My graphics card needs it's own 300W power supply?!?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just like Anand admits, I am also having trouble with the fact that DX10 video cards will be consuming 300W of power, and either want their own dedicated PSU, or for your systems PSU to be at least a kilowatt. That's not all they spotted at Computex, but it is the most shocking.
"It's almost like we say this every year, but Computex hasn't even officially started yet and we already have a lot to talk about. Everything from the power requirements of next year's GPUs from ATI and NVIDIA to the excitement surrounding Intel's Conroe launch is going to be covered in today's pre-show coverage so we'll save the long winded introduction and get right to business.
We will first address some of the overall trends we've seen while speaking to many of the Taiwanese manufacturers and then dive into product specific items. We'll start with the most shocking news we've run into thus far - the power consumption of the next-generation GPUs due out early next year."
Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:
- HEXUS.net :: Computex Taipei - 2006 :: News Bulletin
- Computex 2006: Thermalright @ techPowerUp
- Computex 2006: Zalman @ techPowerUp!
- Computex 2006: Day 1 @ NGOHQ
- Computex 2006: Scythe @ techPowerUp!
- COMPUTEX 2006 Spotlight: Shuttle @ FutureLooks
- Computex 2006 - ATI CrossFire and Physics @ The TechZone
- Computex Taipei 2006 - Part 2 @ HardwareZone
- Computex Taipei 2006 - Part 1 @ HardwareZone
- Computex 2006: Topower @ techPowerUp!
- Computex 2006 - Day 1 live coverage from the floor @ TweakTown