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Best PSU for AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 2020

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AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT is a powerful mid-range GPU for 1440p and some 4K gaming, allowing you to truly enjoy all your favorite PC titles at their greatest. For even the best graphics card to work as intended, you'll need to provide it with plenty of power, which is where your power supply unit (PSU) comes into play. Here are some excellent options for the GPU.

Choosing the best PSU for AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Picking the right PSU for your PC is important to ensure everything receives the correct amount of power. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is fairly power-hungry, requiring a PSU with a capacity of at least 500W. We'd recommend 600W ore beyond for extra headroom, especially if you plan on using CPUs like the Ryzen 9 3900X or overclock.

80 Plus certification isn't the most important factor to include, but it does provide a good indication as to how efficient the PSU is. A Silver or White rated PSU would do just fine, but anything at Gold or above tends to be the sweet spot for converting as much power without waste. Just make sure your PSU is from a reputable brand like our recommendations.

Our leading recommendation for the Radeon RX 6800 XT goes to the Corsair CM 650x (opens in new tab). It offers good value, is 80 Plus Gold certified, and comes with a 10-year warranty.

If your budget can stretch to cover it, or you plan on building an enthusiast PC, the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 (opens in new tab) is a solid option for a high-end PC build. With 1200W of power (there's a 1500W option (opens in new tab) too!), you've got everything you need for a powerful gaming rig.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.