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post #11 of 37
The total power is enough, but the distribution across the rails is insufficient.

Now, I'd also wait to see if these cards will actually not come with their own power supply
    
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Guys i highly doubt there gonna use more energy then now there gonna want to use less to be more efficient.
    
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No they'll be drawing much more power

the first prototypes that are out had 2 (yes, two) 6 pin PCI-E connectors to handle the enormous power the cards need. Some of the top-end models even come with watercooling as the stock solution

250W is the current estimate, while some estimates are even higher.
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ATI and NVIDIA have been briefing power supply manufacturers in Taiwan recently about what to expect for next year’s R600 and G80 GPUs. Both GPUs will be introduced in late 2006 or early 2007, and while we don’t know the specifications of the new cores we do know that they will be extremely power hungry. The new GPUs will range in power consumption from 130W up to 300W per card. ATI and NVIDIA won't confirm or deny our findings and we are receiving conflicting information as to the exact specifications of these new GPUs, but the one thing is for sure is that the power requirements are steep.
http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/showdoc.aspx?i=2770
    
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So basically I should just wait and see what they are going to require...

I don't want 2 PSUs, and 500$ for the PC&C... Seems like alot.

Plus if these cards actually do require watercooling...im kinda expecting they don't REQUIRE it, but if they do I have to spend money on watercooling. That would put my new build at nearly 5,300$. Thats insane.
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I plan on using my 510W for the CPU & GPU and having another 300W PCP&C server unit for my HD, DVD, & Fans.

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So basically I should just wait and see what they are going to require...

I don't want 2 PSUs, and 500$ for the PC&C... Seems like alot.

Plus if these cards actually do require watercooling...im kinda expecting they don't REQUIRE it, but if they do I have to spend money on watercooling. That would put my new build at nearly 5,300$. Thats insane.
The leaked pic had a WCing setup on it.
    
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Isn't this getting just crazy? I mean you need seperate psus just for graphics cards? Whats next? At this rate we are gonna need environmental regulations on how much electricity computer parts can require.
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Isn't this getting just crazy? I mean you need seperate psus just for graphics cards? Whats next? At this rate we are gonna need environmental regulations on how much electricity computer parts can require.
Yep...everyone is kinda pissed about it.
    
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post #18 of 37
Some of the high-end cards will come with a water cooling option.

And believe me, even the 1KW PC Power & Cooling 1KW is not enough. the dedicated rails for video cards is only 36A, not enough as I calculated before.

You not even interested in the 300W FSP that fits in an open 5.25 slot? That would work together with the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W, and will cost less than $300 total.
    
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post #19 of 37
One day everyone thinks the PC Power&Cooling 1KW was rediculously too much, and now its not even gonna be enough. What has this world come to?
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post #20 of 37
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I think theyll make a 650W external power supply that plugs into the back of the cards, or something along those lines.

I feel bad for people buying 450$ PSUs and they arnt enough. I don't get what ATI/NVIDIA are doing, they released the "recommended" PSU wattage, but said nothing about the 12v rails.

There isnt a single PSU on the market that can run these cards in SLI...
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