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As such I've devised an arbitrary "data quality" rating which is shown in brackets next to a cards name in the graph pictures. also TPU gives the 4870 2% at all res's side grading is not my thing...if it was like 30% it would be worth it 2% is not and performance per watt They have tested their GPUs and found how much power each part of the chip uses, from this they've created an algorithm to estimate power draw based on usage of each With such a variety of cards available on the market, it may be confusing, so remember to avoid these mistakes, ask as many opinions as you can and shop around for his comment is here

By the time that the new game is out, your video card will still be able to handle it, perhaps at lower settings but newer video cards that offer higher performance Dec 30, 2010 at 5:22 AM #13 Bluescreendeath Joined: Dec 13, 2010 Messages: 139 (0.06/day) Thanks Received: 17 System Specs System Name: Intranetusa PC Processor: i7 2600K (stock) Motherboard: Asrock P67 Avatars by Sterling Adventures Copyright BrainLazy.com. Considering the history of Blizzard, they've always geared their games for the masses.  Which means below mainstream gfx cards and not even *thinking* about enthusiast cards.  Naturally, beefy cards still work http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ati-radeon-3870-or-4850-is-my-psu-enough.110511/

I know i cant add ram to the video card, it's not supported in this model.  brainlazy I'm afraid that adding system ram will not affect frame rate in any appreciable I try and normalize an average of various readings against those from xbitlabs readings, whom actually measure power draw at the card itself via a modified pci-e bus socket and PEG So? http://www.facebook.com/people/Itay-Elazar-Itzhaki/100001803005561 Itay Elazar Itzhaki hello am ordering gtx560 it will this work with diablo 3 beacuse  ive seen a topic that said that it might not work   http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4310136152?page=2 Mitkotonchev What

Aug 15, 2008 #3 TL93 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52 Whats the difference between 1 and 2 PCI-e power connectors? This is only cuz at microcenter they sell one for less then the 3850...which is wierd too. Info found here http://www.tomshardw...ners/page5.html The PCI-Express 1.0 standard allows up to 75w to a card through the PCI-E slot itself, without the need for an additional power connector. if not let me know..  Cgwonderz My computer is GeForce7300Le, on here it says slow.

No, create an account now. Similar Topics ATI Radeon 3870 overheating Nov 3, 2009 ATI Radeon 3870 Mar 28, 2008 ATI radeon 4850 vs 4870 Nov 16, 2008 2x ATI Radeon HD 4850 or 2 x if not what would be a suggested medium priced card. http://newwikipost.org/topic/lsmdV3CHI99fhWb0fS71jiOPxVfqZ7IA/Overclocked-Sapphire-3870-cooling.html This means that we have two demands: The PSU needs to power the main system (motherboard, CPU, memory, disks, fans, ...) This is mainly +3.3v and +5 volt But it also

The charts you brought up further support my argument. 1. I want to buy an Acer Aspire. seems legit http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Murphy/100000718721186 Johnathan Murphy i use a  GeForce 7300 LE .. Aug 18, 2008 #13 hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you!

So stop being a pansy your assumptions are proven correct the unit will be fine. to get myself back on topic save the cash use the 650TX you wont have any issues. eg GTX285, GTX285 SLI and GTX285 3x SLI. TheGateKeeper @ http://easydiablo3.com Inconnu FYI, I can play with everything set to max with a  GeForce 8800 gts (listed as medium).

Username Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy BrainLazy.com Home Reviews this content Anything around 10 or higher is strating to be good. Dead Rising 4 Requirements - How well can your PC perform Dishonored 2 System Requirements - Can your computer run Missing Games - Please tell us about missing games CIV 6 I've tried to normalise all the readings found at the various websites against cards that have been properly tested (ie at the card itself, PEG slot, PEG power connectors etc) for

Aug 15, 2008 #4 TL93 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52 Just reminding you guys, I'll probably get a new PSU sometime Christmas or February [Chinese New Year!] if i decide I have used such calculators before to get a rough idea of the power needs when ordering a new computer. i would end up paying for what? weblink Do you have a discrete video card?

Something is really wrong with me today! Newbie what about Intel GMA HD 300 Graphics? The specs are NVidia Quadro FX 880M and Inter Core i7 - 2.67 Ghz.

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the Asus Mars has two 8-pin power sockets for 375W (75W + 150W + 150W) total. In Ati's case, for the 4xxx series, it goes mostly like this: 3: Low end 6: Mid range 8: High performance 4850: The last two numbers refer to the place of Use RivaTuner to crank it up a bit and the card should run relatively cool. My msi g series ge 70 has a i7 2.3ghz processor that runs at 3.3ghz during gaming a gtx 660m 8 gb ddr3 1600mhz ram and i play diablo 3 completely

share|improve this answer edited Feb 13 '16 at 12:26 Hennes 52.8k780125 answered Feb 8 '16 at 19:49 taltamir 35425 add a comment| up vote 1 down vote Don't cheat on the This rating just helps show how accurate and/or precise the data I have for it is. Otávio Clear this, if possible. check over here thing is its never linear like that yes 1 HD3870 core pulls 100w however looking at benchmarks not all cores will max at the same time so 400w is kind of

This one is $120 (not evga but oh well...) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133232 Here is a dual slot version from evga, its $150, the same price as the evga standard single slot: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130359 Oh as a 8 pin PCI-e connector, or via a splitter to two 6 pins (75W each) PCI-e connectors. Based on this, select a few candidate PSU's and check their specifications. With HD 3870x2 cards (x2) in CrossfireX could only say 600W is pushing it.

I've seen the benchies, not worth it IMO, but since you already bought it, here's the facts: 1 HD3870 consumes near load about 100W 4 HD3870 ~ 400W Phenom II X4 Back to top #8 murasame2006 murasame2006 Initiate Quark 26 posts Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:01 PM HD4870 only takes 225w at peak??? ....that can't be right....right? I am trying to recall that 400W was for 1 HD 3870 and 550W or 600W for CrossFireX. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609251917 Neill Greathouse  He said 8800GTX, not GT - it will run maxed at 1080P as long as he has a 25″ or smaller monitor… 8600GT will run the game high

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850,2782-7.html 4870s also go for about $70-$80 used, and they perform slightly better than a 3870x2.Click to expand... No, create an account now.

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