Re: How to tell a Graphic Cards Power Requirements?
That's about right for the 8500GT, right around 40W from what I've read elsewhere. But that's for just the card alone, remember you need to power a full system.
Originally Posted by ccasmoe00
And this.................. http://www.gpureview.com/GeForce-8800-GT-card-544.html
On nvidia's site it states:
Q: What are the recommended power supply requirements for both the GeForce 8800 GT in single and multi-GPU configurations?
A: GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards require a minimum 400 W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26 A) for single GPU operation. Please refer to www.SLIZone.com
for a list of recommended SLI certified power supplies for multi-GPU configurations.
Here, they're assuming a fully loaded system. The card itself draws 105W of power, but they're assuming ~300W needs to go towards other components. So if you're looking to buy a power supply, get one with at least
26A on the 12V rail if you're looking to run this card, preferrably 30+A if you want to be safe. I've had bad experiences with not having enough power.
ASUS A8N32 SLI-Deluxe, AMD Athlon X2 3800+ @ 2.8GHz, eVGA 8800GTS 320MB, 2GB Corsair XMS DDR400, 160GB WD HDD + 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, AC Freezer 64 Pro, 700W OCZ GameXStream, NZXT Zero :D
I think I've decided to leave... maybe I'll come back sometime.