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Does any one know what the minimum Watts that will be required to be able to run this graphics card? Also has it been confirmed that it will cost $600 or less?
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Probably about the same as 7970 as far as power, at least a 550w for single card should be good. Price has not been comfirmed but it will be around the same as gtx 780.
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post #3 of 20
well taking that 7990 is 375w TDP, and the R9 is 300w unconfirmed TDP,

and the minimum recommended for a 7990 is a 750w, id say 750w because of the unconfirmed lead, but to be fair, you can damn well keep in mind that it probably wont be any less but probably more than 300w lachen.gif

so 750w to be safe, 650w would be pushing it.

just make sure your psu has: 1 x 150w 8 pin and 1x 6pin

if the TDP does come out to be 300w then 650w , and even 600w... grain of salt, would be ok.
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Will a 730 Watts be safe or will I have to upgrade?
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Will a 730 Watts be safe or will I have to upgrade?

730 is more than enough.
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My 1000 watt psu is waiting patiently for anything biggrin.gif
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Why do people like doing the bare minimum for power supplies I have seen people reccomend 550 watts for a 7970 crossfire before.....
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Why do people like doing the bare minimum for power supplies I have seen people reccomend 550 watts for a 7970 crossfire before.....

I think slightly because some psu's just cost ridiculous amounts.

ex:

My psu i have:

guessing: 650w = 175

850w = 200

1000w = 250

1300w = 300

but you get the idea.
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Why do people like doing the bare minimum for power supplies I have seen people reccomend 550 watts for a 7970 crossfire before.....



more then enough as long as you run it stock.
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post #10 of 20
lol that 7990 seems a bit off.

but i think the reason you use a higher wattage psu for a 7990 is for the dual 8 pinners and higher Amped 12v rails

I defo would not try a 7990 on a 550w.
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