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    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15638

    THE OTHER day we told you about the dual power supply on the GeForce 6800 series cards, and then I went on to say that ATI will probably do the same. I may have been off here, mainly because I am told the new X800Pro and X800XT will only consume a maximum of 80W. This would put them on the cutting edge of a single molex connector in terms of power usage.
    So, how can it pull this trick off? Easy, it will be on a .11 process rather than the current .13, and that should take power down a notch. The only question is what that will do to yield, it seems everyone who ventures under .13 has the proverbial problems.

    Either way, this is really good news for gamers, it means that the things will fit, almost comfortably in a SFF case, and not overtax the power supply. Happy day. The only question remaining is black.
    Yay, that saves me from another expensive upgrade!

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    yeah, i read earlier that nvidia recommends 500w for their next gen. i just upgraded to 480w. so i'm hoping that ati won't require more than that...
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    Originally posted by mr. nails@30 April 2004 - 14:21
    yeah, i read earlier that nvidia recommends 500w for their next gen. i just upgraded to 480w. so i'm hoping that ati won't require more than that...
    I beleive that they recomend that because the majority of people have POS cheap psu's, which are often unable to maintain a steady current, and rarely offer there max output. Im sure that if youve got a good brand, expensive psu then it should be fine with as low as 400watts.

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    the inquirer lied: none of ATI's chips will be on the .11micron process. ati confirmed that all of their chips will be on .13. previously ATI was on .15microns. they are at .13 now.


    however they will still be on only 1 molex

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    Get out of here nvidia GO ATI!
    even though im using fx5200 bah its cheap what do you expect .

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    Originally posted by GrubMe@30 April 2004 - 21:53
    Get out of here nvidia GO ATI!
    even though im using fx5200 bah its cheap what do you expect .

    Getting 9800xt or pro soon.
    ur sig says ur using a 9600xt

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004+1 May 2004 - 02:14--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROSSCO_2004 @ 1 May 2004 - 02:14)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-GrubMe@30 April 2004 - 21:53
    Get out of here nvidia GO ATI&#33;
    even though im using fx5200 bah its cheap what do you expect&nbsp; .

    Getting 9800xt or pro soon.
    ur sig says ur using a 9600xt [/b][/quote]
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    Originally posted by atiVidia@30 April 2004 - 17:05
    the inquirer lied: none of ATI&#39;s chips will be on the .11micron process. ati confirmed that all of their chips will be on .13. previously ATI was on .15microns. they are at .13 now.


    however they will still be on only 1 molex
    This is correct.

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