Okay so I have a stock XPS 8300. No hardware updates aside from a Blu-Ray Driver I added.
I want to add an AMD Radeon HD 7970 to it. Can this motherboard support this GPU? I'm pretty sure I need to upgrade my Power Unit.
Radeon HD 7970 - Graphics card should fit in XPS 8300. Ensure that before installing the new Graphics card please remove the software for the old Graphics card.
The Power Supply is also compatible and can be installed in the computer. Please refer to the following link which has instructions to install the Power Supply in the computer: http://bit.ly/VFFD7K
The power supply requirement for the Graphics card is 500W.
Generally, if the Power Supply requirement of video card is more than the Power Supply of the computer, then the Power Supply upgrade is required.
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I recently added a XFX double d black edition 7970 to my 8300. I did order the 8300 with the AMD 6870 and can confirm it has the 500 watt power supply. An adapter, usually supplied with the video card will likely be needed for the 8 pin power adapter on the 7970. The card is working great, the air flow is acceptable and the card stays well within normal operating temperatures even after hours of heavy usage.