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clwsham
20-06-2011, 12:23 PM
hi all,

just wondering, will i need a new power supply or is 650W enough to power the ati 6970 monster card?

system specs:

650W psu
mobo: gigabyte 880-GA-UDH3
cpu: amd phenom 2 X2 555BE **unlocked to 4 cores, overclocked to approx 3.6GHz**
DVD: LG 22X
HDD: 500GB WD BLACK 7200rpm
RAM: 2x2GB kingston valueram 1333mhz ddr3
** GPU: slightly oc'd sapphire 6870**
plus about 4 fans, 3 of which sit there looking pretty but dont do alot of spinning (eg dysfunctional)

PS. should i just chuck in an extra 6870 or something? :thanks

pctek
20-06-2011, 12:41 PM
ATIs Website:
Suggested AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 System Requirements


550 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products


I prefer one single card over crossfire with two.

clwsham
20-06-2011, 01:33 PM
would the above specs be suitable for battlefield 3?

SolMiester
20-06-2011, 01:41 PM
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pctek
20-06-2011, 03:30 PM
If it was me, and it says 550w I'd buy a 650w.

Barnabas
20-06-2011, 04:31 PM
would the above specs be suitable for battlefield 3?

The system requirements for BF3 arent out yet so no one knows. However if this card cant handle it then my 460 is in big trouble..

pctek
20-06-2011, 06:42 PM
The system requirements for BF3 arent out yet so no one knows..
But if they want to sell lots of copies, they have to make it run on mid range systems.

clwsham
21-06-2011, 12:51 PM
okay ill see if i can get a 6970!!! probably b able to run bf3 at high-ultra...

icow
21-06-2011, 01:03 PM
"The minium requirements for running battlefield 3 on pc are quite reasonable" "without going into detail, if you have equivalent hardware matching the consoles - not cpu to cpu, but matching output, thats your low spec" "The computer that will be able to run battlefield 3 on full settings has yet to be built". - Patrick (BF3 team)

Btw the demo that was played live to audiences (if you have seen it) was running off a single 580gtx.

As for the last quote about the pc that can run bf3 on high yet to be built, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

clwsham
21-06-2011, 01:14 PM
i would imagine that 4 6990s in crossfire would help considerably in your quest for gaming nirvana...

Snorkbox
21-06-2011, 01:47 PM
i would imagine that 4 6990s in crossfire would help considerably in your quest for gaming nirvana...

You say your current PSU is 650W but you don't say what make or model.

So what do you have for a PSU?

Please don't say Hyena or the likes. :)

clwsham
21-06-2011, 02:21 PM
its a cooler master 650W eXtreme power... i would imagine that 2000W would be needed for 8 gpus