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    News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Outputs, power, and RAM all listed on the box.
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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    How long til we have GPUs you need to plug directly into the mains?
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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    At least all those stupid 1kw PSUs might actually come in useful.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Indeed, 42A on the 12V line means > 500W - so I reckon the rumoured 280W TDP must be pretty close to the truth, at least for the top end part. That's kinda power hungry for a 40nm part, isn't it? Does the 1536MB hint at a 384bit memory bus? I thought it was gonna be in the 400s?

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    ...Does the 1536MB hint at a 384bit memory bus? I thought it was gonna be in the 400s?
    I was under the opposite impression - that the 480 was definitely going to have a 384bit bus. Somenone's bound to spill it soon enough though!

    The choice of outputs is quite telling I reckon - they've obviously had to use one of the two slots as a full-width exhaust vent (unlike the 5870's half-and-half design), so clearly it's gonna produce a lot of heat...
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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    600w minimum, so that basically renders the Seasonic X 750 I got usless for SLi, just as it does for the latest Pro and Modu ranges from Enermax aimed at the enthusiast. Am I the only one who finds that power draw questionably high? It's 100 watt above the minimum for a 5870, and is on par with a crossfire setup of two of them.

    Yet the performance we've seen from leaked numbers suggests it doesn't justify that power requirement increase. Yeah I know we should wait for confirmed numbers but I can't help shaking something is wrong here.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    How long til we have GPUs you need to plug directly into the mains?
    Have we not already done that? Didn't a 3DFX card need to do this? the 5000 or somthing?

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    I wouldn't put too much stock into a box recommendation with PSU requirements, they are always conservative so a poor 600W with 42A should be able to perform with this card.

    PSU recommendations always depends on the card too, high end card assumes high end CPU too.

    I would wait and see what reviews show if they test the actual power draw.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Does the 1536MB hint at a 384bit memory bus? I thought it was gonna be in the 400s?
    I thought that was already known, because people were talking a little while ago about how a supposed Fermi unit with 1GB RAM must either be a fake or nVidia were trying to keep things simple and underquoting the genuine amount of RAM - as a consequence of the 384 bit bus they knew it sported.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Heh. Everyone keep an eye open to see if the sun dims noticeably over the next few weeks.
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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumba View Post
    Have we not already done that? Didn't a 3DFX card need to do this? the 5000 or somthing?

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Is a 600W minimum PSU really such a big deal? Get your graphics card box out and just have a look what the minimum is on yours.

    On my GTX275 box it says a 550W minimum, with a minumum of 40A on the 12V rail. That's no big deal, really.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    As with Snooty, the 384bit interface has been known for a while.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Yep :

    OMG i have that card! I always wondered what that connection was at the back (missing the power adaptor). I also have another card which has a blue bracket and 1 or 2 ariel like connections (im no good with the names) and that card is probably bigger than an AMD 5870/90 .


    Dont believe the boxes, they are always really high to cover themselves and iirc the 4870 said 600w PSU so not THAT bad . Wait and see .
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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Is a 600W minimum PSU really such a big deal? Get your graphics card box out and just have a look what the minimum is on yours.

    On my GTX275 box it says a 550W minimum, with a minumum of 40A on the 12V rail. That's no big deal, really.
    Well I would say 600 watts for a single card system is quite high considering a crossfire setup from ATi that has two of the latest GPU chips asks for the same. Either Nvidia are being extra conservative with their figures like LuckyNV said or their cards are considerably more power hungry for very little tangible benefit.

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    Re: News - Colorful's box spills more details on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    Well I would say 600 watts for a single card system is quite high considering a crossfire setup from ATi that has two of the latest GPU chips asks for the same. Either Nvidia are being extra conservative with their figures like LuckyNV said or their cards are considerably more power hungry for very little tangible benefit.
    Well my whole system consumes 300W at full load, CPU and GFX card. And that's at the wall. So say my PSU is 85% efficient, we're talking about 260W for the full system. And it's saying I need a 550W. Yeah, they're just giving shed-loads of headroom on their statement.

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