[SOLVED] 850W PSU for a RTX 2070?!

Oussebon

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An RTX 2070 Super would happily run off a decent 550W PSU, depending on the rest of the system of course (say, an R5 3600 build - an overclocked i9 might be cutting it a bit fine!).

An OCed 9600k might still be south of 200W:
https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/intel-core-i5-9600k-coffee-lake-cpu,5922-2.html
With stock closer to 120W.

So depends a bit what the OP needs from the system but it sounds unlikely they need to be looking higher than 650W. Overprovisioning not necessarily being so important nowadays.
View: https://youtu.be/QJ_VV3UjEBY?t=1108

Maybe Asus were thinking SLI - who knows :)
 

MadsModsat

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That does sound like quite a lot. They only recommend 650Watt for their ROG Strix RTX 2080TI OC - I would be very surprised if a 2070 actually reqired 200+ watt more than a factory OC'ed 2080TI, even if the 2070 is also factory overclocked. I know they are different chips and all, but still.
 
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So i personally bought a Nvidia RTX 2070 8 gb OC super and on the box it says that its recommended to have at least 650 W. I'd say a minimum to have is 700W. I have a 850 W one myself but it came with the computer so i didn't bother about that too much.
 

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850W would be if you're incredibly paranoid, most run the 2070s off a gold-certified 650w. I'm currently running an RTX 2080 off a gold-certified 750W and it's been great.
 

Oussebon

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An RTX 2070 Super would happily run off a decent 550W PSU, depending on the rest of the system of course (say, an R5 3600 build - an overclocked i9 might be cutting it a bit fine!).

An OCed 9600k might still be south of 200W:
https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/intel-core-i5-9600k-coffee-lake-cpu,5922-2.html
With stock closer to 120W.

So depends a bit what the OP needs from the system but it sounds unlikely they need to be looking higher than 650W. Overprovisioning not necessarily being so important nowadays.
View: https://youtu.be/QJ_VV3UjEBY?t=1108

Maybe Asus were thinking SLI - who knows :)
 

clutchc

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An RTX 2070 Super would happily run off a decent 550W PSU, depending on the rest of the system of course (say, an R5 3600 build - an overclocked i9 might be cutting it a bit fine!).
Funny you should say that. I originally had it on a low end 550W for awhile until I freed up the 750W and later the 850W. Ran fine at max load gaming with my i5-9600K. All at stock clocks then. That's why I was wondering about the crazy PSU requirement as per Asus.
 
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