Please suggest if my existing PSU can power the new graphic card I plan to buy

aqibkurawle

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My current PC configuration is as follows,

AMD FX 8320 processor
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard
Sapphire AMD HD 6670 1GB graphics card
Seasonic S12II series 520W PSU
Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 RAM
2 x 160GB HDD
1TB HDD

I plan to buy the ASUS Radeon RX480 8GB STRIX OC edition and also plan to add another 4GB DDR3 RAM.

My question is, will my existing PSU be able to power my upgraded configuration?
 

aqibkurawle

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Thank you bignastyid and The Paladin. One more question.
Which of the following graphics card would you suggest?

1) ASUS Radeon RX480 8GB STRIX OC edition
2) MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GB
3) ASUS Dual fan GTX 1060 6GB
4) ASUS Dual fan Radeon RX480 8GB
 

aqibkurawle

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I plan to play GTA 5 at 1080p resolution. Will it work fine?
The MSI 1060 is the customer choice on new egg while there are few complaints about the RX 480.
Although the performance is the same, I am confused over the memory they offer. Should I go for 8GB (future proof) or for the 6GB?
 

bignastyid

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GTA being DX11 the 1060 will be a little better. But overall the performance difference is so close it comes down to personal preference. Nvidia and AMD handle memory differently and I have seen some reviews that show at the same setting Nvidiai cards use less Vram than AMD but at 1080p it's pretty much a moot point.
 

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