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Old 05-25-10, 09:12 AM   #16
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Default Re: Dual Fermi GTX 490

Originally Posted by snowmanwithahat View Post
Can someone answer my freaking post. How is it possible to have a 375w TDP card with the pci-express standard.....

I thought (keyword being THOUGHT) that you could only have up to a 300w TDP card in any pci-e interface.

That's the main reason why my BS flag is flying high currently, we'll see how it goes...

PCI-e slot: 75 watts
6-pin power: 75 watts
8-pin power: 150 watts

If you put the card in a PCI-e slot and put 2 8-pin power connectors on the card, you've got a maximum TDP of 375 watts. I don't see that as being far fetched, even though it does break the pci-e 300w maximum standard.

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