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Thread: HarHarHar! - GF8800 to use 400+ Watts!

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    Hutch, I think irev is talking about a $500 PSU not a jump in your electrical bill.
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    Referring to Nvidia's new release 11-08-06.

    I have been told by PSU companies who have these in their possession,
    that they have only 1 PCIe connector & consume a total of only 225W, mostly +12V.

    So if you have +12V@18A available on your PCIe connector you will be fine &
    anything over +12V@15A "should" work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    Referring to Nvidia's new release 11-08-06.

    I have been told by PSU companies who have these in their possession,
    that they have only 1 PCIe connector & consume a total of only 225W, mostly +12V.

    So if you have +12V@18A available on your PCIe connector you will be fine &
    anything over +12V@15A "should" work.
    I am still going to wait but that is a fair bit off of the 300w-350w mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    I am still going to wait but that is a fair bit off of the 300w-350w mark
    The ATI's are still suppose to be 300W+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    The ATI's are still suppose to be 300W+.
    Well I'll just be cautious still......

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    I personally don't mind if my gaming computer sucks eight amps out of the wall while benchmarking that new hentai game at 2048 x 1536 resolution. Why not? If I can get 339 billion pixels an hour through the 160 Watt 21" Trinitron, it's worth $30 a month for electricity right? That's the reason I ran 10 gauge romex to that outlet in the first place. It reminds me of my favorite car. How many miles per gallon of 102 octane leaded fuel did a 427 Cobra get in 1966? Who cares?

    Now my dvr is another thing. It has to quietly do its job; I don't want to be distracted by five 120mm fans laboring away while I'm watching reruns of Archie Bunker. That's why it uses a Palermo and an fx5200. This reminds me of my other favorite car - a Ford Festiva. It damn well better get 40 mpg, and had better do it while drinking the gas equivalent of keystone light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reg_pfj View Post
    How many miles per gallon of 102 octane leaded fuel did a 427 Cobra get in 1966? Who cares?
    The Chevy 427 in the 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS gets around 8 mpg w/ an 11:1 compression ratio....and even 102 octane is touch and go.....you want ot be a touch north of there and leaded if you haven't out in hardened valve seats.

    But who is counting
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    Thats about what those giant soccer mom gas guzzling suv's get. And yea, that's 40 years later with fuel injection... *cringes*

    Honestly, what the hell is the point of an SUV. 'Sports Utility Vehicle'... Just think about the name, SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE! WHAT THE @#$% IS THAT!

    If you're going to get a gas guzzling car, atleast put that gas to good use in a fast car! Hell my 04 SRT-4 with around 300 h.p still gets over 20mpg (if you drive it like a girl scout... in which case I get about 12-15mpg lol)

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    The marketing material included with the card claims NVIDIA requires at least a 450W power supply for a single GeForce 8800GTX, and 400W for the 8800GTS. Top tier vendors in Taiwan have already confirmed with DailyTech that GeForce 8800 cards in SLI mode will likely carry a power supply "recommendation" of 800W.
    erm if a complete system with one graphics card needs a 400w supply then there's no way that just adding another card will require another 400 watts...and two cards in sli/crossfire don't draw twice as much current as one card anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makalu View Post
    erm if a complete system with one graphics card needs a 400w supply then there's no way that just adding another card will require another 400 watts...and two cards in sli/crossfire don't draw twice as much current as one card anyway.
    PSU manufacturers already have shipping versions of the cards, the max draw is 225W & +12V@18A.

    Now the ATI GPU's may be as much as 300W+ each, but we just don't know.
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