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ATI Multicard
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HD 3870 X2 CF____###########&#166#######################}|' 95W-307W ^
HD3870X2+3870 CF##########&#166################' 82W-225W ^
HD 3870 CF_______####&#166###############|' 40W-163W !
HD 3850 CF_______####&#166############|' 40W-139W !

HD 2900 XT CF____#############&#166######################## | 105W-306W ! (2x 1GB GDDR4)
HD 2900 XT CF____###############&#166###################### ###|' 121W-331W ! (2x 512MB GDDR3)

X1950 XTX CF_____####&#166#####################|' 37W-211W !
X1900 XTX CF_____#####&#166#####################' 43W-217W !
X1900 XT CF______###&#166###################}' 27W-189W !
X1950 Pro CF_____##&#166##########}| 24W-110W !
X1900 GT CF _____################|' 123W
X1800 XT CF______######&#166##############|' 52W-171W !
X1800 XL CF______#######&#166##########}' 62W-149W !
X1650 XT CF______###&#166########}|' 25W-101W !
X1600 XT CF______#########}| 78W
X1600 PRO CF____########' 67W
X1300 PRO CF____#######} 60W

X850 XT CF_______##############|' 115W
X800 XL CF_______##########' 81W


ATI Single Card
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HD 4870 X2_______###&#166###########################| 25W-250W %
HD 4870 _________#&#166################}| 10W-150W %
HD 4850 _________#&#166############# 10W-110W %
HD 4670 _________#&#166##########} 10W-100W %
HD 4650 _________#&#166######## 10W-80W %
HD 4470 _________#&#166####| 10W-50W %
HD 4450 _________#&#166#}| 10W-30W %

HD 3870 X2_______#######&#166¦]#############|' 58W-66W-171W ²
HD 3870 _________##&#166¦]######' 19W-25W-81W ²
HD 3850 X3_______###################} 156W §
HD 3850 X2_______ ?
HD 3850 _________#&#166¦]####}|' 14W-20W-63W ²
HD 3690 _________##&#166###}' 21W-51W §
HD 3650 _________#&#166##}|' 13W-39W & (512MB)
HD 3650 _________##&#166###}' 19W-53W § (256MB)
HD 3470 _________#### 32W
HD 3450 _________##&#166#} 18W-36W §

HD 2900 XTX______#################################}| 270W % (OEM 12.4")
HD 2900 XTX______############################## 240W % (Retail 9.5")
HD 2900 XT_______#######&#166##########}| 65W-150W ! (1GB GDDR4)
HD 2900 XT_______########&#166¦]##########' 72W-76W-161W ² (512MB GDDR3)
HD 2900 Pro______########&#166¦]######}' 71W-76W-133W ²
HD 2900 XL_______######################} 180W %
HD 2600 XT_______##&#166¦]##' 21W-28W-49W ²
HD 2600 Pro______#&#166¦]}|' 16W-22W-31W ²
HD 2400 XT_______&#166¦]|' 7W-15W-19W ²
HD 2400 Pro______&#166}|' 9W-15W &
HD 2400 LE ______###' <25W +

X1950 XTX________####&#166#&#166;]########}' 33W-54W-125W &#178;
X1900 XTX________###&#166##&#166;]########' 29W-50W-121W &#178;
X1950 XT_________############ 96W
X1900 XT_________###&#166#&#166;]#######}' 28W-46W-109W &#178;
X1900 XT_________###&#166########} 26W-100W ^ (R580+ 256MB model)
X1950 Pro________##&#166#&#166;]###| 24W-36W-66W &#178;
X1950 GT ________###&#166###' 30W-57W &
X1900 GT ________###&#166#&#166;]###|' 25W-45W-75W &#178;
X1800 XT OC _____###&#166#&#166;]######## 26W-48W-110W &#178; (XT OC version, 700/1600)
X1800 XT_________###&#166##&#166;]#####}|' 30W-52W-103W &#178;
X1800 XL_________###&#166#&#166;]#' 27W-42W-57W &#178;
X1800 GTO_______###&#166&#166;]# 25W-35W-48W &#178;
X1650 XT_________##&#166##&#166;]}|' 23W-42W-55W &#178;
X1650 Pro________#&#166###} 23W-44W &
X1600 XT_________##&#166#&#166;]| 24W-38W-42W &#178;
X1600 Pro________##&#166&#166;]#' 24W-30W-41W &#178;
X1300 XT_________##}| 22W
X1300 Pro________##&#166}|' 18W-26W-31W &#178;

