Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Monkey_Business, May 14, 2010.
Would I be able to run a single Radeon HD 5970 on a Corsair TX850 850W PSU without any problems?
What is the maximum power draw of an HD 5970 at 100% load?
I heard that these things run extremely hot, and the fan can be quite noisy.
Check out the HD 5890 review at Techpowerup! and find out! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/EAH5970
from what i found with a quick google its ~300w but most of the time wont see that
What are the average idle and load temperatures?
Seriously, look at the link in my post above. It's all there. Do your own research, if you have the time to ask all these questions at least put them all in your first post with a clear goal in mind or just.. again, read the review.
87 *C is pretty hot. My HD 5750 temps are a nice and cool 37/65 using it's stock cooler and stock clock speeds. What is the highest temperature a graphics card is designed to withstand before it starts to take damage?
Yes you would.
105c for Nvidia; I don't know about ATI's current lineup but for the HD4000 series was 110c if I can recall.
Yes your psu can easily run it and, max temps i would say are 110c+
Well said. Any hardware i think about investing in gets a full web investigation for reviews and specs. Asking forums is not so good when two people start giving different answers.
And yes, 850watts (with suitable amperage) is way enough. I run two 5850's with an OC'd i920 on a 850W Seasonic.
Yes takes about 300W max load. But since it runs hot, get a Full ATX case with lots of room and good airflow. I dont recommend you using a 5970 in a micro ATX case with stock cooling.
I run the same card on a Corsair HX850 without any problems.
I run the same with a 750w corsair slightly overclocked with no problems. IV seen a review with 2 of them in a system with a 850w corsair
Wizard wrote the review with the two 5970s and a 850w corsair
modern GPU's are rated to run at 105C for prolonged times, any higher than that for prolonged time and they will fail in time, but a 5970 is usually between 89C and 96C under heavy load when they get a little dusty(and it will)
Nice rig you got there btw Our rigs are very similar
Those powersupplys are incredibly strong I wouldn't have any second thoughts.
Should handle it easy. I ran a single 4870x2 with an Earthwatts 650 and a 4870x2 uses more power than either a 5970 or a GTX480.
My HD5970 that I used to have was always at 80C - 85C and never went any higher, that was on auto fan as well
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I just checked your system specs Monkey_Business, you can run a 5970 fine on your current Corsair TX750, no need to get an 850W Corsair.
I bought the 850W myself for future-proofing because my current one was an LC 550W.
Do read through the 5970 owners club thread - that way you can see which psu's 5970 owners are using, performance, benchmarks, in-game performance and all that interesting stuff
How badly would an i7 930 bottleneck a 5870 or 5970 at stock clock speeds? At what clock speed would the bottleneck be removed for those cards?
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