Details for the GTX 590 say that you would need at least a 700watt powersuppy, and 50 amps on a 12v rail. I have a 650 watt TX corsair psu, with 52 amps on the 12v rail. I was wondering if this would be enough to run it with a i7 930 at 4.0ghz, and everything else in my case?
Specs as of right now.
I7 930 at 4.0ghz
ATI 5870 1gb.
320gb, and 1tb storage.
6gb XMS3 memory.
TX 650 corsair PSU.
Silverstone Raven RV02 case.
Just don't mess with the voltage. I've seen plenty of reviews, most I should say, that had no problems. The official explanation is that the ones that blew up were using the wrong driver. The truth is, the 6990 is no alternative for anyone that actually wants to be able to live with one of these cards in the same room.
Seriously lets not have a debate here, lets stay on subject. If I asked about the 6990, then I would have. The sound, and how big it is doesn't appeal to me. I really don't think it would fit in my rv02. My 5870 has 1 or less than an inch from hitting the fan grill.
I just wanted to know if I would have any problems with the PSU I have, and the gtx 590. I really want to try nvidia. I haven't had a product from them since a 5k series.
Also the gtx 590 does have better power consumption right? Correct me if I'm wrong.
I wouldn't call a 700$ gpu junk if somebody is overvolting it, thats their own fault for tinkering with it like that. the MAJORITY of people will get the card, install it, go to the nvidia website and install the latest drivers, not take old drivers and use it on their new card.
It can happen with any card, not just these. I'm not a fan boy, but I've had ati/amd for a while, went from a 4870, to a 5870.
going to the original question, i think he can run the card with the 650w psu, look at the charts, while playing crysis its power consumption was at 512w, it still leaves like 150w left in the power supply, so i dont think he will have a problem and corsair makes high quality products