Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 13:26

GTX 480 supposedly needs 600W power supply

Written by Fudzilla staff

Image

With a single 12V 42 amp rail


According to
several reports from Cebit, Nvidia's GTX 480 will require quite a bit of juice, as it apparently needs a 600W PSU to get up and running.

While this doesn't sound like the end of the world, it's worth noting that we're speaking about a single rail 600W PSU, with a 42 amp 12V rail to be percise. This could spell more trouble for the green team, as AMD's 5870 feels quite comfortable with just 600W. What's more, AMD's dual GPU 5970 requires 650W, just 50W more than Nvidia's single GPU GTX 480. Obviously, the TDP will also end up rather high as well and some punters are expecting it to end up over 250W.

By comparison, AMD's dual-GPU 5970 is rated at 294W TDP, while the 5870 and 5850 churn out 188W and 170W respectively. With this in mind it's hard to see how Nvidia will be able to deliver a dual-GPU card clocked anywhere near the GTX 480. AMD used downclocked RV870 cores for its 5970, but this approach might not work as well for Nvidia due to higher power consumption and TDPs.

More here.
Last modified on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 11:16
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments