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Can my PSU handle GTX 460

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September 7, 2010 2:46:57 PM

Hi, I got a FSP 400-60APN 400W 80+ Bronze PSU and my current specs are:
Amd Phenom II x4 965 BE
Gigabyte-GA-790XTA-UD4
4gb ddr3
HD radeon 5770
7200 RPM IDE HD
No sound card/PCI-slots

and I've had no problems whatsoever. Now I'm planning on buying a gigabyte GTX 460 768 mb and was wondering if my 400w quality PSU can handle it?

http://www.itbankeurope.com/FSP400-60APN_/

Thanks.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 2:53:39 PM

34 € = $ ???

That link is lack of info, it doesn't mentioned about the amperage of each rails...
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 2:54:46 PM

A GTX 460 is probably asking a bit too much, especially if you want to OC.
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a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 2:56:28 PM

GTX460 on a 400W would be stretching it. Would suggest getting something a little bit bigger around the 550W mark.
a c 189 U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 3:13:05 PM

It does say 400W, but on it's specification it says that Power Supply: 300W.

Get a quality PSU, buddy, do not cheap on PSU, it's the most important thing inside your PC...
a c 235 U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 9:49:05 PM

it has 29a on the 12v so based on the spec it should run...personally I would use a better PSU
a c 1363 U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 10:29:46 PM

Go for something better. It might run for a while but could have instability issues and possible blow up one day and take other components with it.
a c 153 U Graphics card
September 7, 2010 10:33:08 PM

As CT and Rolli said, it should work, but I have a feeling it won't last, won't work well, and could have stability issues. Pick a good brand, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ, Antec, Silverstone.
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2010 4:36:17 AM

are you getting the 460 to overclock ??
I was looking at a move to a 460 1GB as well from a 5770
but I get discouraged by the hierarchy charts
not really feeling confident it would be worth it for a few extra frames and 2xAA
but i'm also pretty cheap
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 8, 2010 5:06:27 AM

The GTX 460 1gb is a decent upgrade over the HD5770. At stock for 1080p it is about 30% faster but it can also overclock to a much larger degree. Usually the HD5770 can OC about 10-15% while the GTX 460 can OC 30-35%. With that taken into account an OCed GTX 460 1gb should be a little over 50% faster than an OCed HD5770.
a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 11:17:39 PM

jyjjy said:
The GTX 460 1gb is a decent upgrade over the HD5770. At stock for 1080p it is about 30% faster but it can also overclock to a much larger degree. Usually the HD5770 can OC about 10-15% while the GTX 460 can OC 30-35%. With that taken into account an OCed GTX 460 1gb should be a little over 50% faster than an OCed HD5770.



wow thats pretty generous don't you think?
a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2010 11:46:34 PM

spentshells said:
wow thats pretty generous don't you think?



Not really, at stock speeds a gtx 470 is within 10% of a 5770 crossfire. For that matter , so is a 5870. Keep that in mind, a overclocked gtx 460 at 850mhz starts equaling a gtx 470@607mhz.
Some gtx 460's will overclock to 900, 920, and ones like the Hawk -960.
Almost any gtx 460 will hit 840-850 with no voltage adjustment, Nvidia is positioning these cards to become popular. Something they lost being late with Fermi, and then the criticisms around direct comparisons with the cooler running 58XX cards. They had to know that their market share would eventually show them now being 2nd VS 1st, and the GTX 460 is partly their counter strike.
Trying to explain why the gtx 460 is such a sleeper overclocker.
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 11, 2010 4:48:49 AM

spentshells said:
wow thats pretty generous don't you think?

Which numbers are you referring to exactly?
a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2010 5:58:50 AM

oh the 50% more performance part thats all
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 11, 2010 8:29:42 AM

Well it follows from the other numbers. Admittedly that is assuming performance scales with clock speed which isn't always exactly the case.
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