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NVIDIA Geforce 8500GT Watts?

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January 26, 2010 6:46:09 PM

Hi there,

I hope someone can help me, I would like to know what the NVIDIA Geforce 8500GT's power consumption is in watts?

I would also like to know what the NVIDIA Geforce 9800GT's power consumption is in watts, I want to compare the two.

Any info will be much appreciated :) 

thanx, Tristan
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February 2, 2010 1:57:19 AM

Dude, both pieces of info are on Nvidia's website, take a look around and you shall see :) 
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February 2, 2010 2:11:58 AM

9800GT and 8500GT, at least for the versions on my chart: (in Watts)


8500GT:
Idle: 14
Peak 2D: 19
Typical 3D: 27
Peak 3D: no entry (go with typical)

9800GT:
Idle: 35
Peak 2D: 41
Typical 3D: 81
Peak 3D: 124

Though in terms of Graphics performance there is no comparison. What do you want this GPU for?
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February 2, 2010 3:21:40 AM

EXT64 said:
9800GT and 8500GT, at least for the versions on my chart: (in Watts)


8500GT:
Idle: 14
Peak 2D: 19
Typical 3D: 27
Peak 3D: no entry (go with typical)

9800GT:
Idle: 35
Peak 2D: 41
Typical 3D: 81
Peak 3D: 124

Though in terms of Graphics performance there is no comparison. What do you want this GPU for?

Nvidia list the 9800GT @105w but THG list the 8800GT @111w but they are essentially the same card with the exact same clock speeds and the 8500's specs are no longer listed on the Nvidia site but THG list it as requiring 29.7w peak.
February 2, 2010 11:03:30 AM

8500gt:

A GeForce 8500 GT requires you to have a 350 Watt power supply unit; if you use it in a high-end system (high spec CPU/Memory, lot's of optical and HD's). That power supply needs to have (in total) at least 22 Amps available on the 12 volts rails.

9800gt:

425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more*
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February 2, 2010 11:18:21 AM

clever_noob said:
8500gt:

A GeForce 8500 GT requires you to have a 350 Watt power supply unit; if you use it in a high-end system (high spec CPU/Memory, lot's of optical and HD's). That power supply needs to have (in total) at least 22 Amps available on the 12 volts rails.

9800gt:

425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more*

Don't quote manufacturers recommendations. They are extremely imprecise and uniformly inflated, nothing to do with reality really.
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February 2, 2010 11:19:13 AM

BurningIce said:
Hi there,

I hope someone can help me, I would like to know what the NVIDIA Geforce 8500GT's power consumption is in watts?

I would also like to know what the NVIDIA Geforce 9800GT's power consumption is in watts, I want to compare the two.

Any info will be much appreciated :) 

thanx, Tristan

http://mark.zoomcities.com/images/gfx/GFXpowerchartby3d...
February 2, 2010 7:39:13 PM

Thanks for your info you guys :) 

well I currently have a 450Watt power supply

The current hardware I have is:

Processor: Dual-Core 2.5Ghz E5200
Graphics card: GeForce 8500GT 1024mb
Hard Drives: 1x 250GB SATA
CD/DVD Drives: 1x DVD-RW Drive
RAM: 1GB DDR2 (single chip)

The case I'm using has 2 120mm LED fans and 1 40mm LED fan

I don't have all my RAM chips in at the moment, besides that my Power supply seems to be enough for my current hardware... Now I'm wondering will it still be enough if I change the GeForce 8500GT card for a GeForce 9800GT, I thought I'd ask on here first before changing it. Don't want to burn out my hardware.

I think it should be enough but better safe then sorry right

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February 2, 2010 8:10:44 PM

What brand is your 450W and what is its 12V amperage? A poor no-name 450W might not be able to, but a reputable one with good 12V amps will have no issue.
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February 3, 2010 1:03:03 AM

Even a no name brand 450w PSU should be able to handle one of the newer 9800GTs without the power connector. Unless it's absolutely terrible.
February 3, 2010 2:05:49 AM

The brand is XGR, according to me its not a very well known brand since I've never really heard of it, however I've never heard anything bad about this brand, only good which is at least comforting.

Sadly the PSU box it came in shows no amps ect but on the PSU itself it says +12V and then right under it stands 20A. Its a 20 and 24 ATX power supply so it can power up SATA devices without having to put on a converter on one of the ends
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February 3, 2010 10:36:49 AM

Well, 20a on the 12V is 240W, which should be plenty for the low power (no external power connector) 9800GTs. The other version would probably work too, but if possible go for the one without a power connector.
February 3, 2010 11:24:01 AM

Thanks EXT64 appreciate it :) 
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February 3, 2010 11:31:07 AM

@BurningIce, I'm curious you say in your motto "Nothing is impossible", so can you lick your elbows then? :??: 
February 5, 2010 8:24:00 PM

haha good one. Well you see, if I cut off my arms then I will be able to lick them :p 
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February 5, 2010 8:33:40 PM

Technically that would be cheating, surely. :lol: 
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