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    I don't know if it's just 1 card.
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    not taking any responsibility that this is correct.
    Well at question A isn't 1 more correct? Dunno, I picked 1. It doesn't matter anyway as I haven't won anything decent in my life so yeah...

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    Really hoping the answer was fridge. I've never seen anything about an MSI "Turbine" either though. As for Q1, I picked A since your choice is between the most obvious answer and one you'd have to lawyer for. They aren't going to provide an opportunity for judicial review, so it makes little sense to pick such an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katanai View Post
    Well at question A isn't 1 more correct? Dunno, I picked 1. It doesn't matter anyway as I haven't won anything decent in my life so yeah...
    Na you have to think in marketing terms, its the second "The Next Generation CUDA Architecture" since NV also calls it that way:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/fermi_architecture.html

    But yes, as i said technically your correct. Gota love marketing...

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    apparently being drunk makes answering the questions harder
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    I have never won a prize. So, although I contributed I doubt that this round will be my turn. But if I do, I'll give my MSI GTX 260 to a young enthusiast with no budget.

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    Oh, I answered 1 on question 1 too.

    But Fermi is a new GPU :x
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    What's the answer to the last question? I'm guessing 5mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvese View Post
    What's the answer to the last question? I'm guessing 5mm
    Check out Nicolas Cage's filmography and you'll get your answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenchZowner View Post
    Check out Nicolas Cage's filmography and you'll get your answer
    Got it

    I hope I got all 5 right

    Not like I have a chance of winning anyway but it's worth a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhavv View Post
    Oh, I answered 1 on question 1 too.

    But Fermi is a new GPU :x
    Shows how much you know about a product that you continue to bash.

    Anyway, I'm in! Here's hoping!

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    so if i randomly pick answers, does that increase or decrease my chances of being added to the drawing?

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    now MSI can spam all your emails or sell them

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    its too hard, i give up. no gtx for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicdan View Post
    so if i randomly pick answers, does that increase or decrease my chances of being added to the drawing?
    You only get entered if you get all 5 questions correct.

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    How "new" is fermi? Tesla has been out for a while already? Although it's not a "gpu" in the strict sense of the word....

    I put 2. Fermi is not a gpu, it's an architecture.

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    Cool contest!
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    Wow guys the answers are all over their site. They want you to scour their site for the answers.

    Which made it pretty obvious to me how convoluted it was, but I got it done.
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    I'm fairly sure the want the answer "GPU core" for their first question - from the 480GTX news announcement:
    Urged over and again until it appeared! In order to fulfill the demand for extreme 3D performance of hardcore gamers, internationally renowned motherboard and graphic card brand- manufacturer MSI launched today the long expecting premium graphic cards N480GTX-M2D15 and N470GTX-M2D12. Both models are built with the latest 40μm GPU coded Fermi from NVIDIA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulsCollective View Post
    I'm fairly sure the want the answer "GPU core" for their first question - from the 480GTX news announcement:
    I don't like that wording... I swear it's not a GPU! It's an architecture! It was first used in a non-GPU card, even. :/

    EDIT: although, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Tesla this page does say GPU many many times, hehe.
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