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oh really?!?! can you explain how my EVGA 670 (sold already) rewarded me with troublesome drivers AND artifacted like crazy in some games!??! stock, no OC?!?!
and why i bought 3 different XFX cards and NOT A SINGLE 1 gave me any troubles at all, including me, my girlfriend wich its the best person at screwing new windows install no matter what (coming from a 550ti), and 1 friend that just like to burn/brick hardware almost entirely for the fun of see the moment when it gives up?!?! (coming from a 580)
stop talking crap from your behind please thumb.gif

What i meant was that compared to other cards they use very cheap materials and cooling solutions. I buy Asus, MSI and Sapphire. Nothing else.
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Indeed, although i wish their TDP was more refined like Nvidia's. 4x 7970 is shocking in power consumption, absolutely shocking.
4 high-end cards and you're concerned about power consumption?
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4 high-end cards and you're concerned about power consumption?

Well it's a valid point, at least from a green perspective. x4 is x4 after all. You're saving x4 watts from each one taken off the unit.
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4 high-end cards and you're concerned about power consumption?

If you're not careful, you can kill gpu(s) and start trip circuit breakers wink.gif
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If you're not careful, you can kill gpu(s) and start trip circuit breakers wink.gif

For me ... unlikely. When I converted one of my houses bedrooms to a computer room, I ran 2 new 20A breakers to it ... 1 for me and my computer, and 1 for my wife.

That would have to be one heck of a video card to trip a 120VAC @ 20A breaker (aka 2400 watts). biggrin.gif
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For me ... unlikely. When I converted one of my houses bedrooms to a computer room, I ran 2 new 20A breakers to it ... 1 for me and my computer, and 1 for my wife.
That would have to be one heck of a video card to trip a 120VAC @ 20A breaker (aka 2400 watts). biggrin.gif

Yea I was gonna say, if you haven't upgraded the PSU of your HOUSE to a level that is adequate, maaaaybee you should reassess your financial priorities...
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For me ... unlikely. When I converted one of my houses bedrooms to a computer room, I ran 2 new 20A breakers to it ... 1 for me and my computer, and 1 for my wife.
That would have to be one heck of a video card to trip a 120VAC @ 20A breaker (aka 2400 watts). biggrin.gif

Not everyone has the option for a beefy electrical setup so its something that you have to plan carefully and seriously consider the challenges you'll face. I had my electrician switch my office line to a 20A breaker when I ran quad gtx 480s since I had a 12 gauge line going there already smile.gif. I'm hearing four 7970s are pushing 1800w at the wall eek.gif
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I'm hearing four 7970s are pushing 1800w at the wall eek.gif

Eh, it's a hairdryer. Still though, houses not updated in 40+ years might not handle it. Not to mention poor grounding.
Edited by un-midas touch - 10/25/12 at 9:19pm
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Not everyone has the option for a beefy electrical setup so its something that you have to plan carefully and seriously consider the challenges you'll face. I had my electrician switch my office line to a 20A breaker when I ran quad gtx 480s since I had a 12 gauge line going there already smile.gif. I'm hearing four 7970s are pushing 1800w at the wall eek.gif

My place was built in the 60's, and it's electrical system was redone in the mid 80's. So i think i'm ok redface.gif

Yeah some folks on OCN have some of the most incredible systems and are pulling crazy amounts of power, tsm106 for example is one of the highest i've seen around here. It's bad enough when the 7970's are @ stock reference speeds, but when you start overclocking them it's completely mental. For a 1P system it's nuts....

I dunno what things are going to be like when unlocked 2011 Xeons come out and are overclocked on an SR-X with 4x 7970's in tow. An explosion most likely lol wheee.gif
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Please please please make AMD cards, EVGA! I think that EVGA will make a killing if they switched to AMD, as all the people who used to be nVidia fans before all this 6xx voltage locking crap, will switch with them. thumb.gif

If that happens, EVGA will probably put all the other companies such as HIS, Powercolor and XFX out of business.

I certainly would not mind this scenario.
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