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Will this videocard fit on my motherboard and will it get enough power?

So my current videocard is the Radeon HD 5750, installed on a M4A88T-M motherboard. I want to upgrade this videocard from a Radeon HD 5750 to a Radeon HD 7870.

Now my question is, does the Radeon HD 7870 fit on my current motherboard like the Radeon HD 5750 or do I need to buy a new one? And also, can my current power supply with 350Watt, power the new Radeon HD 7870?

Thanks in advance, I appreciate everything you guys are doing on this website.
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    7870, requires around 274w of power on full load, so your cutting it fine, I would upgrade to a quality 550w unit.

    7870 will fit your motherboard as it supports PCIev2 and no heatsinks should obstruct the card.
  2. das_stig said:
    7870, requires around 274w of power on full load, so your cutting it fine, I would upgrade to a quality 550w unit.

    7870 will fit your motherboard as it supports PCIev2 and no heatsinks should obstruct the card.


    And do I need a specific 550w PSU or will any 550w PSU do?
  3. A 7870 is fair chunk of change and you don't want a cheap psu blowing it. Looked t keep price down while choosing quality.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $65.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 11:56 EDT-0400)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£68.09 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £68.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 15:59 GMT+0000)
  4. das_stig said:
    A 7870 is fair chunk of change and you don't want a cheap psu blowing it. Looked t keep price down while choosing quality.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $65.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 11:56 EDT-0400)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£68.09 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £68.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 15:59 GMT+0000)


    Thanks a lot for the information! I'm not very familiar with PSU's so are the PSU's you just listed some examples of what kind of PSU I should be buying or will any 500~600w PSU work?
  5. minkey said:


    Thanks a lot for the information! I'm not very familiar with PSU's so are the PSU's you just listed some examples of what kind of PSU I should be buying or will any 500~600w PSU work?


    He is saying that you want a high quality PSU, as some manufactures make very poor PSUs. Yes any 550W or more PSU will work, but it may also cause problems if it is a very cheap (poor quality one).

    Here is another forum I use that has a great breakdown on quality brand PSUs.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
  6. psychodegu said:
    minkey said:


    Thanks a lot for the information! I'm not very familiar with PSU's so are the PSU's you just listed some examples of what kind of PSU I should be buying or will any 500~600w PSU work?


    He is saying that you want a high quality PSU, as some manufactures make very poor PSUs. Yes any 550W or more PSU will work, but it may also cause problems if it is a very cheap (poor quality one).

    Here is another forum I use that has a great breakdown on quality brand PSUs.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies


    Thanks a lot for the extra information, I really appreciate all the help I'm getting on this website!

    Which ones do you suggest for a Sapphire Radeon Hd 7870 video card?
  7. The one above that I gave you !
  8. das_stig said:
    The one above that I gave you !

    Alright thanks!
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