Originally Posted by Mega Man
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sorry i dont run vantage yet
it can but under heavy oc to cpu and gpus ( i have 8350 +2x 7970 ) i do see a difference. with one x750 i get ~ 17k graphics score with 2psus i get 21k
i can see the difference in fps ( it drops into the 30s ) but meh for most part it can hold them just fine ( scores are in 3dmark11)
welcome to you to!~ and no .... it is not easy over 5ghz
i thought power useage gets better with new gen cards, ? ( totally not familiar with nvidia though
also you have to multiply 540x.9 = your only pulling 486. which means you have ~ 364w available from your PSU
i say .9 because you are ~ 50% loaded which if memory serves meh means the psu is ~ 90% efficient
with my x750w i can trip OCP but it takes alot ( like 5.2ghz oc on cpu and max oc on both GPUS )
Yes they do get better, i have my CPU on 5ghz and my GPU is clocked at 1140 on clock and 1827 on memory.
Also i have 1 SSD and 2 HDD's in my case but they only add a small load on the PSU, i have 6 fans, 4 for push/pull and one for the VRM sitting on the GPU and another one on the bottom of my case.
I have X-850 Seasonic PSU that is rated for 80+ efficient and i am pulling 560 watts from the wall, and it is not an estimation but i measured it on my watt meter when i was gaming, so it is not very difficult to understand that i am at my max of my PSU efficiency
of course i can run a second card in SLI but i simply cannot maintain my CPU at 5ghz because if i SLI those cards and OC them to the max and have my CPU at 5ghz it is simply not enough.
Like i said before and say it again, MOST PSU's cannot deliver the fully 100% of its power, that is why i have Seasonic because mine is tested and CAN deliver 1100 watts, if someone does not belife me go call Seasonic or go to talk to someone who understand how PSU's work.
If it is not true what i say than why is it that every professional builder uses a PSU that is twice as powerful as the system uses? because it is at its best efficient at 50% loads.
That will not say that i cannot run 2 cards but it is not advised to do that because u simply do not have enough spare room for maximal overclocks.
And that is all i have to say about it