new record in power draw: Pentium EE + 7800 GTX SLI

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new record in power draw: Pentium EE + 7800 GTX SLI

Post by jojo4u » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:24 am

Have a look at the two pictures: http://www.hardwareluxx.de/cms/artikel. ... 90&seite=5

Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB
ASUS P5ND2-SLI Deluxe
2 x 512 MB TwinMos PC3200 CL2,5
Maxtor 7B250S0
NEC DVD RW ND-3520A
Hiper 550W-Netzteil

whole system idle: 255W
whole system load: 444W

Is this a new record or are you aware of something even more power-hungry?

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Post by frostedflakes » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:51 am

I'm sure an 8-CPU Itanium system would draw more.

But as far as desktops, that probably takes the cake. 255W/444W was stock right, and not overclocked?
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Post by jojo4u » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:03 am

frostedflakes wrote: But as far as desktops, that probably takes the cake. 255W/444W was stock right, and not overclocked?
Yes, stock.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:55 pm

that's just some retarded designing right there.

sli + intel extremely hot = get out

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Post by MikeC » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:52 pm

~El~Jefe~ wrote:that's just some retarded designing right there.

sli + intel extremely hot = get out
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Post by Shadowknight » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:44 am

One of the rare occasions where you can understand Overclocker's obsessions with getting 600w and 800w PSUs
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Post by Tiamat » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:02 am

Man, soon we be powering these puppies with nuclear fuel pellets.

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Post by alglove » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:37 pm

Tiamat wrote:Man, soon we be powering these puppies with nuclear fuel pellets.
Yeah, it could take the place of the CMOS battery. :P

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Post by Elixer » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:16 pm

Keep in mind those draws are from the wall. That PS may only be 60 or 70% effecient, which would mean about 300W pulled from the power supply itself at full load.

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Post by astrayan » Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:23 am

I hear valves are making a comeback.

I argue that a microprocessor should take less power than a mainframe. Esp a 1964 one.

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Re: new record in power draw: Pentium EE + 7800 GTX SLI

Post by wundi » Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:21 pm

I'd just like to point out that GF 6800 Ultra consumes more power than the new 110nm 7800 part. A system with 2 6800U's in SLI would be the most power hungry setup on desktop today.

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Post by astrayan » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:58 pm

You know what I did? I bought a puny Asus 9250 graphics card, because I was sure it would use far less power than my Abit 9600XT (with the blue LED fan and super heatsink), and guess what?

It uses more friggin power. I don't even know how that could be possible, because the A9250 heatsink seems just warm. I've done most of my power measurements with the XT fan disconnected, but I don't think that counts for much.

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Post by Edwood » Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:42 am

WTF? That is ridiculous.

Brute force engineering is really turning me off.

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Post by perplex » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:50 am

don't worry, Yonah is here in a Q1/H1 2006

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:17 am

my friend has a light processor on his desk for 2 years now.

what's with all these retarded small advances in chip design? its all a show. they keep it to the same design upon agreement, and fight to figure out how to make a new small advance on an archaic chip. If we actually had the real 1 watt chips that didnt use electricity but light instead, and all the other types of technology, we would never need to buy a new cpu for many years, but they want to rip you off and me off, so the pepsi coke battle for years and give us 2 frames of speed each 100 dollars of chip increase. I bet we could have 1 million frames if the 2 companies werent thieves. Oh, im sure people will comment, "if one company had it, they'd show it" of course that statement means they dont want to make a continual flow of billions of dollars, and just benefit society for a moment and retire a mere billionaire instead of a trillionaire.
not gona do it

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Post by ronrem » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:06 pm

It's pretty stunning to see the huge AMD-Intel gap when it comes to power draw,heat output-and even performance,Intel has come to rely entirely upon marketing as there are few aspects where the product competes well

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