[rescue] x86 power question

John Francini francini at mac.com
Tue Nov 14 10:46:03 CST 2006

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On 14 Nov 2006, at 11:19, Peter Corlett wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 02:53:51PM -0600, Chad McAuley wrote:
> [...]
>> With some of the power consumption figures I've seen floating  
>> around for
>> the next generation fo video cards, you're pretty much going to  
>> need a 1kW
>> PSU to power everything. I don't think ATI or Nvidia have released  
>> hard
>> numbers yet, but in one of AnandTech's Computex articles from this  
>> year
>> they mentioned hearing GPU power consumption figures in the 130W-300W
>> range.
> That's scandalous. I'm trying to reduce the power consumption of my  
> computer
> kit, not add to it.
> How can a plain home PC possibly justify 1kW?
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