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Old 05-25-10, 10:08 AM   #22
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Default Re: Dual Fermi GTX 490

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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...
like others said two 8 pin pci-e power (300 total) plus 75 watts board power. AMD/ATI is doing the same thing with their 5970 4gb cards. Actually, asus is going one step further. They are using two 8pins and a 6pin. So, asus ares card will draw 450 watts!
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