[rescue] x86 power question
mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Nov 14 15:57:46 CST 2006
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 02:22:49PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > How can a plain home PC possibly justify 1kW?
> A PCI express video card just came across my desk five minutes ago, on
> the way to $ork's compatibility testing lab.
> Said card has SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY MEGABYTES of DDR3 video RAM.
Does it have one, or two extra power connectors? I've seen some monsters
float across my desk in the past couple of months; its to the point where
Quadro 4 cards ($500 just a couple of years ago) are now down to where I
was given one last week when the GeForce FX5200 from my machine had its
fan burn out.
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