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Charlie901
07-23-2004, 11:14 PM
I'm going to buy either one of these cards soon so I can play PF in Perfect mode (Keeping finger's crossed).

But is there a website that shows how much power each card draws.

The reason I ask is that I have a 250 watt PSU in my Dell and am wondering which card will run better with this wattage. Dell supposedly rates their PSU's in median wattage not maximum, so in theory my 250 watt is rated higher, and some of the gaming Dells have shipped in the past with the 250 watt PSU and the 9800XT without problems.

I don't want to have to shell out another $100 for a good PSU and I think I might be able to get by until I get another system someday (W/ PCI Express) but which is the better card for a 250 watt PSU?

Charlie901
07-23-2004, 11:14 PM
I'm going to buy either one of these cards soon so I can play PF in Perfect mode (Keeping finger's crossed).

But is there a website that shows how much power each card draws.

The reason I ask is that I have a 250 watt PSU in my Dell and am wondering which card will run better with this wattage. Dell supposedly rates their PSU's in median wattage not maximum, so in theory my 250 watt is rated higher, and some of the gaming Dells have shipped in the past with the 250 watt PSU and the 9800XT without problems.

I don't want to have to shell out another $100 for a good PSU and I think I might be able to get by until I get another system someday (W/ PCI Express) but which is the better card for a 250 watt PSU?

Dawg-of-death
07-24-2004, 01:02 AM
ATI says 350 . Nividia says 475 or close , 6800 is a pwr hog but a great card. Better to to over powered than under. This may help. http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

Bad-MF(Mongrel Fighter) AKA .......Dawg-of-death

Capt.LoneRanger
07-24-2004, 01:17 AM
ATi recommends a 280-300W as minimum, with a 350W to be the optimum (with 64bit processor)
That is the same for 9800's and x800's, as they use the same core.

nVidia says 300W minimun, with 350W recommended. If you got a 64bit prozessor, they recommend a 380-400W PSU.

The normal power needed is quite the same, according to www.tomshardware.com (http://www.tomshardware.com) .

greets
Capt.LoneRanger


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