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post #21 of 40
Depends on the amps I am sure Chozart will chime in on this.

Also I doubt any game today would fully load the 8800 so it wouldnt use its full power. I dont know if my Liberty would power one card but if it does at that price I might pick ONE up.

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post #22 of 40
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But in the same respect, I see that as a "well, we may want to add some power just in case we need it". After all, you may need it for when you peak, but I cannot see it needing it all the time. But claiming the sky is falling and that we should all trade our power supplies in for nuclear reactors is not really called for in my opinion. But hey, I could be dead wrong in 10 days after release. *shrug*
Yea I agree with you there, I bet after release they dont consume nearly as much power as we are all expecting. I say you could run a single card on a good 500W PSU and dual G80's on a 700W PSU with good amperage. We will see soon....


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is 500W Antec Neo HE good enough to handle just ONE of those cards??
might run a GTS ok... just depends really on how much they use at final release
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Regarding power usage - it's basically impossible that the card could consume 300W. Why? Simply cooling. I started a thread a while back where people posted their overclocked wattages on CPU's and the only people who made it past about 200watts were either on TEC or phase. The 150-200 watt range was covered by massive coolers such as the BT or tuniq tower, which would never fit of a video card.

As such I would say it's impossible that this card could consume over ~150w.
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Regarding power usage - it's basically impossible that the card could consume 300W. Why? Simply cooling. I started a thread a while back where people posted their overclocked wattages on CPU's and the only people who made it past about 200watts were either on TEC or phase. The 150-200 watt range was covered by massive coolers such as the BT or tuniq tower, which would never fit of a video card.

As such I would say it's impossible that this card could consume over ~150w.
i think the GTX will be nudging about 200-250 whereas the GTS around 150-200 max... GTS is more likely to be around the watts for a X1900XTX i think
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Damn that's a lot of juice. Hardcore games running this in SLI will have to pick up extra shifts to cover the electricity bill.... My server with consumes less total wattage than that!
    
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Regarding power usage - it's basically impossible that the card could consume 300W. Why? Simply cooling. I started a thread a while back where people posted their overclocked wattages on CPU's and the only people who made it past about 200watts were either on TEC or phase. The 150-200 watt range was covered by massive coolers such as the BT or tuniq tower, which would never fit of a video card.

As such I would say it's impossible that this card could consume over ~150w.
It could run at a really high wattage, just that the core temp would constantly be above 90C. And the cooler probably has a very high CFM and is pretty loud, like the 5800's dustbuster cooler.
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Makes me wish i had a decent computer...CHRISTMAS!!!

Edit: Well makes me wish i ad' money.
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post #29 of 40
I'm of the belief that the ideal way to power a pair of these beasts in SLI would be to get a quality PSU (like a PCP&C 610 or 750) to run the mobo & one each of the 8800's 6-pin inputs, and a FSP BoosterX or Thermaltake Purepower Express for each of the other inputs. It would amount to using three PSUs in one computer, but would probably be more cost effective than the PCP&C 1000w-SR. It would also amount to quite a bit more total amperage and wattage available to the system. (1000w vs. 1110-1350 total watts)
    
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Im sorry guys but if i were to get get this card i'd need two servers just to NOT bottleneck it.
    
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