Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2008 20:01 UTC, submitted by irbis
3D News, GL, DirectX Open Graphics Project founder Timothy Miller recently noted on the project's mailing list that they are set to announce that their first hardware, the OGD1, is ready for pre-order. "The OGD1 design has actually been finished for a couple of months now," he began, explaining that they've been setting up a way to process pre-orders for the first 100 boards. The board will retail at USD 1500, with a USD 100 discount offered for the first 100 pre-orders. "These are pre-orders, not orders," Timothy continued, "that means the lead time is unpredictable. We don't have a stock. We will purchase a stock based on the number of pre-orders we get. Also, this means that if we never get a large enough number of pre-orders, we will be unable to fulfil them; all pre-orders would be cancelled, and no one would be charged anything."
Thread beginning with comment 309994
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Not retail
by Ravyne on Wed 16th Apr 2008 22:57 UTC
Ravyne
Member since:
2006-01-08

This is not the "retail" graphics card they intend to eventually produce.

This board is primarily for hardware hackers who want to play with FPGAs or for those who are actually participating in the development of the "retail" or user-oriented ASIC version of the OpenGraphics card.

1500 is a lot for a graphics card, but its very competitive for what it is. In fact, its probably the only "video-oriented" FPGA board of its kind.

I recall there being an FPGA ray-tracer implimentation implimented in a 50Mhz FPGA beating out a 2.8Ghz P4 -- imagine what someone could do with the speed and additional gates this card provides.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Not retail
by gustl on Thu 17th Apr 2008 14:25 in reply to "Not retail"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Yeah, think about some special-purpose number crunching.

Want to have a huge matrix-inverter? Get 5 of these cards, stick them intou your 5 PCI slots and get hacking.
I am quite convinced, that you can blow away most $100.000 Number crunchers.

Reply Parent Score: 2