The OFFICIAL "I got a HD6xxx series GPU" Thread

Discussion in 'AMD Graphics Cards' started by Dyre Straits, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

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    I'm not sure on that ampage requirment, but 18A will not be enough to stably run a 6000 series card.

    And it will probably work fine, but it is possible for issues to arise.
     
  2. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Take the amps/watts required for a GPU with a massive pinch of salt. They're based on all sorts of assumptions about typical PSUs and systems.

    Find out how the connectors are distributed between the rails, find out how much individual pieces of hardware actually consume, and do the math yourself. There's no substitute.

    If the distributions are sensible and the system is running a mid-range stock clocked Intel CPU, I see no reason why a 6850 couldn't be operated on a 400W PSU with 2*18A 12 volt rails.
     
  3. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Just to clarify this a bit: The AMP/WATT specs of the PSU should be considered in reference to the entire system and everything installed that draws any power. This includes any HDDs, DVD/CD drives, USB devices, etc., etc.

    Since many gamers are using systems that have a lot of various devices installed, and, since many of them do some Overclocking, this is why the video card companies are making recommendations for PSUs that have the ability to put out the needed power.

    If the video card was the only device drawing any power, a 150W PSU would do. ;)
     
  4. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Of course. The video card company's recommendations may be either too high or too low depending on overclocks, number of additional devices, peripherals, age and quality of PSU, etc. etc.

    My point is that the best way around this problem is to work out how much power you need, and then to work out whether your intended PSU can deliver that, and on appropriate 12V rails :)
     
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  6. Chaos

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    if you upgrade your PSU make sure to look at Corsair and Seasonic and, oh yeah I now have a Sapphire 6950 flashed to a 6970
     
  7. Uxot

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    Corsair is costy...

    gah...all i wanna know is what are my solutions.
     
  8. Chaos

    Chaos Number Nine

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    yes you can use an adapter from 4pin Molex to 6 pin PCI-e
     
  9. Uxot

    Uxot Active Member

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    Ok so this is my last question before i plan the get the 6870...

    If i use the single molex to 6-pin adapter with my current power supply i will be fine?

    Thanks.
     
  10. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Presuming that that processor is stock clocked, and that your PSU is working as it should, yes, I think that you will be fine.

    Using molex to 6 pin adaptors isn't ideal, but I've been doing it on a similarly power hungry card and a similar PSU for some time now without issues.
     
  11. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    Didn't notice this thread last month.
    Got an MSi 6870 :)
     
  12. Uxot

    Uxot Active Member

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    Thanks,cool to hear from someone who experienced it.

    and yes evrything is stock and nothing is too hot
     
  13. Uxot

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    Hey its me again another last question lol..

    im gonna get the ASUS one and it comes with a dual molex to 6-pin adpater,i already have the single one,which one should i use? or it doesnt matter?
     
  14. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    I'd use the one that comes with the card, just to be safe.
     
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    got my ASUS 6870 and its hell of a card!
     
  16. Optix

    Optix Slave To Technology

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    I won a 2nd 6850 to pair up with my existing one but it looks like it's gone MIA in the mail. It's coming direct from Sapphire though so that likely means it has to come from Taiwan.

    Oh, the waiting!
     
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    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    Been using my new 6950 for a little better than 2 weeks now. :D

    I got the reference Sapphire 6950 with plans of flashing it to a 6970.

    However, given the performance I'm getting, I've re-thought that.

    For the applications/games I'm playing right now, it has more than enough performance, and is a significant upgrade from my 2 old 4870's in Crossfire. :)
     
  18. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I am on my 6th month of using my 6850. I am 100% satisfied with it. I am glad I bought it. I have yet to encounter any issue with any game. Including performance.
    Well done AMD.
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Is that card using the same cooler as is pictured here (bottom card ofc)?

    [​IMG]
     
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