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So from the OP and an unknown nVidia card to what currently uses how much power.

Just a we bit OT, but what else is new with the news section
    
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post #72 of 79
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Originally Posted by Spart View Post
Hence the "Max"
Well yeah, but that doesn't mean much if it actually uses more in real world application. If you just turn on your computer to play games, then it's a valid point.

I added a graph to my previous post, something that is a bit easier to read then a wall-o-numbers.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post

Theres no way that after 10 HOURS of full load, the 4870 still has used more power than the GTX280.

I'm sorry man, but I think your graphs are wrong.

Very wrong.

Edit: I also don't believe that after only 1 hour, the CF4870s have already used 7500watts thats ridiculous
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Theres no way that after 10 HOURS of full load, the 4870 still has used more power than the GTX280.

I'm sorry man, but I think your graphs are wrong.

Very wrong.

Edit: I also don't believe that after only 1 hour, the CF4870s have already used 7500watts thats ridiculous
Sorry, based on a 24 hour day. So at one hour load, it's assuming 23 hours of idle.
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post #75 of 79
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That's the thing though, That particular board is NOT regular crossfire on a stick, it's an improved interface with improved throughput. I'm thinking if this is a game of who can slap the most chips on a card then ATI could probably just stick a third 4870 chip on there and call it 4870X3: Longest Card in the history of man.
Nah, would be hard to beat the old Voodoo cards from 3DFX, hell, the Tseng Lab's 1 or 2Mb card I got off eBay the other day is longer than my motherboard, and it uses PCI.....


nVidia's retaliation: "Hey every-game-company-but-blizzard, Wanna put our logo on your game and get some optimisation goin'?"
    
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eH, nVidia will do a quick'n dirty like what they did with the 9800GX2 and slap together 65mm GTX280GX2.
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eH, nVidia will do a quick'n dirty like what they did with the 9800GX2 and slap together 65mm GTX280GX2.
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post #78 of 79
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Everytime Nvidia comes out with a chipset everyone goes on and on about how this one is better than the last and how it will finally compete with Intel. Every time they are wrong.

Intel chipsets should be used with Intel CPU's.

Nvidia's GPU department isn't in as bad a shape as everyone claims. The GTX280 is still fast and with the price drop to $499 isn't as bad of a deal as $650. Yes on a price to performance ratio the 4870 is better. But the 4870 will never come with a lifetime warranty than the GTX280, and the GTX280 is still faster. The 4870 uses more power too.

You won't see me buying either one of these new toys (GTX280 GTX260, 4870, or 4870X2), but for the high end they are all good.

I suspect a 55nm GT200b will compete with the RV770. Hopefully they will drop the 512 bit bus and go with 1GB GDDR5 as well.
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post #79 of 79
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I suspect a 55nm GT200b will compete with the RV770. Hopefully they will drop the 512 bit bus and go with 1GB GDDR5 as well.
if they drop to a lower bit bus, i hope they pull a G80 and do a 384bit one with 1.5GB GDDR5.
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