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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
Why not? Bit-Tech was showing nearly 600w usage with only the CPU being stressed at 4.8GHz.
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Originally Posted by black96ws6 View Post
No??? I'd go with that just to be safe if adding a decent video card bumps power up to 800W!! And what if you OC the video card??

From Hardwarecanucks:
They were using too much vcore, and measuring from the socket (so you can subtract 15% right there).
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So basically, for this:

AMD FX-8150 @ ~4.8GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6950
8GB DDR3 1600MHz

You'd need a 1000w PSU?
exactly
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post #523 of 2308
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Why not? Bit-Tech was showing nearly 600w usage with only the CPU being stressed at 4.8GHz.
that was measured at the wall, then multiply by the psu's power efficiency ~85? so 510w for 600 at the wall.
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Well, good thing I waited for the reviews. I see no reason whatsoever to upgrade (more like a downgrade) from my 965. If i build a pc in the next 6 months, assuming that AMD doesn't have some sort of miracle breakthrough, I'm going Intel.
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So happy I jumped on SB the day it released. As for AMD, well, at least they still have good GPU's and the mobile APU's....
 
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From Hardware Canucks with FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz:

"At these settings, the system is idling at around 195W, but when running the aforementioned Prime95 stress test, it pulls an immense 550W from the socket. If we also add a fully loaded GeForce GTX 460 1GB to the mix, that number spikes up to almost 800W."

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-19.html
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Dear god, this is terrible.
This isn't even too little, too late, it's more like sucky, suck, suck.

They would have been better off die-shrinking Phenom II with a bit faster L3 cache. It's barely competing with the 1100T
my thoughts exactly, im just glad i had others sway me towards a 2600k z68 build in an effort to prepare for ivy bridge. i was originally going to go 955 and upgrade to BD when it was released, good thing i didnt, $250ish in upgrades later id still be bottlenecking my GPUs.

AMD had to have known that this was going in the wrong direction long before reviews started leaking, why didnt they try to push the core performance up? what the hell are they going to do when their new 7 series graphics cards come out if the BD bottlenecks a single 580, they are on a pretty steep downhill path rite now.
    
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OIC. But still, forget about going SLI, it will melt your PSU with BD (not that you'd want BD for SLI anyway )
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They were using too much vcore, and measuring from the socket (so you can subtract 15% right there).
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Originally Posted by hammertime850 View Post
that was measured at the wall, then multiply by the psu's power efficiency ~85? so 510w for 600 at the wall.
Even so.. wouldn't you go with 1000w just to be safe? I'd be scared to try it with an 800w PSU.
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Why? The Phenom I X8 actually seems to do good in BF3.
Because if bf3 was cpu limited, that wouldn't be the case.

Unless maybe bf3 uses 8 cores. Idk...
 
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