Trident 3 8th RTX 2060 Upgrade

davidrsullivan

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Can I upgrade a Trident 3 8th i7-8700 with 330w power supply and a 1070 Mini-Itx (150W) to the new RTX 2060 Mini-ITX (160W).

Yes, I know the web-page specs say "Up to MSI GeForce? GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5".  The RTX 2060 Mini-ITX is a new card, so maybe the web-page has not been updated.

I can't find spec anywhere that way how many watts the graphics card can pull, so checking the specs on the website doesn't really help.
 

wados

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I have succesfully upgraded my trident 3 7th with rtx 2060 mini card and it's working like a charm even with 230W power supply. I'm using thorttlestop to turn off turbo boost and reduce processor TDP from 65W to 35W (I7 7700). Timespy benchmark was completed without any issues scoring 6700 points and userbenchmark with 99% (nuclear submarine). Anyway I decided to upgrade PSU to 330W in order to use full potential of the system.

My PCB rev. is 2.1 and running bios .A20. 

Below scoring from userbenchmark..... so yes ir's possible to upgrade Trident 3 with RTX 2060 trust me.

UserBenchmarks: Game 99%, Desk 97%, Work 68%
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 - 77.3%
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060-6GB - 105.3%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB - 194.7%
HDD: HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB - 67.3%
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB - 79.8%
MBD: MSI MS-B9061
 

jeremie.riff

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Hi Vatos,

Have you use something like this ? https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B015RE48LA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

Thank you
 

keithj17

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Seems like we should be able to upgrade to the 2060. The new model Trident is using the same power supply.

https://www.msi.com/Desktop/Trident-3-9th
 

wados

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Yeah I used similar power supply adapter. Finally with 330W power supply I don't have to undervolt the card and it's working stable with 125% power limit set  in Afterburner and clocking 2050 mhz core / 8000 Mhz memory. Timespy graphic score is amazing - 8200 points.
 

lionvandenbrand

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Dear Wados,

I would very much would like to know how you tweaked your Trident. Could you post some screenshots of Throttlestop and Afterburner? Thanks a million, will try to upgrade my 8th Gen the coming days.

With kind regards,
Lion
The Netherlands
 
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