X850 XT PE_______########|' 67W
X850 XT__________###&#166#&#166;]##}' 27W-45W-69W &#178;
X800 XT PE_______##&#166####}|' 18W-63W &#178;
X800 XT __________######}| 54W
X800 Pro _________#&#166#### 15W-48W &#178;
X800 XL __________##&#166#&#166;]#' 18W-36W-49W &#178;
X800 GTO ________##&#166&#166;]##' 19W-31W-49W &#178;
X800 GT__________##&#166&#166;]# 21W-31W-40W &#178;
X800_____________###}| 30W
X700 XT__________#&#166##}| 12W-38W !
X700 PRO ________#&#166#&#166;]' 16W-30W-33W &#178;
X700_____________#&#166###} 15W-44W ^
X600 XT__________#&#166#' 11W-25W !
X600 Pro_________#&#166##} 12W-36W ^
X300_____________&#166###} 8W-36W !
X300 SE__________&#166##}| 7W-30W ^

9800 XT__________####&#166##} 38W-60W &#178;
9800 Pro_________###&#166#}|' 31W-47W &#178;
9700/9800________####| 34W
9600 XT__________#&#166}| 9W-22W &#178;
9600 Pro_________#&#166| 9W-18W &#178;
9500/9600________#} 12W
9000-9200________###} 28W

7x00-8500________##}|' 23W
<=32MB AGP/PCI _#}|' <15w

FireGL range
GL V8600________###################|' 155W
GL V7350________####&#166########}|' 33W-111W &#167;
GL V7300________############' 97W
GL V7100________###########|' 91W
GL V5200________####|' 35W
GL V3200________#####}| 46W

GL X3-256________#######' 57W
GL X1-256________####}' 37W


nVidia Multicard
----------------------------

9800 GX2 SLI_____#################&#166############' 140W-241W &#167; ("Quad SLI")
9800 GTX 3x SLI__#################&#166###########|' 142W-234W !
9800 GTX SLI_____###########&#166################} 92W-228W ^
9600 GT SLI______#########&#166#######' 79W-137W ! (2x 512MB)

8800 Ultra 3x SLI__##############################&#166######## ####################### 247W-496W ^
8800 Ultra SLI ____####################&#166##################' 168W-313W ^
8800 GTX SLI_____#################&#166##########}|' 142W-231W !
8800 GTS SLI_____############&#166##############' 103W-217W &#167; (2x 512MB)
8800 GT SLI______##########&#166########## 81W-168W ^ (2x 512MB)
8800 GTS SLI_____#############&#166########' 112W-177W ! (2x 640MB)
8800 GTS SLI_____#####################' 169W (2x 320MB)
8600 GTS SLI_____#########}|' 79W

7950 GX2 SLI_____###########&#166#########' 89W-169W ! ("Quad SLI")
7950 GT SLI______######&#166#######}' 49W-117W !
7900 GX2 SLI_____#########################}' 205W ("Quad SLI")
7900 GTX SLI_____#######&#166############# 62W-168W !
7900 GT SLI______#####&#166######| 41W-98W !
7900 GS SLI______#####&#166######}' 41W-101W !
7800 GTX 512 SLI _#######&#166################' 64W-193W !
7800 GTX SLI_____######&#166#############' 56W-161W !
7800 GT SLI______####&#166########## 35W-120W !
7600 GT SLI______##&#166#####}' 24W-69W !
7600 GS SLI______#####}|' 47W
7300 GS SLI______###}' 29W

6800 Ultra SLI_____###############| 122W
6800 GT SLI ______###########}| 94W
6800 GS SLI______####&#166#########|' 39W-115W !
6600 GT SLI ______####&#166######| 33W-90W !


nVidia Single Cards
---------------------------------

9800 GX2 ________########&#166#&#166;]##########}| 69W-83W-182W &#178;
9800 GTX ________#####&#166&#166;]######} 45W-54W-108W &#178;
9600 GT__________###&#166&#166;]##}' 27W-34W-61W &#178; (512MB)
9600 GT__________###&#166###|' 26W-59W &#167; (256MB)
9500 GT__________?

8800 Ultra________##########&#166#########' 85W-161W *
8800 GTX ________########&#166#&#166;]#####} 70W-83W-132W &#178; (768MB)
8800 GTS ________####&#166##&#166;]####|' 38W-58W-99W &#178; (512MB G92)
8800 GT OC ______####&#166&#166;]####}' 36W-41-86W &#178; (512MB 700/1025)
8800 GT _________####&#166####}| 35W-39W-78W &#178; (512MB)
8800 GT _________###&#166##| 31W-50W ^ (256MB)
8800 GTS OC_____#######&#166#&#166;]####}' 60W-78W-117W &#178; (640MB 576/1350)
8800 GTS ________######&#166#&#166;]####| 58W-71W-106W &#178; (640MB)
8800 GTS ________######&#166#&#166;]###}|' 56W-69W-103W &#178; (320MB)
8800 GS _________###&#166###|' 27W-59W &#167;
8600 GTS ________##&#166&#166;]#}|' 21W-31W-47W &#178;
8600 GT _________###&#166##} 26W-52W ^
8500 GT _________#&#166&#166;]|' 14W-19W-27W &#178;
8400 GS _________###}| 30W
8300 GS _________##| 18W

