, gonna have nothing to say come 26th March?
Bindibadgi 5th March 2010, 15:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by crazyceo
Looks like by the tone of some of these posts that a few ATi butts are already twitching! Whats up girls, gonna have nothing to say come 26th March?

Price and seven months use already, probably.
tad2008 5th March 2010, 15:18 Quote
Better initial results would have been nice and may seem like something of a let down, hence why I can't wait to see bit-tech's benchmarks to see what these cards can really do.

Don't forget that the nvidia cards also come with physx capabilities which has a pretty good following and provides more eye candy and is included in the price, yes I know there is the havok engine, etc, but I prefer some things like physics to be done in hardware.
Scootiep 5th March 2010, 16:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
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Originally Posted by crazyceo
Looks like by the tone of some of these posts that a few ATi butts are already twitching! Whats up girls, gonna have nothing to say come 26th March?

Price and seven months use already, probably.

I LOL'd till I cried.
Cyberpower-UK 5th March 2010, 16:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Well my guess (guess have to emphasize that) the GTX 470 is put against the HD5850, and the GTX 480 is put against the HD5870.
If that's the case, than the performance figures for the GTX 470 are okay (but only so)

My second guess is Nvidia will want to get the performance crown back, so the GTX480 will (barely) beat the HD5870.

I was hoping for something ....more impressive though.
Yes but as soon as fermi lands ATi is going to whip out the 5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 and take back the crown.

Fermi? More like Semi
TheGovernator 5th March 2010, 17:28 Quote
I was sort of looking for a short paragraph on Silverstone's SG07, but you guys might still get there. You should.
SimoomiZ 5th March 2010, 17:44 Quote
Can't really understand the point of these ultra leet Asus cards like this new Ati version of the Mars. Not coming with a custom Water block and little likelihood of an aftermarket block being developed means that any buyer would have to be a complete bozo to spend that much on that card. I mean, any buyer would be expected to team it with other equally leet parts, result ; a mind bogglingly expensive, noisy air cooled rig? Silent wc'ed, Sli'ed 5870s, cooled by a quad rad , in nice large case all could be had for the price of one of those, it represents a very odd choice.
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