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Yeah, a QUALITY 550w. And that's assuming a low load on everything else. The 6990 can draw somewhere around 400w on its own.



Yeah? Doing what test? That's what I thought.

No, you can't run SLI 470's off that PSU, period. It's pushing it VERY close to run SLI 470's off my QUALITY 650w unit. And if you did run SLI 470's off that thing, I'm surprised you haven't had problems yet.

You need a better quality PSU, period. Have fun when it fails though.
With my sig rig so Water Cooled GTX470 @ 1.087v Prime 95/ Furmark i pulled 550W off the wall with silver PSU so thats 550 x 0.85 = 470W. Absolute maximum but 650W should handle 2 x GTX470.
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post #22 of 63
gigabyte odins are well underrated. those psus are top noch if it comes to quality. seriously.

HE DONT NEED BETTER PSU! for the single 480 or maybe even unclocked sli of them.
post #23 of 63
The 570 should run cooler.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Yeah, a QUALITY 550w. And that's assuming a low load on everything else. The 6990 can draw somewhere around 400w on its own.



Yeah? Doing what test? That's what I thought.

No, you can't run SLI 470's off that PSU, period. It's pushing it VERY close to run SLI 470's off my QUALITY 650w unit. And if you did run SLI 470's off that thing, I'm surprised you haven't had problems yet.

You need a better quality PSU, period. Have fun when it fails though.
Gamming dude 700w v sync on! Kombuster 1000w from the wall!
post #25 of 63
In your case I'd get another 470 and a PSU to handle it. You'd see a much bigger improvement over a single 480.
post #26 of 63
by going off this chart you can save $60 a year @ $0.14 kw/h in electricity over the gtx 480 which if you keep the gpu for 2 years will pay off in the difference. Even soon if your rates are tiered or even higher in price then my stated cost.
 
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My system makes the green house effect happen.

1350w during a furmark test.

Its so angry lol.
 
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by going off this chart you can save $60 a year @ $0.14 kw/h in electricity over the gtx 480 which if you keep the gpu for 2 years will pay off in the difference. Even soon if your rates are tiered or even higher in price then my stated cost.
That's assuming you are saving 50W for all 8800 hours of the year. Realistically your card will be under that kind of load 10-20% of the time and you are only saving about 6-12 dollars a year.
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post #29 of 63
Lets go back to the OPs question. 570 or 480.

Clearly the 480 would be a better choice, it should definitely be able to run off that 550w psu.

OP, get the 480, it's 80-100 bucks cheaper, which means you could get a better upgrade in the long run.
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i ran a GTX480 and a 465 for physx off a 550 Watt PSU!!!

the OP will be fine...

and as Mannerheim said...

the OP asked weather a 480 would be better then a 570

which is worth 80-100 bucks less...

personally due to the number of 570s i have seen on here that has dyed (come on there is a tread about it) even if the 480 was the same price of the 570 i would get the 480...

plus for that extra 80-100 bucks... he could look at a AXP or a Zalman cooler for his 480...

which would make it cooler and quieter then the 570 by a long shot
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