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 . clutchc a c 207 U Graphics card a c 116 ) 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sufficient power supply wattage for i7-920 OC and new video card Forum Does 300 power supply sufficient for 210 graphic card Forum Is this power supply sufficient for this build? Need help. Forum 350w Power Supply Sufficient Enough? Forum Will my power supply be sufficient ? Forum Is my power supply sufficient for my graphic card ? Forum Will this power supply be sufficient ? Forum Sufficient Power Supply ? Forum Is 600W power supply sufficient for GTX 580? Forum Nvidia graphics card not receiving sufficient power Forum Is my power supply sufficient ? Forum Is this power supply sufficient for these GPUs? Also, which GPU? Forum Is my power supply sufficient ? Forum cooling fan and power supply sufficient ? Forum Will a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? Forum Want2 buy GPU. Where can I find how much power each GPU needs? Forum Undecided on what video card to get.. Forum Help finding graphic card/ps for HP p7-1254 Forum Which graphics card should i get?? Forum Display not always working with added grahics card 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 !