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Friend bought me a present, no idea where to start- K20x

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A bit of background, I'm a student doing game modeling and animation, and will be doing rendering. My friend was looking for some eBay deals and came across an Nvidia Tesla K20x on the cheap.

 

I have literally no idea where to start, if it's even compatible with my system, how to install it, and how to get Maya or whatever programs to leverage it.

 

I have a 650gq gold PSU, an i5 7600k, TUFmk1 motherboard, 32gbs RAM, and a 1060 6gb.

 

I'm guessing that I need a bigger PSU, because it's got a six pin and an eight pin input. It has a strange port on the side that looks a little like jumpers for something and a little yellow sticker by it with a symbol that I'm not familiar with.

I'm also aware that it doesn't have a cooling solution, only the passive heatsink. I did see a video that showed how to install a blower onto the rear of the card.

 

What can I do with this, potentially? How much work will it take to get it going?

 

Thanks

 

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Those tesla cards are great for people who need tons of vram. If you're doing complex renders that are eating up vram, this card will come quite in handy. You should look up render benchmarks in your choice for software and see if the Tesla gives you more.

 

As for power, your PSU has quad 6 pin correct? A dual 6 pin to 8 pin should solve your problem there.


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well, teslas have no display output, and kepler is old, I'd say you can do rendering & Machine learning, as it has 6gb of ram. Its basically a bad titan OG. BTW, Repaste it, and remove the shroud and zip tie a pair of 92mm fans to it.


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