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and here are the BF2 system requirements:
1.5 GHz processor
512MB RAM
Shader version 1.4 capable graphics card (ATI 9500 and above or nVidia 5200 and above).

go ahead and try to play on a system like that.
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If Nvidia only recommends a 450w PSU for a single 8800gtx, then a 850w PSU should not be needed for them in SLI, after all, the 2nd card is never used to it's full potential(in turn full power consumption). Sure they said 850w would be needed for them in SLI but I think they inflated the numbers to ensure compatibility. That's my guess, only 9-10 more days until we all know for sure.
    
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Yeah, we should just wait and see
    
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Thanks?

If Nvidia only recommends a 450w PSU for a single 8800gtx, then a 850w PSU should not be needed for them in SLI, after all, the 2nd card is never used to it's full potential(in turn full power consumption). Sure they said 850w would be needed for them in SLI but I think they inflated the numbers to ensure compatibility. That's my guess, only 9-10 more days until we all know for sure.
They probably inflated to make sure the PSU would have enough amps to power two very power-hungry gpus.
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They probably inflated to make sure the PSU would have enough amps to power two very power-hungry gpus.
That is sort of what I meant, since the quality of PSU ranges between manufacturers they can't just use a top tier PSU and use it as the standard, I'd imagine they would use something more mid-range for their tests.
    
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post #35 of 35
The 450W would indicate that the cards do not draw anything more than an ATI X1900XT. ATI recommends 450W (with 30A on the 12V rail) for the X1900XT. This would surprise me, since rumors (plus the fact that the 8800 series has two PCI-E power connectors) indicate a much higher power draw.

I think we'll just have to wait and see.
    
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