Just funny numbers

Nvidia’s dual-gpu cards power consumption:


Try to guess what will be next.


  1. MacFanatic
    May 6th, 2011 | 10:50 pm


  2. the rominator
    May 7th, 2011 | 12:17 am

    I’m lucky.

    The San Onofre Nuclear plant is just down the beach.

    When I get a GTX590, I’ll jus call them up and tell them to toss some more pellets in.

  3. digital_dreamer
    May 7th, 2011 | 1:49 am

    450? 😉
    LOL! We’ll have to upgrade our PSU just for our GPUs. Isn’t the power limit for PCIe 2.0 w/o the aux power connectors 300W?


  4. tdtran1025
    May 7th, 2011 | 6:36 am

    Wrong way to about it. Even Apple learned a few things in graphics department in their choice of chipsets for the iPad2-bigger not necessarily better. Let NVidia sink their fortune along with gamers. Even the video technicians find the midrange cards (GTX285, ATI5770)deliver quite acceptable performance. From here on out till the end of time, our mantra should be “less energy always”. Try ganging up 16 of those PowerVR SGX 543MP2 chips, maybe then we have a better solution.

  5. Marco
    May 12th, 2011 | 8:23 pm

    lucky me… i have an enermax galaxy 850… 😛

  6. May 13th, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    With that pattern I would say the next step would be 447W for one card, lol.

  7. bob villa
    May 29th, 2011 | 6:44 am

    LOL and that’s not even peak consumption.

  8. Mihai
    December 29th, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Hi, have anyone got 9800 GX2 work full on Snow Leopard? I have image on screen but mac cannot identify the video card to fully work with it. Please help me!

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