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Power usage of X700 AGP and X1600 pro AGP

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July 11, 2006 6:40:20 PM

Can someone tell me roughly how much power these drain relative to Radeon 9800 PRO? The latter's fan is dead and I want to replace it, but I have a dell with a crappy PSU so I need to know. Thanks
July 11, 2006 6:57:48 PM

Google.

Or try the website from ati or the manufacturer (example:sapphire). Then search for the system requirements.
July 11, 2006 6:58:24 PM

I believe they consume less power than the 9800pro, more efficient and newer architecture! I have no figure though....maybe someone else does?
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July 11, 2006 7:05:43 PM

the difference is about 10 watts less.
July 11, 2006 9:19:24 PM

As the other guys pointed out you should be able to run either of those cards just fine.

It case you haven't considered it, the X800GTO I think would also be a good candidate. You shouldn't have problems powering it either and it would be faster than both of the cards that you were looking at.
July 11, 2006 9:39:40 PM

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As the other guys pointed out you should be able to run either of those cards just fine.

It case you haven't considered it, the X800GTO I think would also be a good candidate. You shouldn't have problems powering it either and it would be faster than both of the cards that you were looking at.


Good point, and unless im mistaken then the x800GTO is similar price to both those cards (No more than $40 more?)
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July 11, 2006 10:41:23 PM

As it has been posted in other threads if you looking at getting a replacement for your old 9800 you may want to look at ATI website for some good cheap deals.

http://shop.ati.com/searchresults.asp?dept_id=39

As long as your not concerned about 3.0 sm (which you shouldn't) then the x8X0 will eat the x700 (on x700 is 2.0b sm)[/i] and x1600 cards and are cheaper to boot.
July 12, 2006 12:33:58 AM

Thank you. (sees artifacts everywhere and can barely read)

edit: yes, i'm still using the frying card (but obviously wont load it with a game, it overheats and shuts down)
July 12, 2006 12:25:21 PM

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Thank you. (sees artifacts everywhere and can barely read)

edit: yes, i'm still using the frying card (but obviously wont load it with a game, it overheats and shuts down)


Just take out the frying card, use the onboard graphics until you get the new card!

An overheating graphics card could damage your AGP port, which wouldn't be good news!
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