Special: Faked hardware pictures - Update Nvidia Fermi, Radeon Batmobile and more
Faked pictures of hardware are a common sight on the internet. PC Games Hardware gathered some of the most interesting examples.
Before the final hardware hits the stores in the end, the rumor mill is usually running at high speed. Besides estimated technical specifications and releases dates, there sometimes are faked pictures online, too. PC Games Hardware gathered a small collection of the most interesting examples.
In the preview galley you can fast browse the picture. You miss a certain hardware fake? Use the comments to give your opinion.
Update March 20, 2009:
New fakes: HD 4870 X4, GTX 295 X4 and Bitchin Fast 3D 2000. Have fun!
Update August 28, 2009:
Slim versions of PS3 and Xbox 360 work a circuit in the internet. At least the real PS3 Slim has been published so that all beautiful Photoshop fakes are exposed now. The same might become true for the pretended Xbox 360 Slim. We certainly won't hold back the retouched GT300 chip fake.
You might also be interested in our Faked game screenshot special.
Update October 27, 2009:
During the last two months the new DirectX 11 generation of Nvidia and AMD in particular has been fallen victim to fakes. Surprisingly at the GPU Technology Conference Nvidia itself presented a graphics card that was pictured a thousand times even though it could not work at all. It was not until after the event that Nvidia confessed the card being a fake - at the keynote Nvidia CEO Huang said something different. Concerning AMD, some users might have thought of the Batmobile when they first saw the cooler of the Radeon HD 5800 series.
Have lots of fun with the tongue-in-cheek update pictures.