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Tobba007
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Dell XPS 8900, with NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 960 2GB DDR5 // what are my upgrade options on the graphics card?

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Hi guys, 

Dumb question alert...what are my graphics card upgrade possibilities for the XPS 8900?

Presumably, that's limited by the motherboard and other factors? 

Enlighten me! 🙂

Why is it that when I buy a 1500 euro pc on the French Dell site, I can't have an easy upgrade path PRESENTED TO ME when I log on? I mean, I want to buy their products - does Dell not want that?! 

Don't understand it. It should be part and parcel of the pc-buying experience. 

Best, 

Mike 

Specs: 

6th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)

24GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (8GBx2 + 4GBx2)1SR

2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive + 256GB M.2 Solid State Drive

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 960 2GB DDR5

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Dan-H
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RE: Dell XPS 8900, with NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 960 2GB DDR5 // what are my upgrade options on the graphics card?

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You can upgrade to any of the GTX 960/970/980/980ti or GTX 1060/1070/1080 cards.

At some point a power supply upgrade is needed.

There is debate which cards need a new PSU.

My opinion is a GTX 970 or higher 9xx card or a GTX 1070 or higher card needs an upgraded PSU.  

Others have reported 970 and 1070 have worked with the stock PSU.

I don't trust a $400 graphics card on the factory PSU so I upgrade them.

I run Seasonic X-650 PSUs in two 8700s ( same case and nearly identical power demand as the 8900).

So the choice is somewhat budget driven.

A GTX 1060 is a great card for 1080p gaming, but a 1070 is better.

970 and 980 cards are falling in price so there are good deals to be found.

hope this helps.

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Dan-H
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RE: Dell XPS 8900, with NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 960 2GB DDR5 // what are my upgrade options on the graphics card?

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You can upgrade to any of the GTX 960/970/980/980ti or GTX 1060/1070/1080 cards.

At some point a power supply upgrade is needed.

There is debate which cards need a new PSU.

My opinion is a GTX 970 or higher 9xx card or a GTX 1070 or higher card needs an upgraded PSU.  

Others have reported 970 and 1070 have worked with the stock PSU.

I don't trust a $400 graphics card on the factory PSU so I upgrade them.

I run Seasonic X-650 PSUs in two 8700s ( same case and nearly identical power demand as the 8900).

So the choice is somewhat budget driven.

A GTX 1060 is a great card for 1080p gaming, but a 1070 is better.

970 and 980 cards are falling in price so there are good deals to be found.

hope this helps.

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Tobba007
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RE: Dell XPS 8900, with NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 960 2GB DDR5 // what are my upgrade options on the graphics card?

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Superbly helpful, thanks very much for your time - I'll get looking at that in the new year...Titanfall 2 awaits! 🙂

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