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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series

According to this the high end geforce 8 series will use 300W on load.

I was just about to buy a 1000W power supply, and use it when the cards came out (I would get 2 geforce 8800s). Looks like to me 1000W power supply would be a waste of money because even that cant run SLI/QUAD SLI with DX10 cards?

On top of that the electric bill would be insane in a quad sli setup...

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Rumor. 99% not true. If anything they will use less power than the 7 series.
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Ouch. 300 watts? Thats almost by entire power supply. Those are going to need some serious cooling.....

On a side note, where in Iowa are you located?
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Originally Posted by RyGuy
Rumor. 99% not true. If anything they will use less power than the 7 series.
I sure hope so
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I think less like RyGuy, proof is in the 6 to 7 series.
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post #6 of 23
Holy crap! Obviously 400W is not enough for me! That's A LOT of power!

Quad-SLI isn't worth it, use the money somewhere else. What's your current system? how much of an upgrade will you get?

will it really use that much power?
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by bdattilo
Ouch. 300 watts? Thats almost by entire power supply. Those are going to need some serious cooling.....

On a side note, where in Iowa are you located?
Waterloo.

And my current system is a 1GHZ compaq with intregrated graphics becuz my 7800GTX(SLI)/FX57 all broke at the same time for no reason and there getting RMAed.
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyGuy
Rumor. 99% not true. If anything they will use less power than the 7 series.

My man RYizzle is right homie...
Ask yourself...why would we be making CPUs that use less power and then make a videocard that take more?
In the near future a 600w PSU will power your PC,external stuff, and save you money electrically so you can spend more on the PC itself.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke
Waterloo.

And my current system is a 1GHZ compaq with intregrated graphics becuz my 7800GTX/FX57 all broke at the same time for no reason and there getting RMAed.
Ouch.
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyGuy
Rumor. 99% not true. If anything they will use less power than the 7 series.
And how can you be so sure?
Anandtech is far more of a reliable source than the Inquirer.
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