Nvidia: Fermi demo board was "engineering" prototype

Nvidia has clarified that its next-generation Fermi board showcased at the GPU conference keynote and subsequent Q&A session was an “engineering prototype.” The official clarification came just hours after various sites claimed that the board had been faked.  

“The Fermi demo that we showed was driven by a Fermi-based Tesla chip,” an Nvidia spokesperson told TG Daily. “The performance numbers that were displayed, which showed five-times the double precision performance of the current generation Tesla chip, are proof of that.

“The Fermi board that was held up at the keynote and press conference was an engineering prototype.”

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