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Old 08-24-08, 09:52 PM   #2
Bman212121
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Default Re: Does a GTX 280 comsume more power then a 8800GTX ULTRA.

Yes, by a lot.

The GTX 280 can pull almost as much as 2 8800gtx cards.

EDIT: My bad, I think I was thinking about 2 9800GTX cards. It looks like it pulls around 25W more than an 8800GTX does.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Z...dition/23.html
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...nce/page14.asp

And according to pcper, an ultra pulls like 30W more than a GTX does... So apparently they are very close even though the GTX 280 uses an 8 pin and a 6 pin power connector.
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...=expert&pid=13
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