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Radeon 6670 in PCI-E 1.0

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February 15, 2012 7:42:40 PM

My question specifically refers to a Radeon HD 6670, and more specifically to the following sentence in the "Best Graphics Card for the Money: February 2012" article:
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That is to say its power requirements are entirely satisfied by a second-generation PCI Express x16 slot.


Now, the question is: Will a Radeon 6670 *without a 6-pin connector* get enough power from a PCI Express 1.0 to function properly or would I need to find a card with the power connector?

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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2012 12:06:43 AM

it will run fine in any pci-e slot, just tell me your psu wattage
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February 16, 2012 12:09:08 AM

I have a 600W PSU so I know that wouldn't be a problem. The only concern was whether the older pci-e slot would suffice.
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February 16, 2012 12:14:54 AM

picklesnickles said:
I have a 600W PSU so I know that wouldn't be a problem. The only concern was whether the older pci-e slot would suffice.

i ran a 5850 on a pci-e 1.0 slot with no problems ;) 
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February 16, 2012 12:16:51 AM

pretty sure it should be fine I had a 6670 running of an old pc - core 2 1.8ghz that was probably pcie x 1 and it worked fine.

I'm pretty sure the power stays the same in new revisions, the newer revisions can just handle more bandwidth.

edit: on the official ati page this is what it says about the 6670 for requirements


PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

doesn't specify a newer revision so you will be fine.
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February 16, 2012 12:30:18 AM

Ok thanks for the feedback! I wanted to get a second opinion before I dropped the money on the card.
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February 16, 2012 1:55:20 PM

picklesnickles said:
Ok thanks for the feedback! I wanted to get a second opinion before I dropped the money on the card.


you should be fine bro, that card will play game at decent settings
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February 25, 2012 11:58:39 PM

Best answer selected by picklesnickles.
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August 5, 2012 7:55:26 AM

HELP :(  :( 

am planning to buy (xfx 6670 1gb ddr5) card,but i do hav a doubt, does this card require a 6-pin power connector to run,or will it run on onboard power,,,
my specs
AMD Athlon x2 245 series 3.0ghz processor
Corsair 4GB ddr 2 800mhz
Asus m2n68-am plus motherboard (PCIe X 16)
Current Graphics Card-Sparkle Ge-force 210 gt 1gb ddr3
Zebronics 450watt psu...
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