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http://www.gamepc.com/labs/print_con...ookie%5Ftest=1

Alot of interesting info. Seems the GTX512 is the most power hungry card and the X1800XL is the most power efficient. Look at the power consumption for 2 of the GTX512s in SLI
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/print_con...ookie%5Ftest=1

Alot of interesting info. Seems the GTX512 is the most power hungry card and the X1800XL is the most power efficient. Look at the power consumption for 2 of the GTX512s in SLI

It's remarkable how big and "hungry" cards are getting these days. Soon we will be having little nuclear reactors for PSU's (kinda cool yet scary at the same time)
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It's remarkable how big and "hungry" cards are getting these days. Soon we will be having little nuclear reactors for PSU's (kinda cool yet scary at the same time)
LOL overclock too much and youll have a meltdown
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/print_con...ookie%5Ftest=1

Alot of interesting info. Seems the GTX512 is the most power hungry card and the X1800XL is the most power efficient. Look at the power consumption for 2 of the GTX512s in SLI
Well its not that far off from the X1800XT. And im sure anyone who can afford a X1800XT or 7800GTX 512 can afford a 600W SLI approved dual 12v rail PSU.
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Originally Posted by Jori
Well its not that far off from the X1800XT. And im sure anyone who can afford a X1800XT or 7800GTX 512 can afford a 600W SLI approved dual 12v rail PSU.
Not that far off? It draws 41 more watts...
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
Not that far off? It draws 41 more watts...
Well thats on full load. But ATI cards have tended to be less power hungry. Im sure the watts will be reduced when Nvidia moves to 90nm.
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I think full load is what really matters though.
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I just got a SLI-approved 600W dual 12v rail PSU for $50 wont be able to use it for a while but we'll see how the addage "you get what you pay for" proves true when I run my 7800GT's in SLI come christmas
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I thought it interesting that even with a dual core CPU and 2 7800GTX 512MB cards, the total system draw was under 400W. Makes me wonder, would anyone here be comfortable running say a 420W PSU on a system that on full draw only drew 389W or so? I think I would although I would atleast get a 520W SLI certified OCZ PowerStream just to be safe .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
I thought it interesting that even with a dual core CPU and 2 7800GTX 512MB cards, the total system draw was under 400W. Makes me wonder, would anyone here be comfortable running say a 420W PSU on a system that on full draw only drew 389W or so? I think I would although I would atleast get a 520W SLI certified OCZ PowerStream just to be safe .
Most PSUs aren't 100% efficient though
41 watts isn't that big a difference if you ask me when you're running that kind of system. Like Jori said, anyone that can afford that system can afford the 600 watt power supply as well. Just hope they're smart enough to get it.
    
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