Overclocked quantum bit
- Dec 6, 2007
- 15,925 (3.70/day)
- Quantum Well UK
|Processor||Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3|
|Memory||16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)|
|Video Card(s)||Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition|
|Storage||Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB|
|Display(s)||BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)|
|Case||Cooler Master HAF 922|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX 850W v1|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
You know, it's really beginning to look like we need an uprated power spec for ATX & PCI-E power delivery. I'm sure we're hitting the same brick wall that CPUs did a few years ago, which is why these latest gen cards are getting held back in the performance they deliver and are not really massively faster than the ones that they replace. I'll bet the new Cayman GPU will have a lot of the same power and heat issues as nvidia's Fermi GPU.^ you're correct on the wattages.
putting what i said in simpler terms:
drawing more than 75W from the slot wont magically turn the slot off, or anything else like that... if the card has no internal mechanism to deal with the power draw, the wiring feeding the slot will just start to overheat, and bad things can happen.
I'm sure that if a 600W power budget (with appropriate cooling) was available, some excellent performance gains could be achieved, like double or more performance and extra rendering features.