Power requirements for graphics cards

Author Stu on 19 March, 2011 | Print | Bookmark
As so many people aren't sure how much power a modern graphics card requires MINIMUM, I've decided to write a list of various models with the sort of PSU they require. Obviously it would be better to get something better than what is stated. It is only a rough guide, as it also depends what other hardware you have in your system. I hope it is of some use to people.

The following are the minimum power requirements using a PSU with a single +12V rail. Also these requirements are for a system containing basic components (unless otherwise noted). The more add in cards and hard drives that a system has, the more amperage draw on the 12v rail.


nVidia
GeForce GTX 1080 - 32A and a 500W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 1070 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 1060 - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX TITAN X - 38A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 980ti - 38A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 980 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 970 - 28A and a 500W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 960 - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 950 - 19A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX TITAN Z - 42A and a 700W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX TITAN Black - 42A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX TITAN - 38A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 780ti - 42A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 780 - 42A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 770 - 42A and a 600W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 760 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 750ti - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 750 - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 740 - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 730 - 20A and a 300W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 690 - 46A and a 650W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 680 - 38A and a 550W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 670 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum
Geforce GTX 660ti - 24A and a 450W PSU minimum
Geforce GTX 660 - 24A and a 450W PSU minimum
Geforce GTX 650ti Boost - 24A and a 450W PSU minimum
Geforce GTX 650ti - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
Geforce GTX 650 - 20A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 640 - 20A and a 350W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 630 - 20A and a 350W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 620 - 18A and a 350W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 610 - 16A and a 300W PSU minimum
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 560 - 24A and a 4500W PSU minimum
GeForce GTX 550 Ti - 24A and a 400W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 520 - 18A and a 300W 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
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 - 24A and a 450W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 240 - 18A and a 300W PSU minimum
GeForce GT 220 - 18A and a 300W 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 8400 GS - 18A 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

Radeon RX 480 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum
Radeon R9 Fury X - 34A and a 600W psu minimum
Radeon R9 Fury - 33A and a 600W psu minimum
Radeon R9 Nano - 28A and a 550W psu minimum
Radeon R9-390X - 31A and a 550-600W psu minimum
Radeon R9-390 -  30A and a 550-600W psu minimum
Radeon R9-380 - 28A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon R9-370 - 17A and a 450W psu minimum
Radeon R9-295X2 - 52A and a 800W psu minimum
Radeon R9-290X - 33A and a 600W psu minimum
Radeon R9-290   - 31A and a 550W psu minimum
Radeon R9-285 - 25A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon R9-280X - 30A and a 550W psu minimum
Radeon R9-280 - 25A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon R9-270X - 24A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon R9-260X - 19A and a 450W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7990 - 48A and a 750W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7970 Ghz Edition - 31A and a 550W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7970 - 30A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7950 - 25A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7870 - 23A and a 500W psu minimum 
Radeon HD 7850 - 21A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7790 - 21A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7770 - 19A and a 500W psu minimum
Radeon HD 7750 - 16A and a 400W 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 6770 CrossfireX - 33A and a 600W PSU minimum
Radeon HD 6770 - 25A and a 450W PSU minimum
Radeon HD 6790 - 25A and a 450W PSU minimum
Radeon HD 6670 - 17A and a 400W 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
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


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