PSU for the 4870 Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Graphics Last response: August 24, 2010 12:46 AM in Graphics & Displays Share voltaic1008 August 23, 2010 10:47:33 PM I just bought a 4870 from newegg for an ultra cheap gaming rig that I'm fixing together. What power supply is needed to run this card? My other specs are Athlon II X3 440 seagate barracuda 320gb 4gb ddr2 800 ram antec 900 case w/ 4 fans. asus 785g mobo How much amps is needed to run the 4870? (14,15,18 on the 12v rail?) I was thinking of buying: http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de... but I don't think it is enough. Thanks More about : psu 4870 hunter315 a c 194 U Graphics card a c 275 ) Power supply August 23, 2010 10:52:23 PM The 450VX will have plenty of power for a 4870, its more powerful than many 500W units. m 0 l Helltech a c 153 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply August 23, 2010 10:53:41 PM You will be fine since your going with that Corsair, its a good brand and a good build even for them. m 0 l Related resources Radeon HD 4870 w/ 430W PSU - Forum PSU Advice for 4870 - Forum Will this PSU run this AMD HD 4870? - Forum Problem: 4870x2 or PSU? - Forum Can I run ATI HD 4870 with old 500 W PSU? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer voltaic1008 August 24, 2010 12:27:34 AM Ok thanks. I heard this card takes a lot of power and I got a little worried m 0 l Helltech a c 153 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply August 24, 2010 12:46:55 AM voltaic1008 said:Ok thanks. I heard this card takes a lot of power and I got a little worried It does take up quite a bit of power, and you will be pushing it. But you only have one hard drive, aand a handfull of fans. You'll be fine. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMin psu for 1 4870 1gb? Forum PSU with not enough Ampere for a Radeon HD4870? Forum SolvedWill Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W PSU work for Radeon HD 4870 Forum SolvedA 500W PSU for 4870 Forum SolvedXfx 4870 recommended PSU Forum SolvedPSU for HD 4870 Crossfire Forum SolvedGood PSU for Phenom, HD 4870 Forum Solved4870 CrossFire or 5870 with current PSU Forum Will my 550W PSU handle an AMD 4870 ? Forum WTS- 4870, A88GMX AM3 880G AMD Mobo, 750 Watt non modular PSU Forum Can a 380 w PSU handle HD 4870? Forum AMD 4870 512MB | Athlon X2 3800+ | 550w OCZ PSU Forum HD 4870 on dell psu 375W? Forum Can a 400w psu run a 4850 or 4870 gpu? Forum 4870x2 problems (maybe psu faulty) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !