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POWERING DX10 CARDS


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anoobrew

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Rumor has it that the power consumption of the new DX10 cards will run aobut 280Watts...that leaves me with 270 watts to power the rest of my system . . . .

AMD 3800X2 OC'd
4 GB DDR400
Nforce4 Ultra
2x DVD burners
250 GB SATAI
2x 80GB SATAII+RAID

Will I be okay powering a single DX10 card? I doubt my system needs more than 270Watts (- DX10 card)
How do I check how much power my system is using? But do you think I need more power?
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Neil Jones

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280w just for a graphics card is an obscene amount of power which I reckon is a misquoted figure. Even the high-end Pentium 4 processors only use up to about 120w if that.

Your 550w will be more than enough I would have thought.
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You are apparently not up to date with the news sir.... DX10 cards will consume up to 300Watts..... I will be buying a lower upper range DX10 card so im looking at 200+ Watts just to power my GPU
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http://www.anandtech...doc.aspx?i=2770
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130W up to 300W per card. ATI and NVIDIA won't confirm or deny our findings and we are receiving conflicting information as to the exact specifications of these new GPUs


bascially they are fishing they know jack they are just saying that to get readers attention 300W probably being dual gpu cards or quad gpu cards lots of possibilities how much power do you think a 7950 draws its alot its succesor i daresay will use just as much.

We all keep up with the news we have just been around long enough to know what is feasible what is fact and what is fiction.
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Even if a card does use 300w on its own (a figure which I believe is still ridiculously high and unproven), it still doesn't require the OP to up his or her power supply, as I reckon the posted specs, even with a 300w card, will not use any more than, 450w at the most, if that.
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so will 250 Watts be adequate for teh rest of my system?
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I would imagine it would do fine assuming you have a decent PSU.
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Bah, just get one of those 1000 watt power supplies and watch all the lights in your town dim when you turn your computer on! :whistling:

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lol how long till be breakers begin to pop when we hit the switch to turn our PC's on?!
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