Just another power supply ...

Hans

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Search the net for Utlra Proucts Ultra X3 and you'll find something like >> this <<. It is a 2 kilowatt PSU with about (only) 150A @ 12V.
So, for those of you who want to run all their pc's with one PSU, this is the one to go for.
For those of you running a quadcore system with three 8800's or so: you can still double your hardware ...  :lol_anim:
 
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Even to me that seems like swatting at flies with a sledgehammer...
 

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"It's not so much that we believe personal computers today need as much as 2000W of power," explains George Ali, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ultra Products. "In fact, most household circuits can't even provide the AC power this unit would require in order to put out 2000W of DC power. But there's the always-inevitable questions of 'Do I have enough power?' or 'Does my power supply have enough juice where my high end components need it.' That is why we have put together this 2000W unit; as the end all of power supplies as far as DC output goes.
so this isn't technically a 2000w PSU then if it cannot physically output that figure due to lack of AC input??
 
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Keep in mind that for commercial applications they would work when you considure that you can have more than a 15a circuit if the AC is wired for it. Look at a server rack for instance. You would not power such with a household AC Circuit. Some servers have many CPU's and not just one or two. So I suspect this is aimed at that market rather than home or small business rigs.
 

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aah, that makes sense now! :laugh: ;)
 

Mark

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Crazy! :mad:

Surely eventually no one will have the money to run a PC in their home as power consumption goes up and up. CPUs run more efficiently now, so I wonder if GPU power consumption will decrease in future years? The current 8800 GTS and GTX cards use a lot of power as it is, even without being in SLI. I suppose manufacturers will manage to decrease power consumption somehow, hopefully?!
 
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Some of the chipmakers are trying to do something about it by reducing the the physical size of the chips. This will allow them to run on less power and produce less heat. It is a constant battle between devoloping new ways to shrink the size of componants versus the demand and competition for newer and faster parts.
 

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Ah right, OK.

The 8800 GTS/GTX GPU chips look pretty big; would be good if they could get them smaller. I have to say the power consumption of the cards has put me off buying either of them. I would have to stop folding@home if I got such a card, as power consumption under load would be really high, and cost a fair bit to run the system.
 
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That is a hard call. Folding really does not put a real strain on the vid card. Keep in mind that when not in use very little power is drawn. Basically you would have to push the card in a game or for that short period of time during startup that it would actually draw a lot. Just like a PSU. When your not under load there is not a lot drawing power so what you draw from the wall is also not that much.

Thoughj it is ultimately your call on what is considured to be too much cost to afford.
 

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I was under the impression using Folding@Home software would strain the graphics card, but if you say not then that changes it I guess.

Thanks for the tip. :biggthumbsup:
 
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I was under that same impression but they told me over at Stanford I was wrong. Only certain setups use the graphics card to any real extent and they had no plans of doing more with that then.
 

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Slowly getting back to the older modular computers are we not? I remember the old IBM server rooms we had at the bank I used to work at. Big stuff.
 
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