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ROG G21CN GPU Upgrade?

spartan_hoplite
Level 10
I plan to buy Asus ROG G21CN, read it in this article that the GPU is upgradeable to RTX 2080 : https://rog.asus.com/articles/gaming-desktop-pcs/rog-huracan-g21-hands-on-gaming-performance/
But What I find out is This G21CN only have 1x 6+2 pci Power connector, that means its impossible to upgrade to RTX 2080 that needs 1x 6+2 and 1x6 pin.
Or is there any SKU variant of G21CN that comes with 2x6+2 pin power connector? Anyone knows?
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hamalslayer1
Level 8
hey man, i have the g21cn huracan and i also am wondering about upgrading it. i hope someone answers this question because itd be a bummer if we cant upgrade it, HOWEVER, i have read in a different article here in ROG that says the G21cn huracan is upgradeable to 2080 cards. i just dont know how .

CTT2210
Level 7
spartan_hoplite wrote:
I plan to buy Asus ROG G21CN, read it in this article that the GPU is upgradeable to RTX 2080 : https://rog.asus.com/articles/gaming-desktop-pcs/rog-huracan-g21-hands-on-gaming-performance/
But What I find out is This G21CN only have 1x 6+2 pci Power connector, that means its impossible to upgrade to RTX 2080 that needs 1x 6+2 and 1x6 pin.
Or is there any SKU variant of G21CN that comes with 2x6+2 pin power connector? Anyone knows?
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I only bought this PC because of the possibility of upgrading it. It cost over 1000 dollars and I think for this amount of money you should be able to at least upgrade the GPU to an RTX 2080. The previous version, the G20, has more upgrade capabilities. So, give us an answer

CTT2210 wrote:
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I only bought this PC because of the possibility of upgrading it. It cost over 1000 dollars and I think for this amount of money you should be able to at least upgrade the GPU to an RTX 2080. The previous version, the G20, has more upgrade capabilities. So, give us an answer


G21cn wont be able to use RTX 2080, the max upgrade is RTX 2070, most of RTX 2070 requires 1x(6+2) and 1x6pin, but you can find some RTX 2070 with single 8(6+2) pin power.

spartan_hoplite wrote:
G21cn wont be able to use RTX 2080, the max upgrade is RTX 2070, most of RTX 2070 requires 1x(6+2) and 1x6pin, but you can find some RTX 2070 with single 8(6+2) pin power.


If that is true, the original article is a lay...
https://rog.asus.com/articles/gaming-desktop-pcs/rog-huracan-g21-hands-on-gaming-performance/

I posted this on another page. You can upgrade your GPU just have to get a power adapter cable for your graphics card since it requires more pins. Works great and I upgraded my 1070 to a 2070 super. If you have the 1070 graphics card that came with your G21CN then you need to replace one of your power bricks to a higher voltage one. If your G21CN came with a Nvidia 1080 Graphcis card then you should have the right amount. Mine came with two 180 W adapters but I upgraded one of them to a 230 W Adapter.

My previous post https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?111308-Asus-ROG-G21-Huracan-GPU-Upgrade-QUESTIONS

Info on your version power supply for your G21 https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-HURACAN-G21/Tech-Specs/

Heard that you upgrade to use a 230W from your 180W . Wonder what is the size of the connector ? (6.0x3.7mm?) and which model (ADP-230GB B?)