XFX 4890 XXX PCI 6pins concern


it requires two 6-pins PCI express connectors, but I only have one.

I'm using 500W , http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129422

Due to XFX advice, they don't support 4-pins molar to 6-pins.

Is there anyway I can do without upgrading the PSU?

If not, can you recommend a PSU with 2 6pins PCI plugs or extra 8pins (for future proof). I don't want to spend a lot of money on PSU.
6 answers Last reply
More about 4890 6pins concern
  1. Most people use the 4-pin psu to 6-pin pci-e adapter.
    Your power supply has enough amps.
    I don't see any problems.

    500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
    This should be fine:

  2. The graphic card I am buying uses 2x 6pins and going to overclock to max using ATI overdrive. By the way, I need at least 2x 6pins and this PSU 132563 is too expensive. 8pins is essential for faster graphic card on the future but I don't need it yet.

    Does these helps?


  3. ^ those are both rubbish. for a PSU with that sort of wattage, you should be looking at the £70-90 range.
  4. Corsair.
  5. I used a 6pin to 2x 6+2 pin cable splitter, works a treat! my psu is CIT-750w 26amp per rail, cost me about £60 from maplin. and that runs my XFX 4890 XXX
  6. Come back when it fails so we can recommend a decent one.
Ask a new question

Read More

Radeon PCI PCI Express Graphics