What strength power supply do I need to run an ATI 5570?

mark July 25, 2011
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Just bought Acer M3400 Desktop 6 core, 4MB RAM, has currently got GeForce 315. But I see they also use an ATI 5570, same factory spec setup as mine, 250W power.

How is it possible to run this card with such a small power supply? Can I buy this card or better without spending out on new power supply? If so what do you recommend? I am not a hardcore gamer, just need to keep playing old games at their best.

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  1. Guest
    July 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    That's the total system power draw, not just the video card, Fidelis. While it might come close, you can probably run it without any problems.

  2. FIDELIS
    July 26, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Hello, according to the following benchmark link: http://www.techspot.com/review/245-ati-radeon-hd-5570/page9.html the ati radeon 5570 consumes 211 watts when stress tested and 153 when idle.  I would say that regardless of what graphics card your desktop has, 250w sounds really low.  Remember that the psu has to be able to supply enough power for dvd/cd/blueray optical disks, harddrive, graphics card, fans, etc.  I would say that if you get a power supple with around 600 watts you are ok.