Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Ati HD 5850 1gb and my PSU?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 1, 2009 1:17:01 PM

Hi Guys, I was I currently have a Thermaltake W0121ru 600w power supply.
http://www.eworldsale.com/ews_product_6159_29406.html . Do you think that this power supply could handle the new ATI HD 5850 or 5870? I have an i7920 processor, 6gb ddr3, 1hdd, 1dvdrw drive.

More about : ati 5850 1gb psu

a c 173 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 1, 2009 1:23:15 PM

You are getting a little close to it's max. Sure a 650w can run a i7 with two 9800gt in sli but a 5850 with a 600w maybe. Go ahead and get the card and if the volts on the 12v rail dip below 11.4v get a new psu. If the psu makes all sorts of strange sounds while in use get a new on.
m
0
l
October 1, 2009 1:29:10 PM

I have a hd4850 right now, i haven't had any problems with it at all. Is the 5850 that much more power demanding than the 4850?
m
0
l
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2009 1:29:39 PM

Google doesn't give us the max combined wattage on the 12V rails (should be on the label), so there's no way to tell whether it'll work or not.

A 450W Corsair PSU will power your rig with a 5850, but this Thermaltake 600W might not, it all depends on the max combined wattage on the 12V rails.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2009 1:31:03 PM

feroc1ty said:
I have a hd4850 right now, i haven't had any problems with it at all. Is the 5850 that much more power demanding than the 4850?


It uses 40W more and considering the fact you should always stay under 80% of the max combined 12V rails load, you need 50W more on the 12V rails.
m
0
l
October 1, 2009 1:38:20 PM

before i got that psu, it had a psu with 2 12v rails both with 19amps at each, if i put it back in, you think it would be enough?
m
0
l
October 1, 2009 1:39:18 PM

it was a 500watt psu 2 12v rails 19amp at both.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2009 2:12:40 PM

feroc1ty said:
it was a 500watt psu 2 12v rails 19amp at both.


It depends on the max combined wattage of those 12V rails, this could be less that 2X19A*12V = 456, it also has to have two PCI-E connectors.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2009 2:31:38 PM

hopkiller said:
Use this http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp. It will give a general number that would need to run the rig. If yous is above the numbers it should work. But if it is borderline, I would be careful. Worst comes to worst, you buy a larger power supply.


It's fairly easy actually:

[130W (CPU) + 15W (hard drive and fans) + 20W (DVD-RW) + 150W (HD 5850) or 190W (HD 5870)]*(10/8) = 400W (34amps) or 450W (38 amps) combined max wattage of the 12V rails, you also need two PCI-E connectors.
m
0
l
!