[rescue] U20 motherboard upgrade ?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 12:17:54 CDT 2009

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " If anything, the single greatest determinant in desktop applications
> " for what capacity and capability power supply you should have in a
> " desktop/workstation configuration is the video card, which can draw
> " upwards of 300W per card and can easily dissipate the most heat in any
> " system.
> i was boggled a couple of years ago to read that the gpu is now the
> biggest chip in high end systems, with up to 1G transistors whereas
> cpus have 'only' 1/2G transistors...

Actually, my gaming boxes that have multi-core CPU's and SLI video cards 
don't actually pull that much power according to Kill-o-Watt.  It's only 
the machines I have that have large numbers of hard disks that are 
really piling on the wattage.

Peace...  Sridhar

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