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GPU Power Requirements

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by kiph, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. silkstone

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    Furmark should be banned. I thought it was ok to use as a stress testing app until I saw my VRM temps. That program shot my VRM temps up to 110 C and it was still rising before I shut the thing down and uninstalled it.

    Furmark is more than worthless, it is a danger.
     
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    Furmark killed my 4890 a couple years ago,but i still use it today to see that temps are under control with a specific voltage setting,but since the voltage is locked on the 670 its pretty much useless with that card,and i would go as far as say that with that psu you can run 2 670's in SLI.
     
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    Did you not read my post WCG (folding for the uninformed) and bitcoin mining is one of the more stressful apps you can run and furmark still out draws that quite a bit. Furmark is an unrealistic load that is not recreatable with a normal application.

    You should gather some more information on subjects before posting from the hip. Plenty of good reviews exist for the power supply and video card. They all say that the OP will be just fine running his system.
     
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    500 W from a good PSU that can supply most of that on the 12 V rail would suffice for almost any system, overclocked or not, even running the most demanding of apps.

    Swap that for a 450 W that was only able to supply 70% on the 12 V rail, then I would upgrade. However, what the OP has is more than sufficient.
     
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    Just noticed TPU has a review on his Strider, it has 34a on the 12v rail, should be fine.
     
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    Ehh... perhaps at stock only across the board... but even that I wouldn't do that with a 5 year old PSU with 34A on the 12v (says the guy with a 690 overclocked on a 550W PSU - but it has 45A on the 12v not 34). Again, 34A 12v = 408W.
     

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