Question 650W for a 3070Ti, is it possible?

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Hi everyone,
my specs:

  • CPU: Amd ryzen 5 5600X
  • Heatsink: Scythe Fuma 2
  • Motherboard: Asus TUF b550 plus (+ wifi)
  • PSU: Seasonic Focus GX-650
  • RAM: Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4R 3600 MHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb
  • SSD: Hitachi HFS512G32MND-3210A
  • Case: Antec DF700
I want to upgrade my gpu to a 3070 or a 3070ti but all versions i have seen online of these cards are recommending at least 750W PSU.

According to what i have seen the maximum i can upgrade is to a 3060Ti but i would like to take someting more powerfull.

Any adviceses? I'm not an expert. I thank you in advance.

Resolution of gameplay: 1440p
 
That psu should be fine with a 3070Ti. NVidia’s own 750w recommendation is based on using a 10900k, a cpu that can take over 220w on its own and they acknowledge other setups may work on a lower wattage. NVidia say

“4 - Requirement is made based on PC configured with an Intel Core i9-10900K processor. A lower power rating may work depending on system configuration.”

Taken from https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/graphics-cards/30-series/rtx-3070-3070ti/

I’m currently running a 3700x (PBO on) and a Gigabyte 3080 Gaming OC on a Seasonic 650w Prime Ultra Platinum. This setup has been running since last September without issues. Now the quality of the psu is very important, it’s fairly well known that some higher wattage PSU’s cannot handling the transient spikes of the higher end 3000 series cards.
 

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