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himura_drew
11-28-03, 01:24 AM
Hi guys!!

I'm currently eyeing the purchase of a Grandmars Geforce FX 5700 Ultra at $196 and I'd like to ask if anyone knows how much power an FX 5700U consumes (how many watts, etc)? Will a 250W PSU cut it?

My system specs are in my sig. Thanks in advance!! :)

zakelwe
11-28-03, 01:52 AM
For the Gainward card on their site it says :-

Minimum 300 Watts Power Supply Unit (PSU)

Regards

Andy

kraigc
11-28-03, 01:55 AM
It should still work. My BFG 5900 calls for a 350w minumum, but I have a 250w and it still works.

zakelwe
11-28-03, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by kraigc
It should still work. My BFG 5900 calls for a 350w minumum, but I have a 250w and it still works.

I agree, but that is what the recommended is.

My more complete answer would be that it probably depends on the make of the psu. If you got the psu in a $30 case then it might not, but if it is something from Aopen or similar and cost more then it probably would.

Personally i'd get an Antec 430w and then not worry about it :)

Regards

Andy

MUYA
11-28-03, 03:09 AM
hmmm tricky questions as r3XX and nv3X have been tested on SFF PCs and their PSU only delivers 250W!!! or something to that effect. In the short term, you probably won't see any differnce...dunno about the long lasting effects of using a PSU under reccomended ratings

himura_drew
11-28-03, 03:58 AM
Thanks guys for your help! I really appreciate it. :) anyways,

Originally posted by MUYA
hmmm tricky questions as r3XX and nv3X have been tested on SFF PCs and their PSU only delivers 250W!!! or something to that effect. In the short term, you probably won't see any differnce...dunno about the long lasting effects of using a PSU under reccomended ratings

Actually this is what got me thinking that my PSU could actually handle the 5700U as I recall having read one of those SFF PCs handling a 9800pro with only a 200/250w PSU.

In the event that my PSU can't handle the 5700U, will I end up frying my components? Or will the system just hang?

zakelwe
11-28-03, 04:10 AM
I think the most likely scenario would be that it would default to the normal gpu2d clock, which for the 5700U , from memory, is 300Mhz.

Regards

Andy

Ruined
11-28-03, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by himura_drew
Hi guys!!

I'm currently eyeing the purchase of a Grandmars Geforce FX 5700 Ultra at $196 and I'd like to ask if anyone knows how much power an FX 5700U consumes (how many watts, etc)? Will a 250W PSU cut it?

My system specs are in my sig. Thanks in advance!! :)

My computer is about as spec'd out as it gets in terms of devices, and I have an FX5900 - it never breaks 300W power consumption according to my UPS.

But, if you want to be safe get a 430W Antec TruePower. Tho a 330W would probably be fine as well.

MUYA
11-28-03, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by himura_drew
Thanks guys for your help! I really appreciate it. :) anyways,



Actually this is what got me thinking that my PSU could actually handle the 5700U as I recall having read one of those SFF PCs handling a 9800pro with only a 200/250w PSU.

In the event that my PSU can't handle the 5700U, will I end up frying my components? Or will the system just hang?
That really should be answered by qualified elec engineers :D But, I have read that in the even of not getting enough "juice", component's (ie capacitors? resistors? GPU? ...i am not sure) lifetime could be decreased. Exactly how much dunno man :( But, certainly the lifetime of the card maybe reduced...

MUYA

The Baron
11-28-03, 09:24 AM
It usually doesn't blow anything out (unless you have an ultra-cheap PSU). More than likely, it would just not work well, crash as you enter 3D apps, etc.

cricket
11-28-03, 11:11 AM
i got the EVGA geforce FX 5700 Ultra from bestbuy for 219.00- 20.00 mail in rebate. i have played all my games with everything set to high...and it looks great. i am using the silencer 400 watt power supply from pc&c cooling ($143.65). the 5700 ultra is as good as,if not slightly better than an ATI 9600XT Card from a few reviews i have seen/read.

i saw that newegg would be selling the gefoce fx 5700 ultra's for $189.00 plus shipping, you may wann check that out also. also bestbuy is selling ati 9800 pro cards(128mb) on sale for $299.00, incase you wanna go that route

Nebuchadnezzar
11-29-03, 09:02 AM
It will run on any 200W+ PSU.