Question Is my motherboard compatible with a GTX 1070?

Jun 17, 2019
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Helloo, based on the title above, yes I'm utterly confused if my motherboard will be compatible.

My specs are as listed below:
Motherboard - ASRock B85M Pro4
CPU - Intel Core i5-4460
RAM- 8GB,
GPU - AMD Radeon (TM) R9 200 Series, GDDR5
OC - Windows 10
 
Given a 1070's relatively modest power requirements, you can get away with something less than a 550W power supply, if it is a good quality unit.

What is the make and model number of your current power supply? That information will help us determine whether it's up to the task or not.
 
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Given a 1070's relatively modest power requirements, you can get away with something less than a 550W power supply, if it is a good quality unit.

What is the make and model number of your current power supply? That information will help us determine whether it's up to the task or not.
Hm..
My current power supply now is 520W, SS-520GM Active PFC F3.
Thanks to you two by the way! I'll take notes down.
 

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Is that the Seasonic M12II EVO 520 SS-520GM2 520W? That is actually not a bad PSU (an older design if memory serves right) but it's a decent PSU. How old is the PSU?

Also what R9 200 series card is your current card? If it is a 280 or 290 and your (ageing?) PSU can handle it with no problem at the moment it can handle a 1070 which uses around 150W. Those two use more power.

Even if it is a R9 270 those use around 150W which is the same amount as a 1070.

If the PSU is still is good shape and not too old (and if you don't plan on overclocking the 1070) I think it would be fine. Nest issue would be number of PCIE power connectors on the PSU and how many 6/8-pin connectors the 1070 you want to get wold need. I think that PSU has two 6+2-pin connectors, so that's OK too.
 
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Is that the Seasonic M12II EVO 520 SS-520GM2 520W? That is actually not a bad PSU (an older design if memory serves right) but it's a decent PSU. How old is the PSU?

Also what R9 200 series card is your current card? If it is a 280 or 290 and your (ageing?) PSU can handle it with no problem at the moment it can handle a 1070 which uses around 150W. Those two use more power.

Even if it is a R9 270 those use around 150W which is the same amount as a 1070.

If the PSU is still is good shape and not too old (and if you don't plan on overclocking the 1070) I think it would be fine. Nest issue would be number of PCIE power connectors on the PSU and how many 6/8-pin connectors the 1070 you want to get wold need. I think that PSU has two 6+2-pin connectors, so that's OK too.
Hmm..
For my PSU
- M12II-520 Bronze.

For the card its a 270 series and it's used since I built this which was about 6-7 years ago?
All my parts hasn't been upgraded since then so.. thinking of upgrading it now. x.x
And also new to upgrading too so, i'd need a lot of info haha. Thanks btw!
 

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