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Old 09-15-06, 10:17 PM
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Nvidia is releasing an $18,000 video card

Nvidia's $18,000 video card

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-penis now?

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.
Major . Who in their right mind would buy this?
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Old 09-15-06, 10:51 PM
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It will be under $100 in 6 months.
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Old 09-15-06, 11:41 PM
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But is it DirectX10 compatible?
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Old 09-15-06, 11:44 PM
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I bet I could sell that for $36,000 on Ebay.
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Is it april 1st already?
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Old 09-16-06, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by kgrogers1979
Major . Who in their right mind would buy this?
Of course, they're designed for integrated graphics computers and engineers, not really gaming!
So...I'm guessing integrated graphics computing people would buy it in their right minds. Nvidia's Quadro brand has been around for years. It's always been expensive, and it's never been for gaming.
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Old 09-16-06, 02:51 AM
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So...I'm guessing integrated graphics computing people would buy it in their right minds. Nvidia's Quadro brand has been around for years. It's always been expensive, and it's never been for gaming.
What kind of graphic intensive work can you possibly do that needs a card that expensive?

Of course, when you're rich, price doesn't matter. Hell, I'd get it if I were rich. No more video cards for a century? I'm sold.
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The real question is, can I buy 4 of them and run them in SLI?
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It's meant for the workstation market, not consumers.
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Next century? I bet a $300 dollar video card made a decade from now will outperform it.
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Originally Posted by flashburn
It's meant for the workstation market, not consumers.
And typically workstation cards end up blowing when running games.
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Old 09-17-06, 07:24 AM
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For the next century?

Lmaonade.
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Next century? I bet a $300 dollar video card made a decade from now will outperform it.
Hell, I'd bet a card made 3 years from now beats it. Especially since by that time it will be far behind in capabilities. It won't support DX10 or OpenGL 3.0.
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Originally Posted by pizzamousechips
What kind of graphic intensive work can you possibly do that needs a card that expensive?

Of course, when you're rich, price doesn't matter. Hell, I'd get it if I were rich. No more video cards for a century? I'm sold.
something like do the graphics work for LOTR special effects

that was done on ATI's FireGL, but same thing
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Imagine what this card will do to the internet porn. Forget about dating, virtual sex here I come.
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I see this being used by energy companies and the defense sector. Maybe hospitals. Maybe.
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For $18,000 I demand a fucking holodeck.
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For $18,000 I demand a fucking holodeck.
Sorry, it only comes with a normal holodeck. The fucking holodeck will be an expansion that is sold seperately.
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Now I'll be able to play tetris without problem.
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