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Will my 620W seasonic PSU be able to handle another GTX 285?

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I want to get another 285 but im not too sure on how much wattage that requires and im still new to the whole Power Supply scene.

Aside from not enough of PCI-E cables If i add in another GTX 285 1GB will my seasonic 620W PSU be able to supply enough power or should i get something bigger?
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I think you'll be fine.

TPU reports a total system power consumption of 332W with a GTX 285.



Although, are you sure you want another GTX 285 instead of a completely new graphics card?
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I think you'll be fine.

TPU reports a total system power consumption of 332W with a GTX 285.



Although, are you sure you want another GTX 285 instead of a completely new graphics card?

Sweet deal I'll go ahead and get the 2GB model then.
Yeah i can get another GTX 285 for like 85 bucks and be at-least close to performance as a 660 for less the half the cost.
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Note that since the current GTX 285 you have is limited to 1GB of VRAM, you will still be limited to 1GB total VRAM even if you do get a 2GB 285.
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You cant SLI Nvidia cards that does not have the same amount of VRAM

I know i tried and everyone that says you can are wrong
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Sell your 285 on the cheap and get a 7850/70 they are not expensive and the performance is pretty good
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Note that since the current GTX 285 you have is limited to 1GB of VRAM, you will still be limited to 1GB total VRAM even if you do get a 2GB 285.

I did know that but as it turns out you cannot do SLI with cards that have different ram sizes.
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You cant SLI Nvidia cards that does not have the same amount of VRAM

I know i tried and everyone that says you can are wrong

I was actually thinking about that and you're right i will get the 1GB model then.
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Sell your 285 on the cheap and get a 7850/70 they are not expensive and the performance is pretty good


No way i absolutely refuse to use anything AMD. I just got my 285 back up and running and my on board was AMD, it was 1 week of pure headache's because AMD drivers are a joke half the settings don't even work and the stupid drivers crash constantly. I'd rather get an older nvidia card than deal with amd.
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