Best PSU for AMD Radeon RX 6800 in 2020

NZXT C Series PSU (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

AMD Radeon RX 6800 is a capable mid-range GPU that's well suited to 1440p gaming. If you want to enjoy your PC titles as developers intended, you're going to need an equally capable PSU to join the best graphics card you can afford. We've rounded up some of our favorite PSUs that will be more than enough to power the RX 6800.

Choosing the best PSU for AMD Radeon RX 6800

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Getting the power supply (PSU) right is incredibly important for any PC build. Going with a super-cheap PSU from an unknown vendor is a sure way to potentially fry all your components, leading to an expensive replacement. Spending just a little more on a reliable, well-built PSU from a reliable vendor is the way to go. Our recommendations will work wonders with the AMD Radeon RX 6800 GPU.

80 Plus certification doesn't make or break a PSU, but going with as high as you can afford is a good way to help out the environment a little by having a more energy-efficient PC. 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.

Our leading recommendation for the Radeon RX 6800 goes to the Corsair CM 650x. 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 is a solid option for a high-end PC build. With 1200W of power (there's a 1500W option too!), you've got everything you need for a powerful gaming rig.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.