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Old 03-27-10, 07:54 AM   #61
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PCI-e spec is 300w for a single card, so neither Nvidia nor ATI can exceed that.
Sure they can. They are already doing that with SLI and CF
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Sure they can. They are already doing that with SLI and CF
On two cards. But you can't exceed 300w for a single graphics card and claim it to be PCI-e compliant. This is why 5970 has downclocked GPUs (it uses 5870 GPUs) so that it can slide in at 296w under load.
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Sure they can. They are already doing that with SLI and CF
Sure they do. The limit is for PCI E slot. (single card)

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What about Asus ROG Ares? Or Asus Mars? There should be others, but I can't remember. The point is, you can go over 300W, if you don't care about PCI-SIG compliance.

I don't really see the point. If you are going with CF or SLI and a company can deliver a product, that has the performance, that justifies it, why not do it. Also I think, they are or were going to change the limit anyway.
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What about Asus ROG Ares? Or Asus Mars? There should be others, but I can't remember. The point is, you can go over 300W, if you don't care about PCI-SIG compliance.
Limited edition cards in rare quantity. This is different from a model that you want to be on shelves everywhere.

I don't know all the specifics, but apparently it's an obstacle, otherwise we would've seen cards exceed this power limit already. And ATI wouldn't have done what they did with 5970 by downclocking the 5870 GPUs to slide in under the 300w limit.
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