[SOLVED] 12V rail amps required for MSI GTX 1050 AERO ITX 2G OC???

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Hi, does anyone know the amperes required for the 12V rail of a PSU that's going to power an MSI GTX 1050 AERO ITX 2G OC (https://www.msi.com/Graphics-Card/geforce-gtx-1050-aero-itx-2g-oc.html). I ask because EVERY single GPU AIB lists the power requirements for their products only in terms of watts, but they NEVER, EVER, list the required amps for the 12V rail on that supposed PSU, which I find incredibly annoiyng since this is crucial data regarding GPU stability at full load.

In my case, MSI "recommends" a 300W PSU, but that's it, no 12V amperage numbers. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.

PD: another question, if anyone knows the answer: why no AIB lists the amps together with the watts? Seems counterintuitive to me.
 

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So you think I'm fine running that GPU with a Seasonic SS-500ET (https://seasonic.com/et)? This power supply has 500W, it's 80 Plus Bronze, and two 12V rails with 17A each. Please let me know your take.
Well its a seasonic so the answer would generally be yes anyway.

The only thing that could stand a chance of putting me off would be the age of the psu and the fact it's an old group regulated unit.

You're talking a gtx 1050 though not some high power demanding gpu.

So yes you're absolutely fine running a 1050 on that.
 
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300w/12v=25A
I know that, but the thing is that NVIDIA says that calculation is taking into account other system components, it's not that the GPU by itself requires 300W, it only consumes 75W via the x16 PCI-E slot (it doesn't require additional power connections).

Does that mean that this specific GPU uses ONLY 6.25A? (75/12=6.25).
 

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I know that, but the thing is that NVIDIA says that calculation is taking into account other system components, it's not that the GPU by itself requires 300W, it only consumes 75W via the x16 PCI-E slot (it doesn't require additional power connections).

Does that mean that this specific GPU uses ONLY 6.25A? (75/12=6.25).
Thats exactly what it means.


Both nvidia and amd overspec recommended requirements because they're both aware there are some shockingly mislabelled psu models out there.

They are in essence covering their asses.
 
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Thats exactly what it means.


Both nvidia and amd overspec recommended requirements because they're both aware there are some shockingly mislabelled psu models out there.

They are in essence covering their asses.
So you think I'm fine running that GPU with a Seasonic SS-500ET (https://seasonic.com/et)? This power supply has 500W, it's 80 Plus Bronze, and two 12V rails with 17A each. Please let me know your take.
 

madmatt30

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So you think I'm fine running that GPU with a Seasonic SS-500ET (https://seasonic.com/et)? This power supply has 500W, it's 80 Plus Bronze, and two 12V rails with 17A each. Please let me know your take.
Well its a seasonic so the answer would generally be yes anyway.

The only thing that could stand a chance of putting me off would be the age of the psu and the fact it's an old group regulated unit.

You're talking a gtx 1050 though not some high power demanding gpu.

So yes you're absolutely fine running a 1050 on that.
 

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