Skip to comments.NVIDIA VP Declares Moore's Law Dead, GPUs Are Computing's Only Hope
Posted on 05/06/2010 8:59:32 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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The end is near...
Women and children hit hardest!
Time for Intel to repent.
How's that MASSIVE, I'LL NEVER, EVER USE it ALL, 1 gig hard drive from 1996 working for you?
I'll need to check my portfolio and make sure that NVidia isn't in it. Worries me when execs try to talk down their technology.
I have a 1.2 kW power supply and 4 120mm fans for my new i7 mobo with dual nVidia GTX470s. The ambient temps run around 65-70C and the noise is almost unbearable. I’ve been researching sound dampening materials, and I think I’ll be insulating my case. The performance is unreal, though. There’s absolutely nothing I can’t do/play, and at almost $2500 for the whole system, that damn well better be the case!
But can it run my PONG game?
One of my sons, and the family's official computer-builder, has dual GPUs in his machine. It is REALLY noisy, to the point that it aggravates me to even use it. And, don't even get me going on all the stupid lights emanating from the case.
There was a posting earlier about graphine replacing silicone, allowing processors to blow past the THz threshold without an increase in heat or power consumption.
Might be coming sooner than you’d think.
I have an i7 3.2ghz and its all cooled by 1 fan all in a micro atx chassis and you can hardly hear it even with the cover off.
CPU temp stays around 40degC most of the time.
Shhh he pimped his ride so to speak.
Kids these days.
Power computing is good....
Looked at Water cooling on the GPU’s?
My old pentium 4 PC had 5 fans alone built on the mother board. Add to that the CPU fan, GPU fan, 2 fans in the PSU and 3 case fans.
I think i’m missing one, i remembered 13 fans...
The thing used to sound like a F-14 taking off.
You have a SWEET setup though I never build top line PC’s.
When i built my Q6600 PC last year i7 MB’s were going for over 300 Bucks.
The DDR3 memory and CPU prices were outrageous.
So for a lot les money i built the Q6600 and overclocked it from 2.6MZ to 3.4 and bought the cheapest GTX 260 i could find.
Great computer and i saved lots of cash.
I will probably build your PC in about a year in a half.
Whoops, meant 2.4 to 3.4GHz.
It’s the dual GPU cards that’s making the racket. But considering they have the computing power of a super computer, the noise is worth it for some.
I have an i7 notebook with discrete Nvidia graphics. Nothing compared to the game rigs but astounding compared to my old dual core integrated graphics notebook and makes no noise.
Currently, I using it as a DVR running in the background.
I have i7 and GTX260 and my system is loud enough—about half the noise of a blow dryer turned on Low. But I’m enjoying the power.
Did you by chance use fans that run at the same RPM? I made that mistake some years ago with a dual CPU system.
Yeah, the fan speed issue nipped me a few years ago. That combined with AMD’s qSpeed/control (the name escapes me) fan control on the mobo caused me to lose an Athlon FX64 CPU. I run all of the fans off of the PSU now.
As far as liquid cooling, I ran liquid cooling on my old Asus A7N8X mobo and it worked incredibly well. The mobo came with copper liquid channels already. The i7 board I have doesn’t have those, and I wasn’t going to spend an additional $250 for the conversion kit. I have an independent cold-containment system and heat-dispersion unit that makes air cooling incredibly efficient. I’m getting close to 85% airflow efficiency with CFM models, so I’m comfortable with the temp. There are newer Intel procs that are designed to run from 75-80C without breaking a sweat (no pun intended).
The noise is definitely difficult. My machine is in our den, and it makes TV watching nearly impossible. The fiancee has to watch TV in the kitchen or the bedroom when I’m playing games. My ProLiant DL360 G5 server that runs my network is quieter! I’m hoping that the heat/noise insulation I’m looking at will bring the noise down ~25dB. I’ll report on that when it’s done.
Yesterday I built a system for my daughter in a Cooler Master ATCS 840 case.. it’s a huge black case, with three 230mm cooling fans and one 120mm cooling fan (has locations for three more 120mm fans). Has six 5.25” front panel spaces, plus seven hard drive spaces inside (no screws required to hold any of the drives in-place). I’d never seen cooling fans that large in a tower case, yet they’re the quietest fans I’ve experienced— you have to listen closely to be sure its running. Motherboard is installed outside the case on a tray, and the tray then rolls in on ball-bearing rollers. She wanted serious cooling, and she got it. (And did I say it’s huge??)
CM makes decent cases. I have access to sheet metal fabrication equipment, so I’ve made my cases for the last few years. Our CAD software is chock full of tower schemas, and they work out quite nicely.
I just looked up that case, and it is truly huge. Reminds me of the pre-AT case days where 5.25” was standard and 3.5” was just coming into play. Those were the days!
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