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ihrsetrdr

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My new build is going to house and host two GPUs, an RTX 2060 & RTX 3060, both for [email protected] work. For the RTX 2060 specs say Minimum 500 W or greater, for the RTX 3060 it's 550W or greater power supply.
So would the total required PSU rating be linear...500+550...1050 or higher? Also, single or dual rail?
 

EarthDog

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Single/Dual rail thing has been a non-issue for a few/several years at this point... you'll really only find single-rail PSUs these days. That said, those aren't power-hungry cards so if you have a PSU that's a TRUE multi-rail (read, OCP on each rail) unit, those likely won't overload anything anyway.

PSU requirements are always higher than reality. This covers their arse for those using **** PSUs, for example. As far as what you need, I wouldn't add those up like that. The most obvious thing is those values include the systems they stand on/total system draw while you are putting 2 GPUs in one machine. So, you really don't need a 1KW+ PSU.

Look at their TDP/TBP and go off that. IIRC, the RTX 2060 is 185W and the RTX 3060 is 170W. Running full tilt without tweaks is 350W. If I wasn't [email protected], I'd run a system like that off a 650W PSU without a care in the world. Since this is 24/7/365 and efficiency matters too, a quality 750-850W unit is plenty. More than that is wasting money.
 

don256us

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I wasn't going to reply as the two posts above this one cover it however...

You're adding two more GPUs to the FOLD? You might unseat me then and I got issue with that (Not really). Grrrr..... ;) Fold on!
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

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Thanks ATMINSIDE and ED, well it looks like the EVGA Supernova 750W G6 I bought from @dfonda should fill the bill nicely.
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I wasn't going to reply as the two posts above this one cover it however...

You're adding two more GPUs to the FOLD? You might unseat me then and I got issue with that (Not really). Grrrr..... ;) Fold on!
No, just doing some rearranging. :giggle: :coffee:

Although, if I put the electric on auto-pay then the wife will never see it, and I'd be free to give HayesK a run for his money. <woot>

Total [email protected] GPU count for 2022:
GTX 1080
RTX2060
RTX 3060
 
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don256us

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I'm running:
3080Ti
3060
1080SC
2x 6c12t CPU Xeon 3xxx
8c16t CPU Threadripper 1900

That's me all out. The CPUs don't do much but I got 'em so why not. More 3060's when the prices drop to at least retail or better as the market settles.
 

Woomack

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If you are going to run all 3 listed cards then I count they will reach about 500W in [email protected] The 850W PSU is more than enough and should run fine for a long time.
I would probably run [email protected] on one PC but the electricity costs right now are way too high and next raises are expected :(
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

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If you are going to run all 3 listed cards then I count they will reach about 500W in [email protected] The 850W PSU is more than enough and should run fine for a long time.
I would probably run [email protected] on one PC but the electricity costs right now are way too high and next raises are expected :(
Just two folding GPUs in the Antec case, the RTX 3060 is in my new build(Folding rig #2 in sig).