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    Next Gen Cards Power Hungry

    Just finished reading an article in the October Maximum PC which states that apprently the next-gen video cards from both Nvidia and ATI(AMD) will use around 300 watts of power and 1KW PSU's will be mandatory!

    Also rumored is that next-gen cards may even come water cooled from the factory. I'm not sure exactly what time frame next-gen is for video cards but you better get a new roof because the power bill it gonna be going through it lol
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    Yea, not new news. I have no real desire to have to run a 1+KW PSU. Even if its just to game for a few hours.

    They better find better solutions for speeding up graphics and reducing power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGR
    Yea, not new news. I have no real desire to have to run a 1+KW PSU. Even if its just to game for a few hours.

    They better find better solutions for speeding up graphics and reducing power.
    Amen to that.
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    hmm i kinda beat you to this lol,
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