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Will this PSU handle a 5870?

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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 6:28:13 PM

I was thinking about buying a single ATI 5870 1GB, but I'm not too sure if my PSU is enough for it.

Specs:
Coolermaster Realpower 520W PSU
MSI P43 Mobo
C2D E8400 @ 3Ghz
4GB DDR2-1066 Ram
700GB HDD
Antec 900 with standard fans

Is 520 watts enough? Or will I need to upgrade to something better?

Thanks!

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a c 248 ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 8:40:53 PM

The power supply is adequate for powering a system with one ATI Radeon HD 5870 video card.

Here are the official power requirements for the new ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 video cards.


ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

500 Watt or greater power supply with two, 75watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors recommended.

600 Watt or greater power supply and four, 75 watt, 6 pin, PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.


ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

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

The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 15, 2009 8:26:18 PM

Alright then, I'll order one soon.

Thanks alot!
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