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8800gtx Power Requirements

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  • Nvidia
  • Power Supplies
  • Power
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 7, 2007 5:22:35 PM

I want to get an 8800 on newegg, but my problem is that it says that you need:
Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.)

Does this mean any ATX 12V PSU with over 450 watts will work? Or do I need to look if it also has 28 amps (which I don't know what it is, or how to look for it.)

More about : 8800gtx power requirements

March 7, 2007 8:23:54 PM

well you need at least 450w, BUT amperage is far more important, for gtx you need at least 28amps on 12v rails(combined)

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how to look for it?


look for "output"
ex. +3.3V@28A,+5V@30A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,
+12V4@18A,-12V@0.5A,+5VSB@3.0A

^12v amps is what you need to look for