1060 3gb GPU upgrade compatibility

EnjoiRav

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Sep 18, 2021
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To answer some questions that people might not be aware of.

I have a x51 r2
I7 4770 CPU
16gb ram
250gb ssd
1060 3gb GPU
240w PSU

Now I read alot of people saying how you need to have a bigger PSU to run certain cards, especially a 1060.
I bought a killawatt meter and played Assassin's creed, dead by daylight, GTA 5 and escape from tarkov and recorded the reader through heavy gameplay on 1080p high settings, averaging 60-80fps depending on volume of traffic in game.

To clear the air on people with limited budget, I was able to run all above games with GTA 5 being the most power hungry, not once did my reader go above 180w used. Averaging 160-173W under load on high demand areas. Screenshot_20210921_081854.jpg

With that being said, I am confident that people can run GPU no problem on the 240w PSU.
 

EnjoiRav

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Sep 18, 2021
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Canada
I also have a 3gb 1060 in my R1 and it runs just fine.

I think it's when you get to the 1080 that things get a bit tight.
Right on!
I was trying to find somewhere that had information before I pulled the trigger, but every site or discussion people were saying you need the 330w PSU to run anything past the 660. But the 660 draws more power than the 1060. Glad I upgraded and left PSU as it's over $150 for a genuine psu where I'm located. Just wanted to make a post with specs just incase someone down the line runs into similar issue.
 
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