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ATI vid card current draw

Discussion in 'ATI' started by R. J. Salvi, Feb 12, 2005.

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    R. J. Salvi Guest

    After milling around on ATI's site, I couldn't find a resource that lists
    the current draw of their various cards. Anyone know of such a resource?
    Thx.
     
    R. J. Salvi, Feb 12, 2005
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    zephyris Guest

    Read this writeup on Tom's Hardware guide. Discusses boot, 2D and 3D system
    load pulled by various newer and older video cards in the same system.
    Looking at these graphs, I'd estimate most ATI cards pull an additional
    100W-135W range when under 3D load. So assuming they're pulling about
    20-25W at 2D idle, they're a 125-160W draw at max.
     
    zephyris, Feb 12, 2005
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    R. J. Salvi Guest

    Thanks...although I don't know why manufacturers don't simply list this
    information in their specs. It would eliminate an awful lot of: "Is my power
    supply enough?" threads and provide useful information for system builders.
    Aah, what do I know. :)

    Thanks again.
     
    R. J. Salvi, Feb 12, 2005
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    ANTant Guest

    After milling around on ATI's site, I couldn't find a resource that lists
    Wow. How much does an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB) use? This is a
    non-XT card.

    I had to replace an old Enlight power supply with Antec model SL400 power
    supply back in 9/2003 when I got the video card and a new HDD to add.
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    ANTant, Feb 13, 2005
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    ANTant Guest

    How about these companies try not to use so much power? And so much heat
    they produce. [sighs]
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    First of One Guest

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    First of One Guest

    The companies are giving the customers what they want, even when the
    customers don't really know what's good for them.

    All the talk about unlimited shader lengths, FP32 precision, high dynamic
    range coloring, SM3.0... carry a heavy price in the form of high transistor
    counts, high heat, and limited clock speeds. Today's graphics processor is
    far more complex than any CPU, so it's a matter of perspective. That 24-pin
    ATX power connector should be going directly to the video card, not to the
    motherboard...
     
    First of One, Feb 13, 2005
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    R. J. Salvi Guest

    That article would've been an excellent reference...too bad it's missing the
    graphic images depicting the test results. Argh. Thanks though.
     
    R. J. Salvi, Feb 13, 2005
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    First of One Guest

    It's not the only article missing the images. Looks like a problem with XBit
    Labs' servers. Check back later. The power consumption article is pretty
    illuminating.
     
    First of One, Feb 13, 2005
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