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ATi Radeon 3870 Or 4850 & Is My PSU Enough

Not so quickly. Most PSUs are 80% efficient over most of their range and you arn't going to draw more power than you will use. tldr: Don't cheap out on your power supply As for the actual ratings, I tend to use a PSU calculator and add a bit of headroom for what wattage to buy. Well, if you're using such a powerful gpu with a slow cpu, lik an Intel E4300, it just won't work as you want it to. his comment is here

Your own graphs have shown that the 4870 512 is slightly better than the 3870x2. Posts: 3,436 +145 Why the Evga AKIBO 8800gt? Considering the history of Blizzard, they've always geared their games for the masses.  Which means below mainstream gfx cards and not even *thinking* about enthusiast cards.  Naturally, beefy cards still work On the GTX 285 a 54MHz clock increase caused an 11W increase in power draw. 8.3% increased clocks for a 7.3% power increase. check it out

herpmeprease uhh, so I have the ATI Radeon 4350, if I am playing it at low settings, would I still have a decent framerate? You get at least 30% better performance according to the release charts. Online vs Retail Parts Backup System Computer Case Best CPUs CPU Cooler External Storage Hard Drive (HDD) Memory (RAM) Monitors Power Supplies SSD SSD: Solid State Drive FAQ What SSD size It's something that has been hyped up by marketing folks on BOTH SIDES of the fence. .... ...

I've based my calculations mainly off xbitlabs readings, which is about as accurate anyone can get. My System is in my profile Thanks, Tim Aug 15, 2008 #1 Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431 +32 Actually, your PSU only delivers a combined total of 29A on Not everyone have vast knowledge on video cards. Register now!

A good quality PSU will be more reliable, in the sense that its actual output will be nearer the labelled capacity. a office PC (using max 100W) with a 300Watt PSU which is capable of delivering 200 Watt on a +12v rail (16 amp) will do just fine in many cases where Obviously it would be better to get something better than what is stated. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds.

Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... What is the car? Confusing, isn't it? CHIP: Amd Athlon 7850 Dual Core processor 2.80GhzGPU: ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDRR5 RAM: 2GOS: Windows 7 64-bit adam  nothing http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609251917 Neill Greathouse  I agree with Adam, you should be

There's only so much you can draw from your power socket! http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/powersupply-and-3870x2-x2.137287/ and seriously a modxstream pro 600w those units are garbage and a half there medicoure mid range units that have a MAX of 600w Corsair units are rated at Continuous a Most new PSUs come with one 6-pin connector and a 6+2-pin connector, so the latter can be used as a second power connector without the 2-pin part. It needs about 1000MHz more than that to run well.

MrCreatorz Will my AMD A6-3600 APU with Radeon HD graphics (2.10 GHz) If so, will it run at High, medium, or low? this content Disarium Dilemma Micro Marines : Arming the Miniature Army Replacing underscore by comma and removing double quotes in CSV Why would one aim off when navigating with a map and compass? The more add-in cards and hard drives that a system has, the more amperage draw on the 12V rail. Link Alright, below is based loosley on the format that michael999 had started in his thread but with lots more data and info. *** Please, if you find any info related

So pretty much when 3 years gone by it is worthless. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609251917 Neill Greathouse  Definitely, at 720P Alan I have the MacBook pro 2009 17″ featuring a  NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT. Now, some of you may not agree with this, as you'll say that it's good to have headroom for future games. weblink I've tried to normalise all the readings found at the various websites against cards that have been properly tested (ie at the card itself, PEG slot, PEG power connectors etc) for

So stop being a pansy your assumptions are proven correct the unit will be fine. Eg for the 250W limit of the HD6970 this means you can alter the power limit from 200W up to 300W. Triangles and mangled textures everywhere with big invisible diamond shapes all over the place.

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Note: it doesn't have to be the Best of the Best but is it in todays standard of PC's. These factors include the following: (In general order of which effects peak power the most to the least) Die size/chip architecture/fabrication process (110nm/90nm/65nm/55nm etc) - Smaller process equals a smaller die, Danny Marenger i've a Nvidia Geforce 9200 graphic card  is that would work with doablo 3 ? thanks solved is this psu enough for this cards?

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609251917 Neill Greathouse You should be fine, Diablo III is not taxing. 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 With volt modding power draw gets insane quite quickly. http://quodsoftware.com/ati-radeon/ati-radeon-3870-overheating.html If you use SLI/Crossfire or even better (or worse in this case), make sure to team up your video cards with a blazing fast quad-core CPU.

if anything needs upgraded pls let me know. So I'll call those results borked. Peak 3D consumtion - should be considered an unlikely and rare case for a GPU. Or what you can also do is get 2x GTS450, they cost about $70-$80 each new.

Just keep in mind that many older generation, higher-end models are often faster than some of the newer models, so make sure to google benchmarks and to compare prices! 3- Not That's their excuse when you have to justify your purchase to yourself or to your geek friend. You can find them on newegg for $89 after rebate and the performance is not a whole lot different than a 3870. rather a i7, i5 or i3 with those Quad Cores.

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