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not to thread hijack, but I'm concerned about the gtx 580's wattage draw.
I've heard a wide range of the amount of watts it pulls, but i was wondering can you undervolt the card or what not to decrease the wattage draw?
I have a bad feeling that my current sig with 580's sli'd (non oc'd) may not pull through on my psu.
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will this power limiter interfere with games or only furmark?
should only interfere with furmark. Nvidia noticed a GPU running furmark could get hot enough to damage its cards, so it limited the power on the 5xx series to stop it.
    
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not to thread hijack, but I'm concerned about the gtx 580's wattage draw.
I've heard a wide range of the amount of watts it pulls, but i was wondering can you undervolt the card or what not to decrease the wattage draw?
I have a bad feeling that my current sig with 580's sli'd (non oc'd) may not pull through on my psu.
How is that not thread hijacking?
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How is that not thread hijacking?
yeah you're right D: lol
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Thread Starter 
ok im going todo the 3dmark advantage right now.
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3dmark advantage
I LOLd so hard..
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Gtx 480 better than a Gtx 580. If only someone had figured this out before

Could have saved a lot of people a whole lot of money Who knew!
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post #18 of 38
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not to thread hijack, but I'm concerned about the gtx 580's wattage draw.
I've heard a wide range of the amount of watts it pulls, but i was wondering can you undervolt the card or what not to decrease the wattage draw?
I have a bad feeling that my current sig with 580's sli'd (non oc'd) may not pull through on my psu.
That psu will be fine for SLI 580's, not to worry

@OP the info on this thread is correct ... this is caused by a power limiter on Furmark on the 5xx series, no it will not impact games, it's a specific driver programming for Furmark/Kombustor (and maybe OCCT, I forget offhand).
    
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bench some games and see the difference
    
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Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
not to thread hijack, but I'm concerned about the gtx 580's wattage draw.
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I have a bad feeling that my current sig with 580's sli'd (non oc'd) may not pull through on my psu.
A single stock GTX580 pulls ~ 220W on average in games (Crysis 2 bench loop in this bench) and 230W peak.. CLICK HERE

So in short that PSU is plenty for SLI'd GTX580..

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