◾PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
◾500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended
◾600W power supply (or greater) with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.
◾Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
◾Minimum 4GB of system memory
◾8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
◾Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
◾DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
◾Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
◾For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 GPU, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
◾Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
◾64-bit operating system highly recommended
◾Not for industrial or commercial use. See AMD FirePro™ Graphics solutions for these applications.
Techgoudy wrote:Those are the system requirements
DPete27 wrote:Techgoudy wrote:Those are the system requirements
How long have you had that PSU? I would have to agree that getting a new PSU with the proper 6-pin connectors probably isn't a bad idea (500W would be enough). Keep in mind that each successive hardware generation uses less power to accomplish more performance. A new PSU like this Corsair CX 500 for $40 after MIR doesn't have to break the bank and will perform just fine, but if you can afford something better like an 80Plus Gold rated unit, I would recommend it. (peace-of-mind and better longevity)
kroker wrote:Also, from what I was able to find out, the HD7850 needs 2 x 6-pin power connections
kroker wrote:Anyway, I was actually more worried about the other issues I mentioned (VGA issues, black screens, system freeze etc). I want a decent GPU that is rock-stable first, speed comes second. I was wondering if those issues affect only some samples, or the whole HD78xx series.
Chrispy_ wrote:We have a "fleet" of about 40 workstations with either 7800 or 7900 cards in them because they're decent at cranking through OpenCL renderers for Rhino and 3DSMax.
Most of them are connected via displayport or DVI but the nodes in the renderfarm are all connected to a KVM using VGA connectors (with adapters) and none of them have issues that I'm aware of.
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