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Low Power 9600GT worth it?

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:22 am
by plympton
Anyone know the ACTUAL power draw difference between the regular nVidia 9600GT and the new no-power-connector-needed Low Power 9600GT? I'm thinking about replacing my passive 3850 with one due to driver problems (er, Hackintosh :-))

I'll probably throw my Accelero on there from my 3850, so I'm not worried about the fan noise, but want something no more power sucking than the card its replacing, as I'm already idling too high.

Low Power:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814500104

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130485

Thanks!

-Dan

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:07 am
by alphabetbackward
I also wonder about the low power 9800 GT's as well. From what I can tell, there's two BFG and one PNY on Newegg.

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:21 am
by plympton
alphabetbackward wrote:I also wonder about the low power 9800 GT's as well. From what I can tell, there's two BFG and one PNY on Newegg.
And 2 Zotacs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814500113

MSI...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127441

Hmm.. didn't even think about the possibility of a 9800GT. Not much difference in price these days.

Looking for lowest idle-power, since I rarely game these days (but want the option)

-Dan