It looks like there is some truth in the speculations about the power consumtion of the next VGA. http://www.pcisig.com/specifications...eview_zone#gce
Other stuff from Intel Developer Forum.
PCI Express 225W/300W Graphics Card Electromechanical Specification Revision 0.3 Draft (1.10MB PDF): This specification is a PCI Express 225W/300W Card Electromechanical document that addresses graphics power and thermals greater than those supported by PCI Express CEM 1.1 and PCI Express 150W 1.0. Its purpose is to provide additional capabilities for PCI Express graphics within the existing framework of an evolutionary strategy that is based on existing motherboard form factors. This specification is primarily designed to deliver additional electrical power to a PCI Express graphics add-in card and provide increased card volume for the management of thermals.
- 1.0 Spec release targeted for early 2007
â€“ Support optional 225 W and 300 W graphics requirements for add-in cards and systems
â€“ Standardize new power delivery connector and new power sequencing scheme
â€“ Define interoperability between 225W/300W graphics components [225W and 300W cards have new interface boundary conditions that may require improvement to existing chassis form factor and power delivery systems.
â€“ PCI PCI-SIG investigating ATX form factor
â€“ No intention to preclude BTX form factor