Radeon 7770 (1 Ghz Edition) low powersupply?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Sectimus

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
3
I ordered my new PC. The graphics card is the AMD Radeon 7770 (1Ghz Edition). I have a 500W power supply (500W Corsair Builder Series 500CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply ) and the card only requires a 450W. I was wondering if 500W would be good enough. Friends who have really good gaming setups said that a 600W minimum would do the job.

The link to the power supply is listed below with the graphics card too. I am new to this forum, so I would appreciate your feedback

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Componen ... ctId=52661


http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Componen ... ctId=52020
 

Triple6

Rob
Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
AMD recommends a 500 watt for a single card, and 600 watt for dual cards. The card in by itself under full load uses about 100 watts, which matches the 100 watt jump from single to dual cards. You should be fine with your Corsair CX500 although ideally you'd be using the Gaming or Enthusiast series rather than the more basic Builder series.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7770/pages/radeon-7770.aspx#3
 

Sectimus

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
3
I'm not sure what that means. Could you maybe go in to a little more depth with that.
 

Triple6

Rob
Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
I mean that the power supply you have is acceptable for the graphics card and you do not need a 600 watt power supply.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Top