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RX 460 requires more powerful PSU?

I'm gonna buy a RX 460 card. My present PSU is 450W 20+4 pin, My doubt is will the PSU will be able to power my card apart from my system, I'm not gonna overclock it so my doubts are:
1) I can buy a new 500W 20+4 pin PSU that can accomodate my cabinet.
2)Is RX460 plug and play? Especially i'm gonna buy the asus dual fan version so can it run solely with the power provided from the PCIe slot?
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  1. Chris Graham said:
    I'm gonna buy a RX 460 card. My present PSU is 450W 20+4 pin, My doubt is will the PSU will be able to power my card apart from my system, I'm not gonna overclock it so my doubts are:
    1) I can buy a new 500W 20+4 pin PSU that can accomodate my cabinet.
    2)Is RX460 plug and play? Especially i'm gonna buy the asus dual fan version so can it run solely with the power provided from the PCIe slot?


    I have a Sapphire RX 460 2gb and it doesnt need a powersupply pin just the PCI-E is sufficient. I'm sure though with Asus RX460 but my bet is it should be same
    Reply to ArchieGayLord
  2. 450w is more than enough for RX 460.
    Reply to Ali Tauseef
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    Chris Graham said:
    I'm gonna buy a RX 460 card. My present PSU is 450W 20+4 pin, My doubt is will the PSU will be able to power my card apart from my system, I'm not gonna overclock it so my doubts are:
    1) I can buy a new 500W 20+4 pin PSU that can accomodate my cabinet.
    2)Is RX460 plug and play? Especially i'm gonna buy the asus dual fan version so can it run solely with the power provided from the PCIe slot?


    24-pin is universal, dont need to specify unless you have something that is not 24-pin


    450w is plenty for that card

    there are rx 460's that run on the power from the pcie slot alone, you need one of those if your power supply is crappy and does not come with a 6-pin pcie cable




    it's not plug and play you need to install drivers after
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  4. Check if your power supply has a cable with a 6-pin power connector, like in the pic Maxalge posted. If it has it- you can buy any RX460. If it does not- pick only RX460 that has no 6-pin socket.
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  5. maxalge said:
    Chris Graham said:
    I'm gonna buy a RX 460 card. My present PSU is 450W 20+4 pin, My doubt is will the PSU will be able to power my card apart from my system, I'm not gonna overclock it so my doubts are:
    1) I can buy a new 500W 20+4 pin PSU that can accomodate my cabinet.
    2)Is RX460 plug and play? Especially i'm gonna buy the asus dual fan version so can it run solely with the power provided from the PCIe slot?


    24-pin is universal, dont need to specify unless you have something that is not 24-pin


    450w is plenty for that card

    there are rx 460's that run on the power from the pcie slot alone, you need one of those if your power supply is crappy and does not come with a 6-pin pcie cable




    it's not plug and play you need to install drivers after

    I'm planning on buying the Asus RX460 2gb DDR5 OC edition, Does it need 6 pin or the 4 pin ?
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  6. This GPU does not require PCIe power connector. It powers itself only through the pci slot.
    Your psu is fine. I had mine running with a PSU 400 watt, despite the fact that my revision needs a 6-pin power supply. (Sapphire RX 460 Nitro 4gb)
    Reply to Tolis_GR
  7. No, this model does not need any connector. Also, check if you can get a 4GB version for similar price, as latest games make use of it.
    Reply to neblogai
  8. Chris Graham said:



    I'm planning on buying the Asus RX460 2gb DDR5 OC edition, Does it need 6 pin or the 4 pin ?


    no it doesnt need a 6-pin if its the dual fan white model


    the 4-pin goes to the motherboard
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  9. I'll surely select everyone of you for the best solution but since i can do that only one person, i thank everyone for clarifying my doubts.
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