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This thread focus's on TDP(thermal design power) of different gfx chips . Focus will be mainly on The Red Army & The Green Force.

THIS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY

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GeForce GTX 590 in SLi - 78A and a 1000W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 590 - 46A and a 700W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 580 - 40A and a 600W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 570 - 35A and a 550W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 560 Ti in SLi - 42A and a 700W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 31A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 550 Ti - 28A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 470 and 480 in SLi - 55-60A and a 850W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 480 - 42A and a 600W PSU minimum 180


GeForce GTX 470 - 38A and a 550W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 465 in SLi - 46A and a 700W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 465 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 460 in SLi - 42A and a 650W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 460 - 26A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce GTS 450 in SLi - 35A and a 600W PSU minimum

GeForce GTS 450 - 24A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce GT 430 - 22A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 295 in Quad SLi - 70A and a 1000W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 295 - 50A and a 700W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 285 - 46A and a 550W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 280 in SLi - 55A and a 800W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 280 - 40A and a 550W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 275 in SLi - 50A and a 800W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 275 - 40A and a 550-600W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 260 OC in SLi - 50A and a 700W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 260 OC - 40A and a 550W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 260 in SLi - 50A and a 700W PSU minimum

GeForce GTX 260 - 38A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce GTS 250 - 32A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce GT 240 - 35A and a 400W PSU minimum

GeForce GT 220 - 30A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 9800 GX2 - 35A and a 550W PSU minimum

GeForce 9800 GTX+ - 32A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce 9800 GTX - 25-30A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce 9600 GT - 26A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce 9600 GSO - 26A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce 8800 Ultra - 35A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce 8800 GTX – 30A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB - 28A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce 8800 GTS 320/640MB – 26A and a 400W PSU minimum

GeForce 8800 GT in SLi - 36A and a 500W PSU minimum

GeForce 8800 GT - 26A and a 450W PSU minimum

GeForce 8600 GT/GTS - 24A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 8500 GT - 22A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 7950 GX2 – 27A and a 400W PSU minimum

GeForce 7950 GT – 22A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 7900 GTX – 22-26A and a 350-400W PSU minimum

GeForce 7900 GTO – 22-26A and a 350-400W PSU minimum

GeForce 7900 GT – 22-26A and a 350-400W PSU minimum

GeForce 7900 GS – 22-23A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 7800 All - 26A and a 400W PSU minimum

GeForce 7800 GS AGP - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum

GeForce 7600 GT – 22-26A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 7600 GS – 15-17A and a 350W PSU minimum

GeForce 7300 GT – 15A and a 300W PSU minimum

GeForce 7300 GS – 15A and a 300W PSU minimum



ATI/AMD
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Radeon HD7970 - 40A and a 650W PSU minimum

Radeon HD7950- 30A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD7770-??A and 450W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6990 - 45A and a 750W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6970 - 34A and a 550W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6950 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6870 X2 - 40A and a 600W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6870 CrossfireX - 38A and a 650W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6870 - 28A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6850 CrossfireX - 35A and a 600W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6850 - 25A and a 450W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6790 - 25A and a 450W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6770 CrossfireX - 33A and a 600W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 6770 - 25A and a 450W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5970 CrossfireX - 70A and a 900W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5970 - 50A and a 600W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5870 CrossfireX - 55-60A and a 700W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5870 - 40A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5850 CrossfireX - 55-60A and a 650W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5850 - 35-40A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5830 - 35-40A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5770 - 34A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5750 - 30A and a 450W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5670 - 26A and a 400W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5570 - 24A and a 350W PSU minimum

Radeon HD 5450 - 22A and a 300W PSU minimum

Radeon 4890 - 32A and a 550W PSU minimum

Radeon 4870 X2 CrossfireX - 67A and a 1000W PSU minimum

Radeon 4870 X2 - 43A and a 600W PSU minimum

Radeon 4870 - 32A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon 4850 - 30A and a 450W PSU minimum 170

Radeon 4830 - 26A and a 400W PSU minimum

Radeon 4770 Crossfire - 34A and a 750W PSU minimum

Radeon 4770 - 26A and a 400-500W PSU minimum

Radeon 4670 - 26A and a 400W PSU minimum

Radeon 4650 - 24A and a 350-400W PSU minimum

Radeon 4550 - 20A and a 300W PSU minimum

Radeon X3870 X2 - 30A and a 550W PSU minimum

Radeon X38xx series - 28A and a 450W PSU minimum

Radeon X2900 XT Crossfire - 45A and a 800W PSU is recommended for high-end rigs

Radeon X2900 XT - 35A and a 500W PSU is recommended for high-end rigs

Radeon X2900 Pro - 35A and a 500W PSU minimum

Radeon X2600 XT - 25A and a 400W PSU minimum

Radeon X2400 XT - 20A and a 350-400W PSU minimum

Radeon X1950 XTX – 20A and a 420W PSU minimum

Radeon X1950 Pro – 20A and a 420W PSU minimum

Radeon X1900 XTX – 25A and a 520W PSU minimum

Radeon X1900 XT – 22-25A and a 520W PSU minimum

Radeon X1900 GT – 22A and a 400W PSU minimum

Radeon X1650 Pro – 18A and a 350W PSU minimum



I’ve missed out some in the range, as I couldn’t find the minimum +12V amp ratings. I don’t know why the X1950 range requires less power than the X1900 range; it’s just what was suggested in the Guru3D reviews.

