Graphics Card Upgrade Advice

Hi Guys,

Was wondering if you could give me a little advice, I've currently got a Nvidia 460 GTX but its beginning to show its age a little and would like to upgrade to new card thats going to fit with my current configuration but not break the bank :)

The limitations are that it musn't require anything more than a 460W PSU as I don't really want to swap this out and the card can't be mahoosive, the case is a HP 595 Pavillion Elite so its not the biggest case around and I suspect some of the mega cards out there wouldn't fit.

I'm looking at spending between £150 - £200 on it and would appreciate any advice you can offer, any other information I can provide just shout,

Thanks in advance!
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  1. u have to upgrade u r power supply at least 500watt with a good brand corsair coolermaster seasonic then think about the new card because most of them requires now 500 w or greater one i suggest corsair gs 600 and get 7850 cheaper and good one
  2. Psu upgrade would be nice though probably not necessary, the 460 uses more power than the 7850 if i'm correct.
  3. Yeah I believe the 7850 uses 250w, 460 is 300, both being give or take a few watts.
    7850 would be a nice upgrade though I'm worried about fitting it into your case.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11200-14-20G-Card-HD7850-GDDR5/dp/B008HV63F0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1346337271&sr=8-6

    that's one of the shortest 7850's
  4. Edit: just saw your in uk
  5. Not even close Kiiro. 7850 only has one PCIe connector, so its max is 150W. I believe its normally around 130W, same as the 6850. The GTX460 has two plugs, so its max is 225W, but uses around 170W depending on model/clocks. If he has the GTX460 now, the 7850 will run just fine.
  6. 4745454b said:
    Not even close Kiiro. 7850 only has one PCIe connector, so its max is 150W. I believe its normally around 130W, same as the 6850. The GTX460 has two plugs, so its max is 225W, but uses around 170W depending on model/clocks. If he has the GTX460 now, the 7850 will run just fine.


    Ah goodness, I feel quite stupid right now. Third edit.

    I was reading the full system load consumption, not the card consumption. My mistake.
  7. Pretty common, happens all the time.

    7850 is a rather impressive card. GTX580 like performance and needs less power then the GTX460. Or from the same generation it has GTX580 like performance while using a bit more power then the GTX550. Nvidia still hasn't put out a card to compete with it. If the yields are bad, where are the lower end chips?
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