580w PSU and new gpu Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx GPUs HD Graphics Last response: December 4, 2011 8:33 PM in Graphics & Displays Share pilgrim_uk December 4, 2011 6:50:48 PM Hello, Currently looking at an upgrade to my GPU from my 8800GT 512mb Basically my specs are all ok apart from the PSU which is a hiper type R 580W (Please dont ask me to upgrade) on both the 12V lines its say in the manual +12v1 0.2a/20a +12v2 0.0a/18a I presume this means I have 38a on the 12v line? Now after looking for a while I guess im out of the running for the new cards that require this 75w line? (im confused here) so my only choice is the older range of cards below: Discrete: GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 460 768 MB, GTX 460 SE, GTX 550 Ti Discrete: HD 4870, HD 5770, HD 4890, HD 5830, HD 6770, HD 6790 Is this right? After researching for a new graphics card came across a few sites that might be useful for anybody looking: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/279391-10-power-req... http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm That might be useful for other folk. More about : 580w psu gpu ko888 a c 560 U Graphics card December 4, 2011 8:11:33 PM Quote:I presume this means I have 38a on the 12v line? You presume incorrectly. The label affixed to the Hiper Type R 580W power supply shows a MAX Combined Wattage for +12V1 & +12V2 is 360W. That's only a maximum of 30 Amps. Some graphics cards that should work: GeForce GTX 560 Ti GeForce GTX 560 GeForce GTX 550 Ti Radeon HD 6970 as long as you don't run FurMark or OCCT GPU stress testing Radeon HD 6950 Radeon HD 6870 pilgrim_uk December 4, 2011 8:27:53 PM Cheers ko888 I knew it couldn't be that simple. Originally had the 560ti down as one to buy but the more it was researched the more confusing things got so played it safe. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ko888 a c 560 U Graphics card December 4, 2011 8:33:13 PM I don't include the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition in the list because that card consumes more power, most likely beyond your power supply's capability. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGeForce GTX 470, 580W Psu Enough? Forum Solved$20 580w PSU? what the heck? Forum Will my Be Quiet Straight Power E9 580W CM PSU be able to run smoothly the ASUS GTX 760 OC (GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5) VGA card? Forum Is a 580W PSU enough for me? Forum Replacement for Hiper 580w Typer-R PSU Forum Installing Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Toxic and Tagan 580W TG580-U15 PSU Forum SolvedCan my PSU handle new GPU Forum Hyper 580W PSU Enough power??? Forum Mushkin 580W PSU Forum 8800 GTX + Hiper Type R 580W PSU? Forum What might cause PSU to die like this? (Hiper type-r 580w) Forum SolvedGetting new GPU and PSU Forum PSU Hiper Type-R modular 580W? Forum P5WD2 Premium + Dual Core CPU + Hiper 580w PSU Forum SolvedCompletely confused on compatibility for a new GPU and PSU. Forum SolvedWhich TFX PSU Acer Aspire X3470 with new GPU Forum Solvedi want to buy a new gpu and need to know i need a new psu? Forum Solvedi want ot buy a new gpu and need to know about my psu Forum SolvedWill my PSU accommodate a new GPU I bought but stupidly didn't read the fine print on? Forum SolvedIs a new PSU necessary to overclock my cpu and gpu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !