Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 graphics cards have been announced and if you are interested in one of these graphics cards then chances are that you will also need to change your PSU. In this article, we are going to look into the best power supply unit for the Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 graphics cards in 2021.
The RTX 2080 Ti could make do with 600W power supplies but the Ampere-based Nvidia 30 series graphics cards are more power-hungry and require anywhere between 650W to 1000W PSU depending on the CPU that you are running and the specs of your system in general.
The following is a basic guide that will tell you the PSU you need in order to run the 30 series graphics card of your choice along with the CPU that you might be running.
With that out of the way, we can move on to actual recommendations for the Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 graphics cards.
Best Power Supply Units For Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080 And 3070
The following are the power supply units that we can recommend for the Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 graphics cards:
Corsair has been in the gaming space for a while now and it is a company that I trust. The Corsair RM750x is a great power supply for the Nvidia RTX 3070 and even the RTX 3080 if you are not running an extremely power-hungry CPU.
This is an 80 Plus Gold power supply so you are going to get that efficiency and reliability. This is also a fully modular power supply unit so cable management is going to be much easier as you are only going to use the cables that you need. The others can be kept in the box and packed away.
While this is not a PSU for extreme power users. It does get the job done and keeps silent when doing its job. For the price this is a great PSU that we can recommend for the RTX 3070 and 3080.
This is another 650W PSU but this one costs lower and is available right now at a discounted price. It has a 60 Plus Bronze rater and is semi-modular which means that you are going to have to deal with the basic cables but then again you are going to use them anyways.
While it is not as cool as a Gold rating or being fully modular but then against, it does not cost as much either. This is an affordable and silent PSU that we can recommend for the RTX 3070 and even 3080 depending on your CPU.
The EVGA Super Nova 750 Ga is ideal for all the Nvidia RTX 30 series graphics cards but for the 3090 you should definitely check the CPU that you are using and how much power the GPU and CPU combo is going to use when under load.
The EVGA Super Nova 750 Ga is a fully modular power supply with 80 Plus Gold rating. It has an eco mode for when the system is not using a lot of power. It comes in a sleek black color scheme and should blend in well with the rest of your build.
The PSU features 100% Japanese capacitors and comes with a 10-year warranty.
Asus is known for making some of the best gaming products on the market and the company has just started making power supply units. If you are interested in a “gaming” PSU then this is something that you should consider for your build.
This is a 750W power supply unit that is fully modular and has an 80 plus Gold rating which means that it is going to be efficient.
This is yet another relatively budget-friendly power supply unit that we recommend for the RTX 3080 and even the 3090. It has a fully modular design and has an 80+ Gold rating. There is a button on the back for smart fan controls. You can turn it off if you want the fans to spin all the time.
The PSU is pretty silent and efficient and is a great choice for the price. It has a subtle color scheme and minimalistic design so it should blend right into your build.
If you want to go all out with your RTX 3090 build and want nothing but the best with all the RGB and bling that money can buy then you are going to need a power supply like this. The ASUS Rog Thor 1200 features a fully modular design and an 80+ Platinum rating.
The power supply has all kinds of customization options with addressable RGB lighting which can be synced with the rest of your build and an OLED screen that can be used to display whatever you want.
These are some of the best power supply units that we can recommend for the RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 graphic cards in 2021. You can also check out our article on the best motherboards for the Nvidia 30 series graphics cards.