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Graphics card power consumption query.

Hey guys,
I wanted to know about how much power does a R9 280X consume, just the card that is.
It says 236-250 watts TDP, I don't really get that so I was looking for ya guys help to figure it out,
plus just one more thing, will the GTX 760 consume a lot less? because right now the HIS R9280X is about 20-30$ costlier than the ASUS DCUII GTX 760.
Your help is much appreciated
Thank you in advance.
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  1. well, it recomends a 500 watt psu, so it wont use too much. the 250 watt tdp is the limit of how much power the card can consume. it should be fine with a 500 watt psu as long as your cpu doesnt take too much. could you post system specs plz?
  2. The R9 280X uses about 250 watts while game, while the 760 only uses around 150 watts while playing Metro: Last Light max settings.
  3. The R9 280X will consume roughly 240 watts when gaming intensely,so you will need at least a 600W PSU of some well known brands.The GTX 760 the other hand has a TDP of 170W so a good 450-500W PSU will be enough.
    But note that the GTX 760 will run a tad slower than the R9 280X which performs like a GTX 680/770 in games.
  4. Im really confused guys, I mean the R9 consumes a lot more, I would have to pay more in terms of the electricity consumed as well, but its much more powerful as well, aarrgghh! the agony! :P
    Just one more thing,
    My system specs are.
    intel core i7 4770
    Corsair 8 GB 1600 Mhz
    250GB +1TB HDD
    Coolermaster eXtreme power 600 Watts
  5. Danbuscus25 said:
    well, it recomends a 500 watt psu, so it wont use too much. the 250 watt tdp is the limit of how much power the card can consume. it should be fine with a 500 watt psu as long as your cpu doesnt take too much. could you post system specs plz?


    My system specs are.
    intel core i7 4770
    Corsair 8 GB 1600 Mhz
    250GB +1TB HDD
    Coolermaster eXtreme power 600 Watts
  6. Coolermaster 'extreme power' series of PSUs have received poor ratings for reliability when stressed heavily.Just in case you didn't know.
  7. well, if you have to pay the electricity bill, in the long run the more power efficient will save you money.
  8. Anik8 said:
    Coolermaster 'extreme power' series of PSUs have received poor ratings for reliability when stressed heavily.Just in case you didn't know.

    Ok man you have genuinely scared me, Ive had this unit for three years now, I upgraded almost everythimg except the PSU, do ya think that this PSU might harm the components if I keep using it with say, a GTX 760 ?
  9. well, if its 3 years old and sub-par quallity, you should replace it before upgrading anything else.
  10. shouden freud said:
    Anik8 said:
    Coolermaster 'extreme power' series of PSUs have received poor ratings for reliability when stressed heavily.Just in case you didn't know.

    Ok man you have genuinely scared me, Ive had this unit for three years now, I upgraded almost everythimg except the PSU, do ya think that this PSU might harm the components if I keep using it with say, a GTX 760 ?


    I think a gtx 760 will be fine.But if you choose cards with 200+ TDP, I would say,there's some risk.
  11. Anik8 said:
    shouden freud said:
    Anik8 said:
    Coolermaster 'extreme power' series of PSUs have received poor ratings for reliability when stressed heavily.Just in case you didn't know.

    Ok man you have genuinely scared me, Ive had this unit for three years now, I upgraded almost everythimg except the PSU, do ya think that this PSU might harm the components if I keep using it with say, a GTX 760 ?


    I think a gtx 760 will be fine.But if you choose cards with 200+ TDP, I would say,there's some risk.


    Seems all right man, I will get the GTX 760 anyways, but Im thinking of upgrading the psu to something better within a month, how does this sound
    http://mdcomputers.in/products/smps/corsair-smps-vs-650.html?sort=p.price&order=DESC&limit=100
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  13. go with xfx or seasonic PSU
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