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Please don't tell me that it's because it's stupid.
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post #12 of 36
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And you are UNNECESSARILY capitalizing words in an INSENSITIVE manner.

So, the 500-600w that GTX 580 SLi consumes?
Those are seperate cards, both under 300W each.
post #13 of 36
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Those are seperate cards, both under 300W each.
That take 500-600w together.

You take two pizzas, put them on one plate.. they don't take up one plate.
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post #14 of 36
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That take 500-600w together.

You take two pizzas, put them on one plate.. they don't take up one plate.
No, you'd have to shrink them to fit on that plate. The 5970 is two 5870s but they had to be downclocked in order to meet the limit. I just ran into the article searching google.
post #15 of 36
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Please don't tell me that it's because it's stupid.
Just no single card would ever need 1000W PSU to handle it(Not even the Asus Ares), no manufacturer would even bother designing such a product unless there was a abundance of cheap 1000W PSU's running in the plains of the mid west.
post #16 of 36
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Just no single card would ever need 1000W PSU to handle it(Not even the Asus Ares), no manufacturer would even bother designing such a product unless there was a abundance of cheap 1000W PSU's running in the plains of the mid west.
A computer with GTX 580 SLi will consume around 718w.

That's what I know. I don't know any 800w PSUs.
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No, you'd have to shrink them to fit on that plate. The 5970 is two 5870s but they had to be downclocked in order to meet the limit. I just ran into the article searching google.
Downclocking =/= Shrinking by 50%.
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post #18 of 36
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That take 500-600w together.

You take two pizzas, put them on one plate.. they don't take up one plate.
I don't think you understand how this works. There is a 300W limit for any peripheral using PCI-E. That means that the whole board will consume up to 300 watts. NVIDIA need to make both GPUs fit in that power envelope. This is why it's unlikely that it will contain two GTX 580s.
    
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post #19 of 36
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I don't think you understand how this works. There is a 300W limit for any peripheral using PCI-E. That means that the whole board will consume up to 300 watts. NVIDIA need to make both GPUs fit in that power envelope. This is why it's unlikely that it will contain two GTX 580s.
Factually, though, it does. 1024 SPs.

And besides, why does it matter how much power a PCIe card takes?

Couldn't nVidia use three 8-pin connectors?
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thought there were laws for regulating that max consumption of a card
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