Will Ati radeon 4870 run fine with my PSU?

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Will Ati radeon 4870 run fine with my PSU?

Postposted on Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:43 am

Hi.. Everyone here..

I am going to buy new Sapphire Radeon 4870 512Mb to replace my old X1650.
The problem is that i am worry about my PSU if it can handle and run fine with this video card.

here is my rig:
PSU is Acbel E2 510W with dual 12V rails rating at 18amps each and a 6-pin PCIe connector.
MB ASUS P45 Neo-F
CPU Q6600
2x2Gb Adata pc 6400
monitor Dell SE198WFP

I have read the system requirement for the Radeon 4870 from amd's website, the minimum is 500W and two 75w 6-pin PCIe connectors
but my PSU have one PCIe connector, that mean i have to use 4 to 6-pin adapter and my MB use only a 12V rail. ATI 4870 draw power when load over 270W when full load http://techreport.com/articles.x/14990/15.

Will ATI 4870 run fine on my system??

Thanks in advance for all comments..
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Re: Will Ati radeon 4870 run fine with my PSU?

Postposted on Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:14 am

Hmm, I have two 3870's running in xfire on a 550 watt psu. I think they are more power hungry than there older bros the 4870's.
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Re: Will Ati radeon 4870 run fine with my PSU?

Postposted on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:27 am

I'm not crazy about Bestec power supplies, but you should have plenty of capacity for a Radeon HD4870. It's the total +12V capacity that matters.

You should notice a significant improvement in your gaming experience when you upgrade from the Radeon X1650.
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Re: Will Ati radeon 4870 run fine with my PSU?

Postposted on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:54 pm

Would appreciate more details. Each rail may be capable of supplying 18A but their combined wattage may not be be 36Ax12=432W. Look at the label and see if there is any clues as to the combined amps from both 12V rails.
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