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290x: first single-gpu setup that should be recommended to have 650+ watts?

#1DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/26/2013 1:54:54 PM
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_290X/31.html

Power draw also increases immensely, going from just above 400 W for the whole system to around 650 W! To conclude, I expect extreme overlclockers with access to liquid nitrogen to love this card. Everyone else will probably find voltage tuning beyond +0.05 V to be too hot and too noisy.


First FX9590, and now this. So much for cool 'n quiet. Kind of odd how the tables have turned.
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#2DerPancakePosted 10/26/2013 1:57:56 PM
You get what you pay for.
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#3Snuckie7Posted 10/26/2013 2:07:12 PM(edited)
Overclocked? You realize that Titans by themselves can draw in excess of 500W when overclocked too right?
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#4DarkZV2Beta(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 2:10:38 PM
I find that pretty hard to believe, since that's well out of ATX specification. That, and I'm not really seeing that in reviews either.
You're not talking about modded/hacked extreme overclocking, right? Because this is on air, on a stock card, without any modification.
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#5KamenRiderBladePosted 10/26/2013 2:23:07 PM
Alot of older hardware needs beyond 650 watts, this isn't a big surprise
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#6Snuckie7Posted 10/26/2013 2:39:47 PM
1300MHz runs at 1.3V? Yeah poke around on OCN a bit and you'll see. GK110 is a huge, power hungry chip. The only reason it doesn't consume much at stock is because it's clocked conservatively.
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#7urtvPosted 10/26/2013 2:42:56 PM
well amd cant win at the cool n quiet zone so they aim to take over the hot and loud zone
#8godplaysSNESPosted 10/26/2013 3:01:36 PM
Ok for as long as it performs
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#9DarkZV2Beta(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:05:46 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
1300MHz runs at 1.3V? Yeah poke around on OCN a bit and you'll see. GK110 is a huge, power hungry chip. The only reason it doesn't consume much at stock is because it's clocked conservatively.


Got any links?
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#10ZalteraPosted 10/26/2013 3:07:28 PM
My neighbors actually complained, asking why I used power tools that late at night.

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