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Zotac GTX 550 Ti AMP Edition

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 6, 2011 12:09:55 AM

So I have already ordered the card. But I am going for a second opinion on power consumption...
Referencing this article:
says the card consumes 102 watts on full load. I know that is quite a bit of power for 1 card at times but. Would a 475 watt PSU that is going to run my whole rig good enough or should dedicate the card a 350 watt PSU?

System Specs:
AMD Phenom 2 X2 @ 3.2GHz @ 80 Watts
10GB DDR3 1333 RAM @ 1.5V
320GB WD HDD @ 5.4k RPM

I have:
475 & 350 watt PSU

Main question: Can I use my 475 watt power supply already running my rig or should I bring in my 350 Watt PSU to be dedicated to the Zotac AMP! GTX 550 Ti.
a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 11:01:56 AM

Nah you'll be fine. Adding 1 W for each GB of RAM, at best 10W for each drive still has you well below the power threshhold.
a c 173 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 12:47:16 PM

what make and model psu is it? you shouldnt need to run a second psu.