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i want an rtx 3060 12gb so i can use dlss for a 4k monitor can my 500 watt psu handle the power requirements for one?

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What model 3060? What else is in your PC?

Generally the 3060 recommends 550W.

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Just now, fuzz0r said:

What model 3060? What else is in your PC?

Generally the 3060 recommends 550W.

the 12gb model cause i want to double my vram from 6gb with my currentl 6gb vram 1660 ti to a 12 gb 3060

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1 minute ago, PoptartKing02 said:

the 12gb model cause i want to double my vram from 6gb with my currentl 6gb vram 1660 ti to a 12 gb 3060

all 3060 is 12GB. And its not suitable for 4K gaming despite having 12GB Vram

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1 minute ago, Tegneren said:

all 3060 is 12GB. And its not suitable for 4K gaming despite having 12GB Vram

my 1660 ti is a 1080p king double that and you get 4k i could definetly do 4k with a 3060

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6 minutes ago, PoptartKing02 said:

the 12gb model cause i want to double my vram from 6gb with my currentl 6gb vram 1660 ti to a 12 gb 3060

Your 500W is too small.

You're going to need 550W.

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1 minute ago, fuzz0r said:

Your 500W is too small.

You're going to need 550W.

what will happen if i try using my 500 watt psu?

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Just now, PoptartKing02 said:

my 1660 ti is a 1080p king double that and you get 4k i could definetly do 4k with a 3060

4K is 4 times 1080p, not 2

under 50FPS sounds like a winner to me

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2 minutes ago, Tegneren said:

4K is 4 times 1080p, not 2

under 50FPS sounds like a winner to me

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what about games with dlss?

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1 minute ago, PoptartKing02 said:

what about games with dlss?

Sure, DLSS will help, but then you are not actually playing in 4K. DLSS renders the game in a lower resolution(1440, 1080p etc.) and upscales it to 4K

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21 minutes ago, PoptartKing02 said:

i want an rtx 3060 12gb so i can use dlss for a 4k monitor can my 500 watt psu handle the power requirements for one?

Can your psu actually deliver 500w? Make and model?

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2 minutes ago, Tegneren said:

Sure, DLSS will help, but then you are not actually playing in 4K. DLSS renders the game in a lower resolution(1440, 1080p etc.) and upscales it to 4K

i dont have to play the games at the maximum settings to achieve 4k60fps

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Just now, Ralf said:

Can your psu actually deliver 500w? Make and model?

its a evga 500 watt power supply

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35 minutes ago, PoptartKing02 said:

my 1660 ti is a 1080p king double that and you get 4k i could definetly do 4k with a 3060

What 500w psu is it? Make and model

 

4k is 4x the pixel of 1080p. 4k medium 60 is achievable but thats about it.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, PoptartKing02 said:

i dont have to play the games at the maximum settings to achieve 4k60fps

Sure, I just dont get the logic here. Its like building a really fancy double garage to only using it for a Nissan Micra.

The 3060 is a excellent card for 1080p and its good in 1440p, but I wouldn't buy it if the argument its for 4K gaming. For that I would at least save up for a 3070 class card, dont be deceived by the 12 GB of VRAM

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1 minute ago, jaslion said:

What 500w psu is it? Make and model

 

4k is 4x the pixel of 1080p. 4k medium 60 is achievable but thats about it.

 

 

 

which game is that?

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1 minute ago, PoptartKing02 said:

which game is that?

A generalization. What games will you be playing?

 

Also what make and model of psu is it.

 

Evga 500w means nothing as they have quite bad psus like the w1 which wont handle a 3060 well

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2 minutes ago, jaslion said:

A generalization. What games will you be playing?

 

Also what make and model of psu is it.

 

Evga 500w means nothing as they have quite bad psus like the w1 which wont handle a 3060 well

i heard the gtx 1080 ti can play 4k games when games around its time was released like 4k fallout 4

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13 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Evga 500w means nothing as they have quite bad psus like the w1 which wont handle a 3060 well

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45 minutes ago, PoptartKing02 said:

what will happen if i try using my 500 watt psu?

1) At best minor stuttering, freezes, glitches, crashes, BSODs and boot up problems.
2) At worst damage to psu, ram, mobo and gpu (been there).

Things listed in 1) may happen after few weeks of seemingly normal performance, but since you want to just dive into demanding gaming your psu will have to work under full load and still will not meet minimal requirements. In my, budget and tested, opinion it is far better to buy cheaper but more powerful psu (ie: 700-1000W) and have plenty of room and utilize unit at 60% then having high end one and barely having any room, ie recommended 550W psu. I'd totally go for 700W or bigger unit.

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2 minutes ago, keik said:

1) At best minor stuttering, freezes, glitches, crashes, BSODs and boot up problems.
2) At worst damage to psu, ram, mobo and gpu (been there).

Things listed in 1) may happen after few weeks of seemingly normal performance, but since you want to just dive into demanding gaming your psu will have to work under full load and still will not meet minimal requirements. In my, budget and tested, opinion it is far better to buy cheaper but more powerful psu (ie: 700-1000W) and have plenty of room and utilize unit at 60% then having high end one and barely having any room, ie recommended 550W psu. I'd totally go for 700W or bigger unit.

my current pc specs are an 8700k cpu 1660 ti gpu 32gb of ram

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Check your supply against the tier list. If its decent quality, then simply try it.

 

A good PSU, if overloaded, will shut down gracefully.

 

I run a CX550M with a 3060Ti and overclocked 4930k with zero issues.

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1 minute ago, PoptartKing02 said:

my current pc specs are an 8700k cpu 1660 ti gpu 32gb of ram

Yeah, and 1660 TI would run on 350W, I got 6600XT and am on 700W psu having 100W of room. Like I said, for 3060 I'd go for 700-1000W psu

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Just now, keik said:

Yeah, and 1660 TI would run on 350W, I got 6600XT and am on 700W psu having 100W of room. Like I said, for 3060 I'd go for 700-1000W psu

This is just the usual nonsense that gets perpetuated around PSUs. A 1660TI draws around 120w. The 3060 draws around 170.

 

So if a 1660ti is happy on a 350w PSU, why would a card that draws 50w more suddenly require a 700w unit?

 

A 3060 is not a power hungry card and 500w is plenty, so long as its a quality 500w unit and not trash tier.

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7 minutes ago, PoptartKing02 said:

my current pc specs are an 8700k cpu 1660 ti gpu 32gb of ram

If you put a 1080TI in that machine, you won't be happy with 4K experience.

 

4K/60 at low/medium isn't near as fun to play a game as 1440p/60 High or 1080p/120 Ultra.

 

4K doesn't mean shit, but they are successfully brainwashing folks it seems.

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