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AMD Radeon HD 6850 sys requirements

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March 1, 2012 9:13:22 PM

Hi guys. I'm going to buy the Radeon HD 6850 and i wanna know how much W minimum is needed for this card. I know this card doesn't eat power like the GTX 460 or 560 and only needs one 6pin connector. I just need to know am i gonna need to upgrade my PSU aswell. My psu: Xilence XP500 (500W)
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 9:59:29 AM

Well it should be fine doing the job.
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March 2, 2012 11:54:08 AM

"minimum recommended PSU 500W" amd is recommending a 500w as this card should run on nearly all 500w psu's, depending on how many amps you have on the 12v rail depends on what cards u can run but i've seen this card run on a 350w psu so you should be fine :) 
March 2, 2012 2:56:51 PM

newbie1337 said:
"minimum recommended PSU 500W" amd is recommending a 500w as this card should run on nearly all 500w psu's, depending on how many amps you have on the 12v rail depends on what cards u can run but i've seen this card run on a 350w psu so you should be fine :) 


Oh. Ok then :D  So my PSU should last about 2 more years with that card. My PSU has 20.0 Amps on the 12V rails
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 2, 2012 3:52:43 PM

Actually single 20A is not enough, but to be rated at 500W I'm sure you have another rail perhaps? If really it's 20A by it self I recommend on getting 7750/6670 instead :) .
March 2, 2012 4:28:21 PM

refillable said:
Actually single 20A is not enough, but to be rated at 500W I'm sure you have another rail perhaps? If really it's 20A by it self I recommend on getting 7750/6670 instead :) .


Yes i have another rail :D 
March 2, 2012 5:24:53 PM

refillable said:
Actually single 20A is not enough, but to be rated at 500W I'm sure you have another rail perhaps? If really it's 20A by it self I recommend on getting 7750/6670 instead :) .


Here are my PSU Specs:

AC INPUT 110-240V | 8.5A - 5.5A | 60 - 50HZ

DC output +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB
26.0A 30.0A 18.0A 20.0A 0.5A 2.5A
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