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ATi Radeon 3870 Or 4850 & Is My PSU Enough

Desktop: i7 6850K @ 4.3GHz | Titan X (Pascal) | 32GB RAM | 120GB + 500GB SSDs | 2x 5TB HDD in RAID1 Server: G3258 @4.6GHz | 120GB SSD | 2x It depends on quite a few factors. There's only so much you can draw from your power socket! But as you can see in the graphs this is somewhat dependant on one factor, scaling. have a peek here

And he says its a non issue The bottom line is, for 99% of the folks out there single vs. Get the answer th_usernameJul 9, 2008, 6:11 AM yes Nik_IJul 9, 2008, 8:31 AM i'm powering my radeon HD4850 with the same amount of power. AGP cards that need an extra power input will have a molex power connector (9800 Pro for example). Already have an account? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ati-radeon-3870-or-4850-is-my-psu-enough.110511/

The ONLY PSUs that do not deliver the rated output are faulty PSUs. –qasdfdsaq Feb 11 '16 at 21:26 1 @qasdfdsaq: I gave above some quotes from Wikipedia, which support If it passed certification for EITHER that means it's been real world tested with dual graphics cards in a worst case scenario). considering that it competes with the GTX285 i would imagine one of them would be there Dec 31, 2010 at 7:51 AM #15 crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig Joined: Mar 25,

Please help me been driving me nuts!!!!! will his current 650w handle it? Maybe the Quad Core 2,8 and the 4 GB of RAM helps Seriously, I've got this video card since 2008 and there's no PC game able to freeze it at the bad scaling or not its not really worth it.

Let me re word your first sentence to answer the question: I've compiled the list from scratch using data progressively gathered from other sources. An advantage of using power cables directly connected to the PSU is that all this power is not routed via the motherboard. That's their excuse when you have to justify your purchase to yourself or to your geek friend. http://newwikipost.org/topic/lsmdV3CHI99fhWb0fS71jiOPxVfqZ7IA/Overclocked-Sapphire-3870-cooling.html Back to top #10 mark84 mark84 Champion Hero 5,705 posts Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:51 PM Added - GTX 280 OC Updated - 9600 GSO Desktop: i7 6850K @ 4.3GHz

Golem I have an nvidia 3100m in my lenovo t410s and it works. If you're going to crossfire, get a newer card. Typical 3D consumption - is the typical max 3D draw of your card whilst running a regular game, 3D app or possibly even GPGPU task. Also 9600GSO is essentially a fubared 9800GTX chip.

i have a core dou 2ghz and 2gb ram thanks! http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/powersupply-and-3870x2-x2.137287/ This is probably done mostly to cater for OEM requirements. Nvidia for example is limiting its GTX 580 through hardware by measuring the draw of current into the card (though I believe is activated by drivers in particular applications like FurMark) I also have 8 gb RAM.

Click here to tell us Submit accurate Frames Per Second game data to increase your PC accuracy on your profile Is your Hardware Missing on GD? http://mffonline.com/ati-radeon/ati-radeon-4850-vs-4870.php Trent Well maybe I want the laptop for other things, too? Yeah still do there intended job or purpose depending what you want from the computer. If I find a few sites that agree that a setup uses a certain amount more/less than a current known setup, then I plug it in.

Back to top #9 mark84 mark84 Champion Hero 5,705 posts Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:02 PM HD4870 only takes 225w at peak??? ....that can't be right....right? Power consumption does not change a great deal when overclocking (just look at the many OC results in the graphs), a rough guide is to say the power consumption increases at More resources See also solved Will my P4-600W PSU be enough for a GTX 750 ti Graphics Card? Check This Out I can't find it listed on the supported or unsupported list….

A overspecced PSU would run slightly cooler (win!) possibly quieter (if the fans are thermally throttled) and possibly use less power - assuming you get a bronze or better rated PSU. Knowing what any given PSU is capable of in reality is complicated, and empirical measurements on each rail are the only real test. See links at the end of this post for certified PSUs.

Of course i'd get the ASUS card and a $77 Antec EA650 [cheap and good ]but thats just like doing a single 4850 while i could wait for a new PSU

Desktop: i7 6850K @ 4.3GHz | Titan X (Pascal) | 32GB RAM | 120GB + 500GB SSDs | 2x 5TB HDD in RAID1 Server: G3258 @4.6GHz | 120GB SSD | 2x You cannot use it to split to 3 6 pins connectors. Now, the mistake some of you make is to choose your card by using the generation number first. Intel Atom + Nvidia 9xxxm GPUs) run terrible as well.  Even with my Atom N270 overclocked to 2.1 Ghz I was only getting as high as 22FPS in low action scenes

If you're going to crossfire, get a newer card. Browse the Web/ Internet as I am sure you will find what Wattage Power Supply is needed. I have an sony vaio i5 quad core laptop computer with intel(R) HD graphic card. 2gb memory. this contact form I needa buy a card now to test my new build to see if it actually works, and if it doesnt I will be able to return all the pieces I

To further complicate this possibility, when there are two rails that share power through down-regulating, it also happens that either the 12 V rail or the 5 V rail overloads at Learn to listen to your wallet, think with your head and figure out how much power you really need for the games that you play! combining .txt files How many Ents were at the Entmoot?