Originally Posted by HillBeast
What everyone fails to remember is that supercomputers (especially ones based on the more modern POWER chips (POWER6 and POWER7) have very powerful and very hot CPUs in them. They draw well over 300W each and those puppies are at full load for months and months on end. Yes they are designed to handle it, but if a card is designed correctly, it can easily handle being at full load.
This throttling system wasn't NVIDIA saying the cards can't go higher than what they rated them for, it's NVIDIA just trying to make the card look like it's not as high of a power hungry card.
my server board runs 130 W cpu's and has two phases each. no biggo coolin on the pwm either.
8 cpu board.
So your 16 phases.. do you need them ? i've taken world records on 4! average joe doesnt need so many phases, all that crap.
Motherboards can be cheap, the stock performance rarely differ, overclocking on the otherhand, you may require some expensiveness, and add cf and sli.
Back on topic, its funny tho.
ati manages to push a dualgpu card, with the lowered per/watt due to scaling, and having a double set of memory one of them doing nothing, and yet having better perf/watt.
I hope ati's engineers are getting a little bonus!