Is my power supply sufficient for this card? Tags: Graphics Cards Dell Studio Xps Power Supplies Graphics Last response: June 11, 2012 3:11 AM in Graphics & Displays Share TheChrono7 June 11, 2012 1:54:35 AM Hi, I am thinking about getting an AMD Radeon HD 6950. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad... I currently have a Dell Studio XPS 9100, and I've been told that the power supply is 525w, and the card draws 500w. Will I be ok power-wise running this card in my machine? I use it primarily for gaming, stuff like Blacklight: Retribution, TF2, Minecraft (trying to add in some really heavy-duty shaders) Also, I do a little 3D animation with Maya and Blender. Thanks in advance. More about : power supply sufficient card static compiler June 11, 2012 2:39:55 AM Maybe you will not face too much problem.but 2 years ago i had problems similar to you and it worked without problems for 6 months.then one day it suddenly blew ...i think it'll be safe if you change your psu . m 0 l clutchc a c 299 U Graphics card a c 156 ) Power supply June 11, 2012 3:11:50 AM First off use this calculator to fiqure the size PSU you need. The other parts of your system also require wattage from the PSU. http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/ The HD 6950 only uses 176W at its max. So 176W/+12V=14.7amps. Be sure your +12V rail(s) can handle at least that many amps (your CPU and other components also use the +12V rail). http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264 Tom's ranks the HD 6950 and the GTX 560ti in the same tier. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car... But here is a calculator to judge the cards 'on paper' anyway... http://www.hwcompare.com/8889/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-rad... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSufficient power supply wattage for i7-920 OC and new video card Forum Upgrading my desktop, is this power supply and graphic card sufficient? Forum Is my power supply sufficient for my graphic card? Forum Does 300 power supply sufficient for 210 graphic card Forum SolvedIs my power supply sufficient for my system? Forum SolvedIs this power supply sufficient enough? Forum SolvedWill the 550 watt power supply be sufficient for this build? Forum SolvedNeed help if power supply would be sufficient Forum SolvedIs my Power Supply Sufficient? Forum SolvedWill a 750 w power supply be sufficient or should I consider 850 w Forum SolvedIs my power supply sufficient for an MSI GTX 770? Forum SolvedWill a 630 watt power supply be sufficient for a i5 3570k and a gtx 780 Overclocked? Forum SolvedWill this power supply be sufficient Forum SolvedIs my power supply sufficient? Forum SolvedIs a 650 Watt power supply sufficient? Forum SolvedSufficient Power Supply? Forum SolvedPower supply sufficient and safe for me? Forum SolvedIs my power supply sufficient for my system? Forum SolvedThink I need to upgrade my power supply - what will be sufficient? Forum SolvedSufficient Power Supply for GTX660? 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 !