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 504 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 504 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 Hiper 580W Type R for GTX 560: 12V 20 amp rail? Forum What graphics cards will work on a hyper type-r 580w power supply unit Forum 580w enough power Forum Is a 580W PSU enough for me? Forum $20 580w PSU ? what the heck? Forum Installing Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Toxic and Tagan 580W TG580-U15 PSU Forum Hyper 580W PSU Enough power??? Forum 8800 GTX + Hiper Type R 580W PSU ? Forum ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W Forum Hiper 580w ok for an 8800 GTS 640mb? Forum Help! PSU underpowering GPU causes spontaneous reboot? Forum 8800 GTX - Hiper R 580w Help!!! Forum Tagan 580W U22 (2force) Forum Hiper 580W HLC-2M1P-15 adapter HELP Forum Jeantech 600w (JN-600-AP) or the Hiper 580w (HPU-4K580-MK)? Forum Hiper Type R 580w for x1900xtx??? Any other recommendations Forum No POST with new video card Forum Dirt 3 HD6950 2gb Fault or Bad PSU? PC SHUTS DOWN!Help? Forum Monitor will not work with new PSU Forum [Solved] 560 Ti or 6870 for my PSU? 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 !