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Each card is 240w, 3 in SLI would be 720w.
All of those 1000w-1600w psu look allot better now. I hate to see my electric bill when A/C running and this setup.
    
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All of those 1000w-1600w psu look allot better now. I hate to see my electric bill when A/C running and this setup.
To me a 4870 is looking better.
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To me a 4870 is looking better.

QFT... nvidia really needs to do something more dynamic and stop thinking they can pull the wool over everyone eye's for ever.. they need to realize that with the new generation of ATi cards coming, that they need to step it up and do something other than stack gimmicks upon gimmicks on the die shrinks.. ughh
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all both companies now have just tweaked their architectures to the max, GTX 280 can be called a 9800GTX on steriods.

expect something totally brand new end of this year, begining of next
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Yea but if you look into it there are technical reasons why a video card can only *effectively* use double it's bit rate in memory. Something about how it can only read and write from only double its bit size. Which is the same reaosn why the 1GB HD3850's and 8800GT's are useless.



Wrong, go read up on it and do some searches on here. If anything, adding the extra VRAM to the small bus will slow down the card.
So the 64bit bus on your mothernoard means you can only use up to 128 or 256Mb (Dual Channel) of ram?

Yet, even a not very rough on the computer game like Sins of a Solar Empire can use 2Gb...
I think your argument just got proven wrong.
    
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Each card is 240w, 3 in SLI would be 720w.
The 280 does not require 240w of power!!! It has been stated that the TDP(Thermal Dissipating Power) is 240 watts, that's the amount of HEAT the GPU puts off!!!!! The actual card will consume 300-350w!!!!!!!!
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The 280 does not require 240w of power!!! It has been stated that the TDP(Thermal Dissipating Power) is 240 watts, that's the amount of HEAT the GPU puts off!!!!! The actual card will consume 300-350w!!!!!!!!
Thats over 1000 watts (max) for the GPUs on a tri-SLI machine alone! Dual-PSU might become standard!
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The 280 does not require 240w of power!!! It has been stated that the TDP(Thermal Dissipating Power) is 240 watts, that's the amount of HEAT the GPU puts off!!!!! The actual card will consume 300-350w!!!!!!!!
Hmm I need a bigger power supply... who wants to pick up a cheap 1000w power supply in the sig lol
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With these power hungry cards, we're nearing the limits on a home wall circuit if you're talking about a super high end rig. A tri SLI system with these will pull like 1000w or maybe more. And that's with no overclocking! Home circuits are generally only 1600w, and there's likely WAY more than a just the PC on the circuit.
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Hmmm... I better fold enough to earn some rewards to pay my electricity bill.

Guys, I don't think that it's worth it.

3 cards would probably play crysis at 150+ fps and give a vantage score of 25k+. Right now I'm pretty sure that Nvidia has been working with futuremark to gain profit.
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