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DX10 cards power draw? what u think

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jaws104, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. jaws104

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

    Posts: 795

    I've heard the new cards are going to draw heavily (r600 especially)

    Recently got an enermax liberty 620w, u think it would be enough for O'clocked single card system??? (intel E6600)
     
  2. Antx777

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2004

    Posts: 1,904

    Hi Jaws,

    I recently brought a Seasonic 600 S12 watt from overclockers, and at this time, was searching overclockers forums for other people using this psu. Someone does crossfire (X900XT) on this psu>>>> http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17532530&page=2&pp=30 <<<<< ("Raja" poster #36) (18 amp x 2) so would have though 620 to be sufficient - who knows though:)

    What amps do you have on your rails(s) if 2 rails (like mine) what is the total?.


    Anthony
     
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  3. Coolasmoo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,412

    Location: Mars

    Me and Raja both used the Seasonic S12, but unfortunately it didnt hold up in Crossfire.

    Raja ended up with the Tagan 900W and i opted for the Sparkle 700w

    Im sure it will handle the single cards fine though
     
  4. Slam62

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

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    Location: Monaco

    how ridiculous, presumably at sometime there'll be lower power version for most people to use.
     
  5. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

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    Location: Midlands

    without any real cards out on the market it can;t comment on their power consumption.
     
  6. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,067

    Location: In a house

    Just looked at my crystal ball, but its to foggy to see owt, so i can't say how much power they'll use. :(
     
  7. HicRic

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 May 2006

    Posts: 287

    Location: england

    If I were to take an educated guess, I'd imagine we'd see a continuation of the current trends. The high-end cards will continue to draw a fair amount of power (think X1900XT?) whereas the slower, more middle/low end dx10 cards will draw less.

    Having DX10 support won't intrinsically increase power requirements, so just expect business as usual really. I'm sure if you stick to a single card the enermax liberty 620w will be fine. :)
     
  8. jaws104

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

    Posts: 795


    Not 100% on this but i see 22Amps on each 12vrail = 432W total?
     
  9. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

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    Location: In a house

    I would'nt, x1950 is due, and thats an 80nm process, and so draws less power. :p
     
  10. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,787

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Rumour I've heard is that R600 will use less power than R580 (or whatever the current one is).

    Nvidia wise not sure, they're not so bad at the moment anyway.

    Jokester
     
  11. iraiguana

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

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    just read over the inquirer that its possible the power draw for the g80 will be in the region of 180-200W :S so who knows what u will need.
     
  12. jaws104

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

    Posts: 795

    Today's inquirer -

    "The short story is this, G80 form Nvidia is looking to suck down 175W on a 90nm process, probably a bit less on 80nm. R600 from ATI is looking to take about 200W in 80nm, and less if they pull off a shrink to 65nm."

    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33343

    :eek:

    EDIT /\ beat me to it
     
  13. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,787

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    If that's true, my PSU won't cope.

    :(

    Jokester
     
  14. Boogle

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: GREAT Britain

    They're making PSUs just for graphics cards. They were demoed at CES.

    Fortunately AMD and NV are pulling back after the next gen (X1950 is current gen for all intents and purposes), reducing power consumption. Or so rumour has it.
     
  15. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,736

    Location: Midlands

    i doubt there will be much of an increase in power consumption. the way things go with technology it just gets smaller, faster, less hotter and eats up less power.

    new gpus will have an efficiency increase and also and gddr4 is also less power hungry.
     
  16. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,787

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Actually, new hardware generally uses more and more power, particularly when it comes to CPUs and GPUs.

    Jokester
     
  17. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 2,760

    Location: Hampshire

    I refuse to buy a new card that consumes more power than my x1900. My guess is that cards with a unified shader architecture will be more efficient than those currently. Hopefully, this combined with manufacturing process improvements will mean that a PSU upgrade isn't needed every time a new generation of graphics cards comes out.