7950 GX2 ________######&#166######}| 50W ^-110W &#178;
7900 GX2 ________#############}' 109W
7900 GTX ________###&#166##&#166;]###} 31W-52W-84W &#178;
7900 GTO ________###&#166#######} 27W-92W &
7950 GT _________###&#166&#166;]##}' 26W-37W-61W &#178;
7900 GT _________##&#166&#166;]## 23W-32W-48W &#178;
7900 GS _________##&#166&#166;]#}' 19W-28W-45W &#178;
7800 GTX 512_____###&#166##&#166;]####}' 29W-53W-95W &#178;
7800 GTX ________###&#166##&#166;]###' 29W-52W-81W &#178;
7800 GT _________##&#166#&#166;]##' 20W-39W-57W &#178;
7800 GS _________#####} 44W
7600 GT _________#&#166&#166;]#} 15W-23W-36W &#178;
7600 GS _________#&#166&#166;]|' 14W-20W-27W &#178; (underclocked GT)
7300 GT _________#&#166#}' 13W-29W &
7300 GS _________#&#166 9W-10W-16W &#178;
7300 LE__________#| 10W

6800 Ultra________###&#166##### 29W-72W &#178;
6800 GT _________##&#166####' 23W-55W &#178;
6800 GS_________##&#166##&#166;]}|' 20W-41W-55W &#178;
6800 ____________#&#166#&#166;]}|' 15W-31W-39W &#178;
6600 GT _________##&#166#&#166;]# 19W-39W-48W &#178;
6600 ____________#&#166&#166;]|' 12W-24W-27W &#178; (GDDR2 model)
6200 ____________#&#166#| 11W-26W !

FX 5950 Ultra_____##&#166######' 20W-73W &#178;
FX 5900 Ultra_____###&#166###|' 27W-59W &#178;
FX 5900 XT_______##&#166#|' 24W-35W !
FX 5800 _________#####} 44W
FX 5700 Ultra_____##&#166##}| 24W-46W &#178;
FX 5700 _________#&#166# 10W-24W &#178;
FX 5600 _________####}' 37W
FX 5200 _________###|' 27W

GF4 Ti __________##### 40W
GF4 MX _________##}| 22W
GF3 Ti __________####|' 35W
<=32MB AGP/PCI_#}|' <15w

Quadro range

FX 5600__________#################| 138W
FX 5500__________#########} 76W
FX 4500__________########### 88W
FX 4400__________#######' 57W
FX 4000 PCI-E ____########}|' 71W
FX 4000 AGP _____######### 72W
FX 3450__________########}| 70W
FX 3400__________######}| 54W
FX 1400__________##&#166######|' 17W-75W &#167;
FX 1300__________######|' 51W
FX 540___________###}' 29W
FX 330___________###}| 30W


S3 Multicard
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MultiChrome S27 __###&#166##' 25W-49W !


S3 Single Cards
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Chrome 430 GT____###|' 27W &#167;
Chrome S25_______## 16W
Chrome S27_______#&#166&#166;] 14W-21W-24W &#178;


Intel Single Cards
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GMA 900__________&#166#|' 2W-19W ^


Ageia Single Cards
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PhysX PPU________###} 28W
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Nice find. But I'm sure that the manufacture puts up a requirement for a reason.
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Nice find. But I'm sure that the manufacture puts up a requirement for a reason.
troof, but they might do it so people will buy more pricey psu's....

anyways, what about amps on the 12+ volt rail? I heard from some of you guys that thats all that really matters
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yea when i read the thread i thought it was going to be amp ratings :/
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Most Manufcatures suggest wattage for an entire system... Not the video card alone. Same for amperage. Rarely have I seen the amps and watts for video card alone on sales websites.

Besides, even if they did, its not all in one place for all video cards.. (Most anyways)
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Nice find. But I'm sure that the manufacture puts up a requirement for a reason.
seriously I feel the same way. You guys try to cheapen out on everything and eventually a bad thing is going to happen. Might as well dish out the extra 20-30 dollars for a PSU thats 100 watts higher then risk your entire system...

the phrase is "better safe then sorry", Im a civil engineer so definately a saftey factor has to be there...
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Grr i tried making a chart and all that in Excel to show the difference between the ATI and nVidia Card power requirements and all that crap but grrr stupid Office 2007 Excel is soo freaking hard to figure out lolz.
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