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[Chart] PSU Wattage Needed for HD 6xxx Series GPU

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December 11, 2011 6:11:19 PM

Many people wonder if there PSU will handle a certain card. Or if it is in Crossfire mode if it will support it yet still. This Chart will let you know for the entire Radeon HD 6xxx series. Here is a list of USA Certified PSU published by AMD | http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Page... |

For More Accurate Charts Here are a few links!

| http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264 | http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm |

My Chart is based on Generic Values Recommended by AMD. Test's have been done to prove the PSU can be lower then 400 watts varying system to system. Look at the other Charts linked for more details.
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Kyleamos12 [Chart provided here]
Ko888 [Linked Realhardtech Chart ]
Hunter315 [Linked Atomicmpc Chart]
a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 6:20:40 PM

That chart of course is based on generic units as Tom's has proven in their build articles using quality 380-430watt units for cards that need 500watts according to that chart!
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December 11, 2011 6:27:37 PM

I left it on the higher end because most people are willing to buy 500watt (quality) PSU's to be on the safe side if you understand ;) . If you give me recommendations on what to change I will certainly fix the chart to a better comparison!
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December 11, 2011 6:33:53 PM

kyleamos12 said:
I left it on the higher end because most people are willing to buy 500watt (quality) PSU's to be on the safe side if you understand ;) . If you give me recommendations on what to change I will certainly fix the chart to a better comparison!

The chart is fine as such as an outline! I am to lazy to do it (a lot of work) but if somebody made the list the other way around, that is what cards those quality PSU's could drive!
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a c 226 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 8:00:55 PM

The problem w/ most of these charts is that they based on reference cards.....no accounting say for a factory OC'd card that arrives can handle a 30% + overclock.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

For example, a single card 560 Ti system can go from 342 watts at reference speeds to 455 watts OC'd and thats with only a 1000Mhz (not 1070) core clock
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a c 194 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 8:08:12 PM

The realhardtechx chart linked by ko888 is far more inclusive than yours as it coves all recent GPUs including nVidia ones, but both charts aren't extremely accurate, they just reiterate the manufacturer recommendations for power supplies. There is a chart of their measured power consumption which is very complete, venturing all the way back to S3 and GeForce 3 cards, and provides actual power consumption which is much more useful to someone who understands power consumption and power supplies than the manufacture recommendations are.
http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264
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December 11, 2011 8:11:22 PM

^+1
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December 11, 2011 8:15:06 PM

I've used that chart that @hunter315 linked to.

I only wish it was possible to read the chart numbers for the low powered cards. The numbers are all superimposed on top of one another.
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December 11, 2011 8:32:54 PM

ko888 said:
I've used that chart that @hunter315 linked to.

I only wish it was possible to read the chart numbers for the low powered cards. The numbers are all superimposed on top of one another.

Yeah, you can always get the link down further to the location of the numbers them self.

I like that chart.

the realhardtechx.com one looks to be very safe(not a bad thing).
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December 12, 2011 10:06:28 AM

I Updated the page a bit maybe it will be a better liking now and for those looking for very specific Details it will help. Along with ones needed a little bit of a Generic Wattage Range :) !
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2011 10:14:13 AM

kyleamos12 said:
I Updated the page a bit maybe it will be a better liking now and for those looking for very specific Details it will help. Along with ones needed a little bit of a Generic Wattage Range :) !

Your effort is admirable.
The information is already here if you look
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/294069-28-collection-...
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December 12, 2011 10:35:57 AM

Of course it is -.-
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