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Desktop power supply needed to use Quadro FX 580

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December 10, 2010 7:11:59 PM

Hello, I want to use a Quadro FX 580 graphics card, which has a max power consumption of 40W, in a premium desktop computer that has a 300W power supply. Will this work or will I need additional power?
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 11, 2010 2:48:29 AM

It should be fine, tell me the rest of your pc specs to be sure.

The whole quadro lineup is ridiculously overpriced, because they're "professional" cards, it's just complete BS to make people buy those inferiror cards at a much higher price than they should be. Any 100-ish$ card from the GeForce 400 series will humilliate that quadro on anything you want it to do.
December 20, 2010 2:39:13 PM

DELL Inspiron 580
Intel® Core™ i3 3.2GHz
Cache Memory 4MB
System Memory (RAM) 6GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 8GB
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Type SATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size 750GB
Graphics Intel® HD

I've read a lot about graphics cards recently because I need to run SolidWorks on this computer. Between the SolidWorks recommended and tested list of cards and user reviews, I decided on the FX 580 because it was relatively cheap but should also give me full capability in SolidWorks.
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