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Will this system be able to run SLI?

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February 1, 2010 10:48:31 AM

Hello all,

Probably this question has been asked 1003+ times before, but it would be great if you can give your opinion about the following.
The question is if it is possible to run a system with below specs in SLI configuration:

MB: ASUS P6Tv2
CPU: Intel i7 950 3.06 GHz @ 3.60 GHz
RAM: Kingston 3x 2GB PC16000
SSD: 1x 64GB
HHD: 1x 500GB running 7.200 rpm + 1x 150GB 10.000 rpm
GPU: 2x ASUS Radeon EAH 5870
PSU: Coolermaster 700W

Currently one GPU is installed and everything runs fine.
But a second GPU is on its way and I'm not sure about the 700W... so I wanted to know if this will run or not so, if needed, I can order a new PSU.

Thanx in advance !!
Greetz, Bresso

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a b ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 10:57:14 AM

As the new Graphics Crads are extremely efficient, so you'll be safe with that PSU.

It'll run, say, in between 650W-700W

You'll probably fine with two Radeon 5870




GooD LucK
a b ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 11:01:43 AM

Hi newcomer and welcom to the Tom´s hardware forum.

This is your mobo, support SLI and CrosFirex.

Now, with 2x5870 is CrosFirex, NOT SLI. And the PSU is enough for the rig and the CrosFireX
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a b ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 11:17:49 AM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcom to the Tom´s hardware forum.

This is your mobo, support SLI and CrosFirex.

Now, with 2x5870 is CrosFirex, NOT SLI. And the PSU is enough for the rig and the CrosFireX



Yeah,
Its not SLI but its CrossFire
February 1, 2010 11:28:23 AM

That is great news !!

I will install the card asap and let you know if it works.
Thanx for the quick response !!
a b ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 11:32:15 AM

Good LucK
a b ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 11:52:11 AM

Any time, that's what we're here for.
a b ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 11:57:14 AM

saint19 said:
Any time, that's what we're here for.



I agree
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 1, 2010 12:29:47 PM

You should not have any problems.

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

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, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

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

The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.

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