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For example, having like SLI 570's or getting the next generation of 570's in SLI how much power difference would that be? Like to run two 570's now, you'd need prolly 750-850W, for the next gen cards to run two of them in SLI, would it be like MUCH more? Like 1000W or higher? Or would it be the same 750-850W or maybe less?
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Witch each new generation, you get more/or same performance for less power consumption and less heat dissipation. That's how it goes really.
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Originally Posted by hahysera;15433853 
For example, having like SLI 570's or getting the next generation of 570's in SLI how much power difference would that be? Like to run two 570's now, you'd need prolly 750-850W, for the next gen cards to run two of them in SLI, would it be like MUCH more? Like 1000W or higher? Or would it be the same 750-850W or maybe less?
To run a system with two 570s in SLI right now, all that's needed is a quality 650W to 750W power supply.

So the next gen equivalent will probably be right at about 750W. However, it could be a surprise and require the same or even less. I mean, they are constantly striving to produce cards that use less power.
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The next FIRMI are rumored to use less power, for a little better performance.
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also note that the 480 needs more power than the 580
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What's FIRMI? Do you mean Fermi? I thought it was going to be Kepler.
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Well I'm about to pick up a second GTX 570... Would this be compatible?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582

AND

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130621

EDIT: Sorry wrong link

And why did my video card go from 319$ to now 349$?
Edited by hahysera - 10/24/11 at 9:06am
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i think high end is going to be kepler and mid end fermi,
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i think high end is going to be kepler and mid end fermi,
No.... Fermi is the code name of the microarchiteture. Fermi is the precursor of Kepler like Conroe was the precursor of Nephalem.

There will be a flagship, high-end, mid, budget, and entry level GPUs based on Kepler.
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