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ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a Phoenix desktop 860-121, (Product number T4A30AA) with a GTX 970 in it.  I want to upgrade the graphics card but do not know what card would be compatiable with my pc.  The motherboard is a Thimphu Pegatron, if that helps.  Is a 980ti compatable, or should I look for something else?

 

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Re: ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade

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As I understand you want information on your ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade
Here are the details of your graphics card and it's system requirements: Click here

 

It's compatible with your motherboard, however, it requires a PSU upgrade since it runs on 600W and higher but the desktop has a 500W Power Supply Unit (PSU).

Here are your product specifications based on your product number, for your information: Click here

 

 

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Re: ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade

@gggbills
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I’d like to help Smiley Happy

As I understand you want information on your ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade
Here are the details of your graphics card and it's system requirements: Click here

 

It's compatible with your motherboard, however, it requires a PSU upgrade since it runs on 600W and higher but the desktop has a 500W Power Supply Unit (PSU).

Here are your product specifications based on your product number, for your information: Click here

 

 

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Just the  information I needed. Thank you so much for your help and your quick response!

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Re: ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade

 Sorry, one more question I'm really bad at this. Would a GTX 1070 or 1080 be compatible with my PC. I assume both cards are upgrades from my 970? 

 

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Re: ENVY Phoenix 860-121 graphics card upgrade

 

Hi @gggbills,

 

Thanks for replying. I did a bit of research and found that the motherboard is PCIe 3.0 connection and can handle the communication speed of the GTX 1080 and 1070 card. From the Nvidia GTX 1080 specs, the actual power draw is 180W and the recommended power supply that we need to have based on Nvidia 1080 recommendation is 500W. Whereas from the Nvidia GTX 1070 specs the actual power draw is 150W and the recommended power supply that we need to have based on Nvidia 1070 recommendation is 500W. Both require less power. Look prior to buying of the length of the new card and check the slot.

 

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