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    Upgrading GPU

    Hi, I am thinking about upgrading my card to the GTX 980ti but i'm unsure whether my current system could handle it. I have a gryphon z97 motherboard, is this ok? Also would I need to upgrade the power supply as well? I'm not sure what supply I have currently is there anyway of finding out?

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    Don´t know what graphics card you are running at the moment, but normally the nVidia GTX9** are quite power saving chips there, compared to the GTX7**. So your power supply will be okay, I assume.

    Your Z97 is also very much okay, depends more on the cpu you are running. You need a fast one, otherwise the 980ti will feel a little bored there.

    I run a GTX970 with quite stable 60FPS@1920x1080 and an intel core i5 4690K@4200 MHz and the cpu is still running between 80 and 90%, referring to Win10 Task Manager. Just to give you an idea.
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    Ok thanks, yeah I have a GTX 750 atm. Think the processor is ok - i7 4790k @ 4GHz

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    Got the ASUS Z97 motherboard and the GTX980Ti and it runs sweet. Same CPU as you. You can see all of my specs in my signature down below. I think the recommended PSU for the 980Ti-cards is at least 500 watts of power. If you got that or more you should be fine. Mine is a BeQuiet 700 watt
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBigO View Post
    Hi, I am thinking about upgrading my card to the GTX 980ti but i'm unsure whether my current system could handle it. I have a gryphon z97 motherboard, is this ok? Also would I need to upgrade the power supply as well? I'm not sure what supply I have currently is there anyway of finding out?

    Cheers!
    Yes, the Power supply will have a label on the side that will tell you exactly what it is... just take the side off the case and find the PSU.

    A 600 or 700 W supply from a good manufacturer should suffice for a single card system.

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