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XFX core r 6670 300w PSU ?

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October 5, 2012 6:50:01 PM

Hello I got the xfx core r 6670 2gb and i was woundeing if it will run on a 300 psu? I read that the hd 6670 runs on 300w psu's but this one says 2gb core editon.Im currently running a xfx hd 6570 and that runs fine so maybe this one will to.Here is my full specs and a link to the card.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+AMD+Radeon+HD+6670+2G...

HP Pavilion p6-2143w
SPECS:

AMD Quad-Core A6-3650 accelerated processor
2.60GHz, 4MB Cache

8GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory

1TB SATA hard drive

AMD Radeon HD 6530D Discrete Graphics
With up to 4084MB total available graphics memory as allocated by Windows 7

XFX - Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card

Motherboard
AAHD2-HY (Holly2)
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: AMD A55
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 100 MHz UMI (Unified Media Interface)
Processor socket: FM1
Expansion Slots:
1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)
3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
1 PCI Express Mini Card
Internal 300W (100V-240V)
Form factor: Internal ATX

Power supply
Total wattage: 300W
Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

Computer Case
Mini-tower
Height: 36.8 cm (14.4 inches)
Width: 16.5 cm (6.4 inches)
Depth: 38.9 cm (15.3 inches)
Weight: 8 Kg (17.6 lbs) - without packaging

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a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 7:13:07 PM

That's not much of an upgrade. I wouldn't bother spending the money unless you were going to actually upgrade the GPU. You are better off going to a 7000 series GPU. they sip power, comparatively, to the 6000 series.
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a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 7:20:33 PM

It should work fine.
The 2GB memory doesn't affect anything.
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a c 540 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 8:51:00 PM

If your 300 Watt power supply has only a +12 Volt continuous current rating of 19 Amps I think you're risking power supply failure. It's up to you if you want to experiment and risk it.

To safely run a system using a single Radeon HD 6670 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply must also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 22 Amps or greater.

Over-stressing a power supply unit will greatly shorten its life.

A Radeon HD 6570 runs close to the edge of the 300 Watt OEM power supply's +12V rail capacity.

There are 300 Watt power supplies out there that can handle a Radeon HD 6670 because they have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps like some of the Seasonic models. You don't have one of those.
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a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 10:13:34 PM

Not really an upgrade
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a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 10:21:50 PM

Agreed, I wouldn't spend the money, the performance increase when going from a 6570 1gb DDR3 to a 6670 2gb DDR3 is just not worth the money at all.
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October 6, 2012 6:28:11 AM

I already have it along with a hd 6770 i got them for free and they are unopend. So ko888 says it wont work and unreal9400 says it will. If its not much of a upgrade should i not bother installing it and maybe try to sell it on ebay and try to get a hd 7750 I read they work on 300w psu's or will it not work with my psu also?
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a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 6:48:33 AM

yup sell the 6670 and get the 7750. 7750 uses less power than 6670 while offering greater performance. but keep in mind that installing 7750 in your pc will disable the onboard radeon 6530D graphics which beats the whole point of getting an amd apu in the first place..so my suggestion is either keep the 6570 enabled with dual graphics or upgrade your psu and get an hd7770 instead
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a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 2:13:00 PM

mohit9206 said:
yup sell the 6670 and get the 7750. 7750 uses less power than 6670 while offering greater performance. but keep in mind that installing 7750 in your pc will disable the onboard radeon 6530D graphics which beats the whole point of getting an amd apu in the first place..so my suggestion is either keep the 6570 enabled with dual graphics or upgrade your psu and get an hd7770 instead


super advice
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October 6, 2012 11:08:39 PM

mohit9206 said:
yup sell the 6670 and get the 7750. 7750 uses less power than 6670 while offering greater performance. but keep in mind that installing 7750 in your pc will disable the onboard radeon 6530D graphics which beats the whole point of getting an amd apu in the first place..so my suggestion is either keep the 6570 enabled with dual graphics or upgrade your psu and get an hd7770 instead

so 6570 and 6530d together are better than the 7750? Can I use the 6670 with my 6530d as dual graphics?
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a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 5:42:18 PM

THUGLIFE505 said:
so 6570 and 6530d together are better than the 7750? Can I use the 6670 with my 6530d as dual graphics?


no you can't the 6530 will cause the 7750 to perform worse as it would be waiting for the intergrated gpu to respond.

OP leave it as is or buy a new PSU
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a c 185 U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 6:07:03 PM

spentshells said:
no you can't the 6530 will cause the 7750 to perform worse as it would be waiting for the intergrated gpu to respond.

OP leave it as is or buy a new PSU
+1 This is a fact end of story. ;) 
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October 8, 2012 12:23:52 AM

Best answer selected by THUGLIFE505.
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a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2012 2:24:50 AM

Just thought about it and a 6 series can not even cf with the 7750
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October 8, 2012 3:01:06 AM

sorry to be a newb but what does cf mean?
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a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2012 7:34:32 AM

cf=crossfire
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