HD 3850 power consumption?
It's PSU requirements are 450w according to some page... but I'm not sure what to think... This one indicates it takes quite little power, no?
Could my 400 watt Antec smartpower 2.0 maybe power it?
I'm replacing my 6600 gt card and have a hard time finding something that is noticeably better but still can be run without buying a new PSU.
I looked at the XLX 9600 gso (XXX version or not) which according to the XLX offical site has 400 watt as a requirement.
But in tests that one takes more power than the hd3850:
So I'm pulling my hair out here, trying to decide whether to buy a card that needs 450 watt officially, but that in real seems to need less, or one that needs more but has 400 watt as a req.
Also, the hd3850 version I'm looking at is a 256 mb MSI OC-factory version, which maybe has higher power demands than a normal one... huh.