• Dec 20, 2007
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Automotive-branded computers are nothing new, but this takes it to new levels. The computer hardware is housed in a chromed 18-inch wheel from the Porsche Cayenne sport-utility, wrapped in Bridgestone rubber with twin exhaust-silencers housing the liquid cooling iron. The custom set-up was commissioned by Nvidia to showcase its SLI video performance platform, and really sticks it to all those fancy branded laptops from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Maybach and (soon) BMW.

UPDATE: Correction made, SLI is not a computer manufacturer, but rather when two graphics cards are paired to share a workload. Hence, it cannot build computers. Thanks to the commenters for pointing this out, and now we're going to shoot some pictures with our SLR-branded cameras.

[Source: Gizmo Watch via German Car Scene]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Computer manufacturer SLI recently unveiled this PC encased in the Porsche rim."

      Now that was funny.

      How can anyone doing a blog be too lazy to google something they don't understand. It's a blog. You have to be connected to the internet to do it. Freaking google is your friend.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i have been pleased after reading this blog the knowledge which has been provided via this blog is simply tremendous.
      i really appreciate the blogger for doing this work.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      would be better if it was a 911, not a cayenne... kind of lame.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm partial to the cookie-cutters...
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Computer manufacturer SLI..."

      SLI is a technology that allows for load sharing across multiple graphics accelerators, not a computer manufacturer... Unless there's a computer manufacturer out there that just can't WAIT to be slapped with a lawsuit by nVidia...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Andrew beat me to it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Computer manufacturer SLI"

      SLI is what Nvidia calls it when 2 video cards are hooked up together. ATI calls it Crossfire. There is no such thing as a computer manufacturer named SLI.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Slow news day eh? Shame you broke the ZR-1 news a day early.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Laptops with an automotive manufacturer's badge on it is lame, computers built into the wheel of an overpriced suv wraped in a used tire are even lamer.

      i'm pretty sure you can put laptop hardware into just about anything as long as it has enough volume. this, imo, is dumb; but i suppose it works for marketing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that could double as a brake Caliper. for about 2 seconds before it cracks, anyways
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ohh wow it looks so great. Thanks a lot for this......
      http://www.electrocomputerwarehouse.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      and the award for the most pointless media stunt of the day goes to...?
      • 7 Years Ago
      SLI isn't a manufacturer name, it's what Nvidia's method of linking two or more video cards together is called. (Scalable Link Interface).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Who needs to fact check? This is a blog.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I didn't know mercedes was in the camera business
        • 7 Years Ago
        camera manufacturerer SLR loaned them the camera to take the shot.
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