Please feel free to add to the list in future posts.

Power supply recommendations:




Text version:

700W - 1000W

Enermax Revolution 85+ ERV1250EGT 1250W - 104A from 6 +12v rails
Enermax Revolution 85+ ERV1050EWT 1050W - 87A from 6 +12v rails
OCZ Z Series 1000W - 83A on a single +12V rail
Corsair TX 950W - 78A on a single +12V rail
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910W - 74A on a single +12V rail
Corsair HX 850W - 70A on a single +12V rail
Corsair TX 850W - 70A on a single +12V rail
OCZ Z Series 850W - 71A on a single +12V rail
XFX 850W Black Edition - 62A on a single +12V rail
Corsair TX 750W - 60A on a single +12V rail
XFX 750W Black Edition - 62A on a single +12V rail
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad - 60A on a single +12V rail

300W - 650W

Corsair TX 650W - 52A on a single +12V rail
Seasonic X-Series 650W - 54A on a single +12V rail
XFX 650W XXX Edition - 52A on a single +12V rail
Rosewill Green Series 630W - 50A on a single +12V rail
Corsair CX 600W - 40A on a single +12V rail
Corsair VX 550W - 41A on a single +12V rail
Corsair CX 500W - 34A on a single +12V rail
Corsair VX 450W - 33A on a single +12V rail
Corsair CX 430W - 28A on a single +12V rail
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W ATX - 30A on a single +12V rail
Corsair CX 400W - 30A on a single +12V rail

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Edited by Tarun - 3/8/12 at 5:39am
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Quick little addition for those who like graphs. I've narrowed it down to the more recent high-end models.

I attached the Excel Spreadsheet in case anyone is interested.
GPU Watts.xls 37k .xls file

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CADILLAC - HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
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CHILZ - Lan Rig
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CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
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thanx for the extra info buddy smile.gif
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thanx for the extra info buddy smile.gif

No problem, it may not be the prettiest thing, if anyone has any recommendations, please feel free to PM me, or even better post here and I'll gladly update my post. I could add some more graphs if any has the info.

Maybe we could even get this official thumb.gif
CHILZ - Lan Rig
(17 items)
 
CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
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CHILZ - Lan Rig
(17 items)
 
CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
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Edited by Tarun - 2/14/12 at 8:46am
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Anyone looking for good advice on GPU power usage or for a new PSU should refer to the following threads:

Real World Power Usage (User Submitted Values)

FAQ: Recommended Power Supplies
PSU Calc: Final Release
Windy
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Full Auto GPU-O
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 B1 @ 4.25GHz EVGA X58 Classified 3 (E770) EVGA GTX 970 SSC 24GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M500 120GB Crucial M4 256GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (2) LG BD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 w/Scythe SFF21F Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Dell S2740L Deck Legend 105 - Fire / Linear 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX 750 Soldam Windy Black Knight Mionix Avior 8200 Rocketfish Speed 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster XTreme Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 540 Asus P7H55-M-PRO EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2 iCX 4GB Corsair DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 640GB Western Digital Caviar Black Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Linux Mint 18.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 2333HD Deck Legend 105 - Ice EVGA Supernova 650W P2 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Lian Li Velocity Micro Custom Logitech G500 Rocketfish Speed 
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Windy
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Full Auto GPU-O
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i7 970 B1 @ 4.25GHz EVGA X58 Classified 3 (E770) EVGA GTX 970 SSC 24GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M500 120GB Crucial M4 256GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (2) LG BD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 w/Scythe SFF21F Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Dell S2740L Deck Legend 105 - Fire / Linear 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX 750 Soldam Windy Black Knight Mionix Avior 8200 Rocketfish Speed 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster XTreme Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 540 Asus P7H55-M-PRO EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2 iCX 4GB Corsair DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 640GB Western Digital Caviar Black Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Linux Mint 18.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 2333HD Deck Legend 105 - Ice EVGA Supernova 650W P2 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Lian Li Velocity Micro Custom Logitech G500 Rocketfish Speed 
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Thanx pal guys can have a look at the recommended PSU from those threads thumb.gif any other suggestion pls feel free to PM me thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/14/12 at 8:47am
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You guys are crazy!!thumb.gif How do you get that all?
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AMD Phenom II X4 965BE ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO USB3 Nvdia 9500GT G.Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Asus DRW-24D3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD Burner Stock Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG I-Ball shiny I-Ball stock PSU I-Ball 
MouseAudio
I-Ball shiny Creative A300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 Asus GeForce GTX 960 G.Skill 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965BE ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO USB3 Nvdia 9500GT G.Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Asus DRW-24D3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD Burner Stock Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG I-Ball shiny I-Ball stock PSU I-Ball 
MouseAudio
I-Ball shiny Creative A300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 Asus GeForce GTX 960 G.Skill 
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