The new RTX 2070 could fit/work in the alienware x51 r2?

Jan 24, 2015
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I think as far as dimensions go it would seem to fit. The PNY 970 I have in mine is 4.376" x 9.72". So its just a hair taller. But I think the concern will be the power draw. Some got a 1070 working and it was at 150w. Not sure the 330w power supply would be up to the task. I am waiting for the GTX 2060, it looks to be at about 1080 performance and most likely lower power consumption (at least lower than 150 I would assume). But at least the 2070 isn't a 10.5" card. So the length is promising, if only to indicate the 2060 will fit also.
 
Aug 21, 2018
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I think as far as dimensions go it would seem to fit. The PNY 970 I have in mine is 4.376" x 9.72". So its just a hair taller. But I think the concern will be the power draw. Some got a 1070 working and it was at 150w. Not sure the 330w power supply would be up to the task. I am waiting for the GTX 2060, it looks to be at about 1080 performance and most likely lower power consumption (at least lower than 150 I would assume). But at least the 2070 isn't a 10.5" card. So the length is promising, if only to indicate the 2060 will fit also.
Well the 1080 is 180 W and works with the 330 psu.
 
Jan 24, 2015
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Well the 1080 is 180 W and works with the 330 psu.
I haven't been following the 1070 and 1080 installs as closely once there didn't seem to be a blower card shorter than 10.5". I know there was some talk of externally powering some cards but that might have been the 980 or a Ti version of a card. If the 330w can support up to 180w, then it looks like a 2070 might be a winner for the x51. I don't think the .1" would make difference on the height for the case fit.
 
Sep 22, 2018
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The main problem with the design of the 2070 isn't the dimensions as far as fit in an X51 is concerned. I believe the disqualifying feature is the non-blower type configuration. The exhaust of heat into the tight quarters within the X51 case is gonna lead to a whole lot of throttling. There is simply no easy way to expel heat dispensed from the top and bottom of the card from the cramped X51 quarters.
 
Aug 21, 2018
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The main problem with the design of the 2070 isn't the dimensions as far as fit in an X51 is concerned. I believe the disqualifying feature is the non-blower type configuration. The exhaust of heat into the tight quarters within the X51 case is gonna lead to a whole lot of throttling. There is simply no easy way to expel heat dispensed from the top and bottom of the card from the cramped X51 quarters.
Let's see when the 2070 is release if someone could fit the card inside and works without issues.