As expected, Nvidia have finally demonstrated a working Geforce based Fermi (GF100) card at CES 2010. Few details are available, but at least we know GF100 is up and running. PC Watch have captured a video of GF100 running Unigine’s DX11 benchmark.

Visually, the GF100 prototype looks like any Geforce product – though there is no doubt the final design could look a whole lot difference. The length appears to be a standard 10.5″, and it covers two PCI slots. Two SLI connectors are present, as usual.

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As expected, Nvidia have finally demonstrated a working Geforce based
Fermi (GF100) card at CES 2010. Few details are available, but at least
we know GF100 is up and running. PC Watch have captured a video of
GF100 running Unigine’s DX11 benchmark.

Visually, the GF100 prototype looks like any Geforce product – though
there is no doubt the final design could look a whole lot difference.
The length appears to be a standard 10.5″, and it covers two PCI slots.
Two SLI connectors are present, as usual.

All in all, no surprises. Except the power connectors. GF100 has been rumoured in some parts to have a dual GPU variant, which would suggest a single GF100 would draw 200W at maximum. This would require 2 x 6 pin power connectors. However, the prototype is equipped with 8 pin + 6 pin, which is designed for 300W. This indicates the TDP is likely to be between 225 and 300W – way too hot for considering a dual GPU. Of course, the final stepping could (and probably would) significantly drop power consumption, but at this stage, there is no doubt GF100 is running hotter than expected.

No other details, such as performance, are available. But the important thing is GF100 is real. We can expect more details on GF100 at Nvidia’s Editor’s Day in Las Vegas right after CES 2010.

Reference: PC Watch