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There is always a trade-off between power consumption and performance in the world of 3D graphics cards. If one solution delivers high framerate per second, it most probably consumes significant amount of power, whereas another, which power consumption is minimal, cannot offer really high performance. But Nvidia recently announced that its new technology will meet low power consumption with high performance
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...625083756.html
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thanks ETP.

I consider it Load scaling for GPUs....
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I think its a great idea. Should save abit of power overtime !.
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That's awesome; maybe SLi on my 700W Power Supply wouldn't be pushing it.

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Few systems (even 8800GTX SLI + QX6700) will ever exceed 400 watts of power. I suspect a powersupply with 50-60 Amps could easily handle it. Nvidia and ATI just have to recommend high wattage PSU's because the PSU's performance is bloated.

You can probably run 8800GTX SLI + QX6700 with a TurboCool 510 just fine. I am certain a OP650 / OP750 / Silencer 750 can do it just fine.
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So many people always complain about power consumption. well la-de-freakin' da. If you want high performance, expect to buy a big PSU.

It's like someone looking for an old muscle car that generates 500HP, but wants it to get good gas mileage at the same time.

If you'd like to to have huge, high end video cards, then get enough juice to power them and stop whining about paying a little extra in utilities each month.

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PS: Enterprise, I wasn't trying to rag on you. You found an interesting article, and I just wanted to convey my opinion on the subject.
    
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post #7 of 17
Yea looks good on paper, lets see how it works in real life applications.
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pauldovi & Choggs:

Me? I bought a 700W Power Supply for 7900GTX SLi or 8800GTX SLi. I'm probably not going to go SLi, traditional SLi, more likely more Ram and Raid-0.

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I still want the ability to use my current card for physics and an 88xx for DX10 graphics. Probly will never happen but would be pretty cool to say the least.
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This is important for laptop users and external video cards on the ExpressPort.
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