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Can this PSU support a Radeon HD 6870?

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June 25, 2012 5:48:50 PM

Hi, I am wondering if you could add a Radeon HD 6870 into a PC with a 460W PSU. I've heard people saying that Dell PSU's are good, and that is what I have, so that could influence things. The other specs of PC are:

Intel Core i7 3770 - 3.4 GHz
8 GB Dual Channel 1600 MHz DDR3
Current GFX card is AMD Radeon 7570 1GB GDDR5
Not sure about motherboard or fans.

Thanks,

If you can't add one, could you recommend a card that would work? I read that that card could play most games on Ultra, so that is why I wanted it.
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June 25, 2012 6:15:38 PM

yea you should be ok with that powersupply for the 6870....amd recommends a 500 watt psu minimum for the card but you will be fine with a 460 watt unit
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June 25, 2012 6:42:36 PM

To be absolutely sure, try to find the 12V rail(s) current rating (amps) for your PSU, it should be on a big sticker on the side.

It's also worth noting that a 7850 should use less power (I think), the new gens are more efficient, so don't shy away from getting the newer cards because of your PSU.
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June 25, 2012 8:42:21 PM

That 7850 looks cool. Might get that instead.
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June 25, 2012 8:49:24 PM

7850 is definitely a safer bet on a no frills OEM PSU
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June 25, 2012 8:55:33 PM

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June 25, 2012 9:01:15 PM

I would still recommend posting your 12V current supply, that is the absolute determining factor for whether your PSU can support any given GPU.

edit: Thanks for selecting a best answer though :) 
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