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[PCPerspective] Turn half your GTX 690 into a Quadro or Tesla?

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It will take a bit of work with a soldering iron but Hack a Day has posted an article covering how to mod one of the GPUs on a GTX690 into thinking it is either a Quadro K5000 or Tesla K10. More people will need to apply this mod and test it to confirm that the performance of the GPU actually does match or at least compare to the professional level graphics but the ID string is definitely changed to match one of those two much more expensive GPUs. They also believe that a similar mod could be applied to the new TITAN graphics card as it is electronically similar to the GTX690. Of course, if things go bad during the modification you could kill a $1000 card so do be careful.

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Apparently nVidia has been pulling some tricky stuff...if it's true that is.
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This was posted a couple times already:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1372598/videocardz-nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-modified-into-quadro-k5000-and-tesla-k10

http://www.overclock.net/t/1372849/attention-690-owners-you-own-a-k5000
    
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This has been the case for at least 10 years. It's cheaper for them to make a single chip and disable a few small parts(1-2% of silicon area) than to make two or three different chips. Economies of scale reasons.

Back in the day people would bridge circuits to get higher multipliers on CPUs or to unlock disabled parts on a GPU.

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This same story is literally posted like 3-4 threads down. Good job!thumb.gif
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