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Old 12-29-2007, 01:37 AM   #31 (permalink)
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oh god. taking a step back to the 2900 series? NO AHAHHAAHA!

wattage really doesn't mean anything. Just how many amps it takes on the 12v.

The amperage x 12 (voltage) = the wattage.
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step back?? WRONG, the 2900 outperforms the 3850 in every aspect when overclocked, and only costs 169 dollars

and yes, wattage does mean something, its just as important as amps

i can't run 2 gtx's on a 550 watt psu
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step back?? WRONG, the 2900 outperforms the 3850 in every aspect when overclocked, and only costs 169 dollars

and yes, wattage does mean something, its just as important as amps

i can't run 2 gtx's on a 550 watt psu
A 550 Watt PSU with 38 amps on the 12v rail. if there is a 34amp 350watt psu, there is destined to be a 550 watt psu that powers 2 gtx's.

2900 pro... Is that still a power hungry beast? With a PCI E 2.0 power connector , and the normal power plug, I'm a bit skeptical.
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550 watt psu would be pushing it for gtx SLi

it may be enough amps, but i don't think its got enough watts to do the job under overclocking
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