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Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:07 am

I've got Seasonic S12II 380W which got 324w on 12v line.

My others settings are i5 2400, 2x 4gb ram ddr3 1333mhz, and ssd

I'm wondering if i can upgrade my graphic card (hd 6670 ddr3) to hd 7870 on my current psu. I would really prefer not to buy new one cause of lack of money.

I really appreciate your help, thanks.
 
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Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:38 am

You should be good with that power supply.
http://techreport.com/review/22573/amd- ... edition/11
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Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:48 am

Your current PSU is already VERY overkill for a non-OC i5 SB and a 7870. The test system in that TR review is barely drawing 160W DC and that is with a less power efficient CPU.
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Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:42 am

Najkon wrote:
I've got Seasonic S12II 380W which got 324w on 12v line.

My others settings are i5 2400, 2x 4gb ram ddr3 1333mhz, and ssd

I'm wondering if i can upgrade my graphic card (hd 6670 ddr3) to hd 7870 on my current psu. I would really prefer not to buy new one cause of lack of money.

I really appreciate your help, thanks.


The 7870 is a great upgrade, especially if you find the XT version with 1536 shaders (Tahiti LE). The 7870 GHz and the rebrands 270X, 370X all have 1280 shaders and should be priced similarly, so you can treat them as equivalent.

I don't know the price of these cards used, but if you are paying over $60, you should certainly consider getting the RX460 on a sale (just saw one at $80 after rebate). This will offer FreeSync, TrueAudio, much lower power consumption and comparable performance. Plus it's a new card under warranty.
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Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:37 am

No problem-My son had a 7870 with a 3570K at one stage drew around 200 watts at the wall.
For a great brand like Seasonic no problem.
If it was some cheap and nasty PSU that came free with a case I'd be concerned..................
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Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:16 am

I ran pretty much the exact same system except with a Haswell i5. You will have no problem with the power supply, except for the fact it only comes with one 6-pin plug, and the 7870 requires two. Just use a molex adapter or 6-pin Y-splitter and you're good.

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Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:00 pm

It'll be fine, I draw about 280w at with a i7-930 and a 7870gpu at load and start from 160w idle. You'll have even more headroom with the more power efficient equipment.

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