580w PSU and new gpu


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:



That might be useful for other folk.
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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