08-27-2019 11:06 AM
I’d like to upgrade my current gpu (1060 3gb) to the rx 5700 xt but am not sure how to go about this. Link.
The site has some system requirements:
Minimum 600 Watt Power Supply (Recommended).
1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
1 x 6-pin Power Connector.
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.
I want to know whether it is possible to upgrade, whether this card is worth upgrading to, and how i would go about upgrading.
Thanks in advance!
08-27-2019 12:15 PM - edited 08-27-2019 12:20 PM
@AShmuck , welcome to the forum.
Q: whether it is possible to upgrade
A: Yes, the upgrade is possible with some considerations. The card is 272 mm (10.71 inches) in length. You should measure from the Back I/O ports to the front of the case where the card will be installed to assure there is space for it. There should be space for good airflow. These newer cards produce a lot of HEAT. It would require a power supply unit (PSU) upgrade, also. As you stated, it requires a minimum of 600W w/6-pin/8-pin power connectors. I always recommend a PSU with at least 100W to 150W more wattage than the card requires. This will give you some headroom for peak power needs. I like Corsair products.
Q: whether this card is worth upgrading to
A: If you look at the card on Newegg.com, it only has a 3 Egg rating with 27 reviews. I normally like to see a rating of at least 4 Eggs with at least 20 reviews. Read the reviews to see what users have to say about it. Newegg always has good information on its products. You may want to consider a MSI card. As you will see in my "Signature" at the bottom of my post, I just built a Custom computer. I did a lot of research.
Q: how i would go about upgrading
A: There are numerous Youtube videos that will help you with the upgrade when you are ready.
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