Nvidia's Fermi graphics architecture explained

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Hardware comes and goes, sometimes we get a little damp in anticipation, but usually its nothing you want to run out into the street and proclaim.

There is an exception to this – high-power graphics cards, we love these. They make games sexy and that makes us sexy. At the heart of these is the GPU, and when Nvidia announces it has a new and wonderful one, it is time to take notice. The new architecture is codenamed Fermi, after renowned nuclear physicist, Enrico Fermi.