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[VRZONE] GX2 needs 580watts

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The 9800GX2 requires to operate with a PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 mainboard with one dual width x16 graphics card. There must be a 8 and 6 pin supplementary pci express power connectors. The minimum power requirement to operate the card is 580W with a minimum of 40A on it's 12V line.
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Dang, that will kick the electricity bill and PS costs up a bit!
    
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Woah, crap, my little old 700W isn't going to do the trick.
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This was supposed to be in news, could someone move it there? Thanks.
 
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post #5 of 75
wow 40A on the 12v Rail! still it seems better than what i expected.
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wow what a power hog... but i guess thats expected
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This is based on overall system consumption, not just for the card lol
 
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Oh, in that case, no, I still won't buy it.
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post #9 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
Oh, in that case, no, I still won't buy it.
What about 8800GT SLI? Don't they require the same amount of power

I mean, if that's your reason not to buy it...
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post #10 of 75
I believe thats only 80 more then the GTX, and/or Ultra.
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