Closed Lower Max Graphic Card Power yet higher requirement? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Power Supplies Power Graphics Last response: December 26, 2012 7:26 PM in Graphics & Displays Share joeyceleste December 26, 2012 5:56:26 PM I'm upgrading from an Nvidia GT 630 to a GTX 650, and I noticed that the GTX 650 has less Maximum Graphic Card Power than the lower level GT 630- yet the power supply requirement is 100w greater. Can someone explain this? And if my 300w power supply can handle the GT 630, can it handle the GTX 650, even though the requirement is higher? Many thanks. More about : lower max graphic card power higher requirement Best solution Kari a b U Graphics card a b ) Power supply December 26, 2012 6:06:47 PM gt630 is a rebranded gt440, gtx 650 is a new chip. and gt630 does indeed use more power under heavy load. You should be just fine. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5845/nvidia-launches-ferm... http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_joke... joeyceleste December 26, 2012 6:31:49 PM Fantastic, thank you for the response! Any reason why the GTX 650 has a higher power requirement on the Nvidia website? I'm thinking it's just the standard requirement to be safe. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer joeyceleste December 26, 2012 7:18:05 PM Best answer selected by joeyceleste. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPower Requirements and Specs For Popular Graphic Cards Guide ForumPlaing games on lower res looks terrible on higher res laptops - true? ForumGraphics Card for 1080p gamig max settings? ForumI have a good graphics card , yet my games are still laggy. ForumDoes higher wattage power supply equal to a higher electricity drain? Forum450 watt power supply? max graphics card - best choice? ForumBest Graphics Card To Max out Games in $100 ForumMax , mudbox, gaming, psu, graphic card dispplay ports Forum120hz & 120fps gpu requirement ForumMy PSU MAX output is 350 yet is running 450 MINIMUM card ?? ForumGraphic card for i3 2100 build recommendation ForumDoes anyone think that AMD should release a lower power FX CPU? Forumwhy aren’t cpus at a native 4ghz yet ? ForumLower end PC outperforming my Higher End PC? [Need Help] ForumYet again another, "What graphics card " thread. ForumUpgrading GTX460 ForumWhat is the difference between Integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics [DVI-I & DVI- ForumGraphics card for dual 2560x1440 Monitors ForumIs my Graphics Card good enough? ForumLow GTX 670 Power ed. boost clock 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 !