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Windows 7: May attempt dual GPU?

02 Nov 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
No your i7 will push that 980 or a Sli'd pair nicely !
And ok, thank you! I was only questioning because my CPU is a third-generation processor, that being with a lower clock speed than the fourth-generation CPU's.

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02 Nov 2014   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eblim View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The EVGA 980 Classified has a max power draw of 165W. 2 of them won't require near the power everyone expects. A Quality 850 will be more than sufficient.
EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0 - 04G-P4-2988-KR
Specs require 500w minimum. I think that's the number everyone is looking at. Yes it may work with 850W, but I'm thinking about the strain I'd be putting on my PSU, which is why I questioning it.
The specs also say max power draw of 145 Watts. That means the max 2 would pull is 290W. That leaves 560 Watts for your 95 Watt CPU and everything else. It's your computer, so you can do whatever you want, and should. Most PSU's the 'sweet spot' is in the 60-70% of max. That's when they are most efficient.
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04 Nov 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

They are 2 excellent suggestions Alan.

EVGA has great support and I recommend their Cards and PSU`s

Here`s a PNY
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