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Radeon 7770 (1 Ghz Edition) low powersupply?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sectimus, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Sectimus

    Sectimus Thread Starter

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    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
     
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    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
     
  3. Sectimus

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    I'm not sure what that means. Could you maybe go in to a little more depth with that.
     
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    I mean that the power supply you have is acceptable for the graphics card and you do not need a 600 watt power supply.
     
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