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New graphics card with a 500w 12v 22A power supply

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 23, 2011 9:29:20 PM

I want to get a new graphics card, but my power supply is a EA500D green 12V 22A. Does anyone know of any good graphics cards that will be able to work in my computer? Preferably under $200.
a c 179 U Graphics card
a c 248 ) Power supply
October 23, 2011 9:37:21 PM

Lets straighten some things out first. Power requirements listed for cards are actually for the whole system so they are referring to the combined power between the 12 V rails. Your EA500D has 2 12 V rails with 22 A limits on each one and 444 W (37 A) available between the two of them, its that 37 A number that is important. The EA500D can run pretty much any single card, i wouldn't run a GTX 480 on it, but something like a 560 Ti or a 6950 are well within its capabilities.
October 23, 2011 9:43:07 PM

oh thank you very much
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a c 179 U Graphics card
a c 248 ) Power supply
October 23, 2011 10:19:04 PM

Newegg has pictures of the sticker with the load table on it which is where i got the number from. Its also in the product flyer

At the bottom of the output table it says "+12V1, +12V2 Maximum combined output 444 W", 444 W divided by 12 V is 37 A.