Will a EVGA 500w power a EVGA 980 ti?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Metformin, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Metformin

    Metformin Gawd

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    Looking to upgrade my video card to a 980 ti and wondering if my EVGA 500w will work.
     
  2. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

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    Depends on the rest of the system.
     
  3. Metformin

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    i5-4570, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB,16GB DDR3 1600,PLDS DVD Burner,Audigy FX sound card,ASUS B85-M Motherboard.
     
  4. Starrbuck

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    I would say no. Just the CPU and graphics card pull almost 450 watts.
     
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  5. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    You really need a solid 600W minimum.

    650+ is preferable.
     
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  7. Araxie

    Araxie [H]ardness Supreme

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    I would say it depends entirely on what exact 980ti model it is and how high are you planing to overclock.. some high-end AIB models will by itself pull a lot more than reference model..

    This is an example.. reference model a total system draw of 372W.. while the AIB 432W without overclock, I've choosen to use the Gigabyte G1 Gaming as it is one of the most power hungry AIB models that clock itself in the land of 1400mhz out of the box, and as shown below it lands also in the 432W total System draw with an i7 3770K highly overclocked to 4.8ghz.. 16GB DDR3 RAM and also SSD so given this, I'd say if your EVGA 500W PSU if its one of the high quality models with japanese (500BQ model in example or BR) you should be just fine and should handle well that combo as numbers should be way lower for your system as your CPU can't overclok.. so as long as you don't go crazy with GPU overclocks you will be good.

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  8. Metformin

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    Thanks to all who replied! Lots of good info that I couldn't find Googling.
     
  9. steveK12

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    I don't think 500w will be enough you aleast need a 650 watt PSU