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RTX 3070 PSU Requirements

Im considering upgrading to a 3070 (if im able to get my hands on one :P) once they launch.

Im however wondering if i need to upgrade my PSU, ive found other threads about this, some say you dont need a very powerful one if its a good model, others say you need 750W.

My current specs:

CPU: Core i5 10600k

GPU: ASUS 1660 Super ROG Strix

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Ram: 2x8GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2666Mhz

MB: ASUS ROG Strix B460-F Gaming

Storage: Kingston A2000 Nvme SSD 500GB

PSU: Corsair RM550x 550W

 

Any help would be greatly appricated :)

 

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Founders Edition Thermal Power Specs: Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 93
  Graphics Card Power (W) 220
  Required System Power (W) (2) 650

 

 

Nvidia's recommendation.  Wait until actual testing to get proper specs.

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You should have no problems with your RM550x.

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17 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

You should have no problems with your RM550x.

Press X for DOUBT.

 

Wait for reviews.

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2 minutes ago, Vishera said:

Press X for DOUBT.

 

Wait for reviews.

Nvidia's numbers for the power draw of the 3080 and 3090 were spot on - I wouldn't really expect that to be any different with the 3070 to be honest.

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Just now, Mateyyy said:

Nvidia's numbers for the power draw of the 3080 and 3090 were spot on - I wouldn't really expect that to be any different with the 3070 to be honest.

650W is not 550W,depending on the configuration you may get away with it.

Though i am not sure if OP's config would be able to.

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10600k OC'd power draw looks to be ~180w, should be enough headroom for a 3070 even if Nvidia fudged their numbers hard.

46 minutes ago, theereal said:

ive found other threads about this, some say you dont need a very powerful one if its a good model

It depends largely on the other components in the system, higher power draw cpus and such. You're gonna need a lot bigger PSU when paired with a OC'd 10900k than a r5 3600 (Nvidia's recommendations have to be sufficient for the higher power draw configurations)

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8 minutes ago, Vishera said:

650W is not 550W,depending on the configuration you may get away with it.

Though i am not sure if OP's config would be able to.

I'm talking about the graphics card's power draw, not the "recommended" wattage, though even on that note, Nvidia has specifically mentioned that their recommendation is based on a 10900K based rig.

A 10600K running at stock speeds (since OP isn't running a Z490 board) won't get anywhere near 10900K figures when we're talking about power draw.

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19 minutes ago, Cyracus said:

10600k OC'd power draw looks to be ~180w, should be enough headroom for a 3070 even if Nvidia fudged their numbers hard.

It depends largely on the other components in the system, higher power draw cpus and such. You're gonna need a lot bigger PSU when paired with a OC'd 10900k than a r5 3600 (Nvidia's recommendations have to be sufficient for the higher power draw configurations)

 

13 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

I'm talking about the graphics card's power draw, not the "recommended" wattage, though even on that note, Nvidia has specifically mentioned that their recommendation is based on a 10900K based rig.

A 10600K running at stock speeds (since OP isn't running a Z490 board) won't get anywhere near 10900K figures when we're talking about power draw.

Correct, im not into Overclocking and dont know much about it, so the CPU only goes as far as the stock settings will allow it to boost (which i believe is 4.5Ghz on all cores?)

And another thing, will i be bottlenecking a 3070 with a 10600k?

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2 minutes ago, theereal said:

And another thing, will i be bottlenecking a 3070 with a 10600k?

That depends on what games you play and at what resolution/settings. 

Unless you tend to always play at 720p with low settings though, I'd say you'll have nothing to worry about.

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15 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

That depends on what games you play and at what resolution/settings. 

Unless you tend to always play at 720p with low settings though, I'd say you'll have nothing to worry about.

Got a 1080p screen, so not going 4K in the near future, im more concerned with framerate. I usually do 1080p Max Settings, and id like to try Ray Tracing.

So essentially id like to run newer games at 1080p, Max Settings w/ Ray Tracing @60fps

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4 minutes ago, theereal said:

Got a 1080p screen, so not going 4K in the near future, im more concerned with framerate. I usually do 1080p Max Settings, and id like to try Ray Tracing.

So essentially id like to run newer games at 1080p, Max Settings w/ Ray Tracing @60fps

Yeah, it'll work fine.

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