Do I need more power with this new Video Card?

Hello Experts:

I'm adding a Radeon VEGA 56 Video Card to a desktop system.  The stock power supply is 280 Watt.

The machine has an AMD A10 9700 3.5GHz Processor and a 512GB SSD HDD.  32GB RAM

Will this work or do I need to upgrade the power supply?


thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAsked:
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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
Yeah, that seems very light for any mid to upper range graphics card. Here's a link to a site that performed power consumption tests.,5202-21.html
Based on the graph, the graphics card under full load could draw more power than the entire power supply is rated. I wouldn't go with anything less than a 550w power supply with this graphics card.

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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You are definitely going to need a different PSU, I'd suggest a minimum of 400W for the VEGA 56 running in a system built for a 280W spec.

The other aspect is cooling - this card gets very hot despite it having built-in fans they need somewhere extract the hot air to, if you're putting this in a business class machine air flow can be pretty limited - just one to watch out for.
thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Russ Suter:


That was my thought as well, but this isn't my area of expertise.
thedslguyComputer and Network ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks to both of you for confirming my suspicions.

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