Question Can my motherboard support RTX cards?

Sep 16, 2019
5
0
10
0
Can all motherboards support RTX cards. I use a gigabyte 1060 and I was thinking of going to a 2080 super. (I don't know if this means anything but my board can only use up to an i7). I will ask again when I have the name of the board.
 

stefanos50

Prominent
May 12, 2019
479
120
490
52
If a 1060 can run on your motherboard then the 2080 super will work too. The question is if your cpu and your psu are enough for this graphics card. Update the post with your current computer specs.
 

dotas1

Reputable
Dec 5, 2015
974
46
5,440
163
By saying I use an i5 is like saying I have a Toyota car. It does not give us much info. We have a reason to ask you about your CPU and PSU because a bad quality PSU can damage components. If the power delivery is not sufficient, then you will see performance drops and/or sudden shut downs of your PC.

Use a program to check all your components like this one:
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

For the PSU if you do not know, open the case and look.

Please respond here with the necessary info.
 
Reactions: VeryBeginnerBuilder
Sep 16, 2019
5
0
10
0
By saying I use an i5 is like saying I have a Toyota car. It does not give us much info. We have a reason to ask you about your CPU and PSU because a bad quality PSU can damage components. If the power delivery is not sufficient, then you will see performance drops and/or sudden shut downs of your PC.

Use a program to check all your components like this one:
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

For the PSU if you do not know, open the case and look.

Please respond here with the necessary info.

I just checked and I have a tx 650M by corsair so I can handle 650 watts
 
Sep 16, 2019
5
0
10
0
Provide us with all the system specs. Type "dxdiag" (without " ") in windows search bar or download a program like speccy that you can see your components.
Here are all the specs that I could find from that command:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00 GHz (4 CPUs),
Memory: 12288MB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA Gtx 1060 3gb
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC

The rest is just display info
 

dotas1

Reputable
Dec 5, 2015
974
46
5,440
163
Your motherboard does support RTX cards. You should also upgrade your CPU if you want to buy a 2070/2080 because your current CPU bottlenecks those cards.

If you download the program I told you in my previous post, you can also see the motherboard's name. That will decide which i7 can be put on that motherboard. For example if it's a z170 or a z270 you can upgrade to a 7700k. If not, you can upgrade to a 7700.

You will also need a good cooling solution because i7s run hotter. What is your CPU cooler?
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS