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Thread: BFG 8800GTX card only needs a 400W PSU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphere View Post
    I'm jealous
    Me too. I think I'll go scold my wallet for not letting me get one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    Me too. I think I'll go scold my wallet for not letting me get one too
    I hear that I plan to scoop one up immediately as they become available...it's only money, it all burns the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphere View Post
    I'm jealous are you able to answer any questions other than power requirements. or does the NDA have your tongue?

    As far as testing, just run 3D Mark '06 and let the scores speak for themselves.

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    NDA?!? It's a retail card out of a retail box.

    I know nothing about actual power requirements and I've asked nVidia and they say that they can't give out the information. All I can say is that the box says "you should have a PSU with 30A on the +12V rail."

    And the rest of the PC can't keep up w/ the video card, so I doubt 3DMark scores will say much. But I might give it a go and post the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    NDA?!? It's a retail card out of a retail box.

    I know nothing about actual power requirements and I've asked nVidia and they say that they can't give out the information. All I can say is that the box says "you should have a PSU with 30A on the +12V rail."
    Well it seems like it is time for us to figure it out then

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    I dislike 3D Mark or other...fake or biased grading systems for hardware.
    Beauty cannot be expressed in marks or FPS.
    You need real world apps.
    Some rely more on cpu or gpu. But you know whats up,and FRAPS is out of the question, screenshots work but are large in size.
    Playing the latest games, any games that use any of the new technology offered. Try the HD capabilities. Also play the games at resolutions that should bring a system to a hault.

    Also if you have an E6400 or e6600 to review with, it would be cool to overclock them at diff. ranges for comparisons. How much does the better cpu compliment the GPU, and faster MHZ / lower memory timings? Overclock the GPU once youve finally shown how the cpu's react with the GPU performance, and let us know how the power supply is doing, THEN test like as many PSU's as you can to tell us what flunks the test.
    Let us know how well the tier 1-2-3 psu's rank and if they can pull overclocked bad boys off.

    Screenshots / gaming benchmarks / HD capability review / drivers and their issues / DX version your using , and blah blah.

    I just dislike aquamark or 3d mark.

    Bungholio marks if you ask me.....
    Maybe the E6600's 4mb of cache will be justified with a faster GPU at the helm?

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    Looks great, my address is..


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    Quote Originally Posted by factory81 View Post
    I dislike 3D Mark or other...fake or biased grading systems for hardware....
    See what I mean?

    It's just something I'd rather not get wrapped up in.

    I'll do some half ass benchmarks, admit that they're half ass... whatever. But I'll leave the real reviews to sites like Hard OCP, Anandtech, whatever...

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    Fair enough. If you would happen to run 3d mark with a stock setup, I'm interested in the numbers for comparison.

    I'd also be more than happy to purchase it from you


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAD4466HK View Post
    768mb of GDDR3 will decrease the load times of certain games
    that use Ultrahigh settings at 1600x1200 and up, meaning that the app
    dosen't have to compress large maps that are smaller then 768mb, but
    larger then 512mb, A.K.A Quake 4, Doom 3, BF2, ES2, G.R.A.W ect.
    Ah, that's a good point Not too up on videocards, the newest pc game I own is FarCry....

    I tend to keep 3Dmark around mostly as a stress test and a way to let me know if something is working oddly. I find that running it on a new videocard right away is a good idea, just in case you got a lemon. I don't put much stock in the numbers, though.

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    Any chance you can give a price on what they will cost? I'm sure you've seen the invoices from multiple manufacturers

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