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Luckkide
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XPS 8930, compatible with the GTX 1660 Ti?

Looking into a more powerful GPU, seen a reasonably priced model is released. I'm looking at the EVGA GeForce 1660 Ti. Would this be compatible with my tower? Windows 10 Home, 8th gen i7-8086k, 16GB RAM at 2666MHz, stock PSU, currently have a ASUS GTX 1060 6GB. Just wanted to know before I made any kind of purchase.

Thank you

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Mary G
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Re: Is my Dell XPS 8930 compatible with the GTX 1660ti?

The psu is the most important factor. Check the GPU's specs for minimum wattage required--500w. Stock psu doesn't tell us anything. I don't think your psu is big enough. 

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Luckkide
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Re: Is my Dell XPS 8930 compatible with the GTX 1660ti?

The 1660 ti requires 500w or larger psu, I believe "stock" in my xps 8930 is 420w. My current asus 1060 6gb requires 400w or larger. I do have a 600w psu I could put in if I do make the purchase. Thank you Mary G

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Re: XPS 8930, compatible with the GTX 1660 Ti?

Alright I’m thinking the same thing. I’m not too worried for the PSU since that is easy to swap out. I’m thinking about transferring my whole xps8930 to an NZXT h500 case and putting a 1660ti in. I’m concerned about the bios comparability though since I heard that some dell motherboards only support certain graphics card. If you do try to put the 1660ti in let me know how well it works. 

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Re: XPS 8930, compatible with the GTX 1660 Ti?

I meant compatibility not comparability.

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SebValmontX360
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Re: XPS 8930, compatible with the GTX 1660 Ti?

I was wondering the same thing and, since I could not find the answer on internet, I tried it myself. And now I can say that yes, it works perfectly. Dell XPS 8930 (at least in Brazil), comes with a 460W PSU, independently from the built in GPU (mine was a 1050 TI). I bought MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS 6G OC and it worked perfectly. The size of the GPU is ideal to 8930 cabin (a longer GPU would not fit). It is importtant to keep in mind that the oficial PSU requirement for 1660TI is 450W (it has a 120W TDP), therefore 8930 PSU is adequate. However, maybe some manufacturers can make cards that demand higher PSU, dependending on OC settings. Check it before buying your card. I cannot ensure that XPS 8930 is compatible with any 1660 TI card, but it is compatible with the MSI model cited above.
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SebValmontX360
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Re: XPS 8930, compatible with the GTX 1660 Ti?

You said that you are worried with BIOS.

At least in my case it worked perfectly, but you have to change two settings on BIOS:

Secure Boot : off

Enable Legacy Mode : on

 

You don't need to boot on legacy mode (I am using UEFI) but it must be enabled to allow boot.

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