Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 16 Jan 2007.
Finally! Will it go below 185W?
Die shrink is always good, with this and PCIe 2.0 at about the same time, we may finally be able to loose those power connectors, which in turn means less damned power regulation circuitry on the card, which means we might be able to fit the damned things inside a case!
Look at the current VAT free prices if you want an indication od the price drops we can expect and it isn't likely to be far wrong imo.
i am waiting for the 8600..... cheaper and DX10 and it is powerful....
Probably not, Knowing nvidia they will find a way to **** things up.
Can I say ****?
P.S. I'm back from being ban for a year.
that's good news
Hmmm...when you say that, I hope you remember to group NVidia and ATI (or, the ATI branch of AMD) in that same group. IIRC, rumor has it that ATI's R600 GPU is going to debut with a power draw even higher than NVidia's regular 8800GTX.
I don't think either GPU company intends to work too hard on meeting lower power requirements any time soon...
PS: welcome back from your ban...based on your use of ****'s, I'm guessing you were banned for language?
Lonesarah...i remember you....
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=118823 always respect people here.... it can get you a long way.
Anyway I'm thinking the 80nm versions of the G80 is going to be the G81's or 8900's
I hope so , that way i can immediatly buy one of those
Otherwise it'l be like when i had mt 7800 and the 7900 came out , i just had to have one
I know someone would miss me.
It's rumor that the r600 has an updated frame buffer, that's include into the xbox 360 gpu.
from now on please behave and obey the moderators.
I really don't think you can point the finger at Nvidia only. As mentioned above, ATI are just as guilty of upping the power reqs of gpu's to extraordinary levels.
I mean, we now have 2000 watt power supplies! Madness... running two machines are home and a laptop, I have noticed my electric bills higher this year than last.
/sigh -- I want mini components, not massive!
the price of fuel has gone up, though (at least in the UK)
The price of oil is rising to $50 a barrel soon, it's a psychological price point however, it's relatively fine with inflation.
Not sure why that has anything todo with power consumption though Tim?
I think his point was that the rising fuel prices at domestic supply level mean that, even if your consumption remains static, you will see an increase in the bill, which may go some way to explaining mmorgue's situation - it isn't just that he's using more power, the power he uses is also more expensive.
Interestingly, although domestic prices have shot through the roof, oil prices have actually dipped recently. We should see a knock-on in a few months, because suppliers buy their stock on the wholesale market in blocks a fair few months in advance.
But even though fuel prices have gone up, using 185W compared to the old values is going to hurt a lot more.
True, but remember 185W is the absolute max power draw of an 8800GTX at stock speeds. In normal Windows use it won't be using anything like that, and even while gaming it will only be if you really stress the card that it will hit its peak. 1 kWh at the moment maybe costs 15p tops, so running a PC that eats say 1/3 of a kilowatt will cost you 5p an hour - not bad value for your gaming entertainment fun IMHO. Even a total beast of an overclocked PC will struggle to burn through 500 Watts on average while gaming, so even that is just 7.5p per hour.
Why are they producing such massive power supplies if there's no demand for it? If 2KW PSUs weren't required for some systems there would be 0 need for them and they wouldn't be made.
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