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Aliairstinger

Workstation cards for Gaming?

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Hey everyone, so I've been looking at Newegg for used or refurbished GPUs and I found this Nvidia Tesla Kepler k10 GPU. While I will probably be using it mostly for content creation in DaVinci Resolve, I would like to do gaming on the side. Is it possible?

 

https://www.newegg.com/p/1FT-0004-001A2?Description=desktop graphics cards&cm_re=desktop_graphics_cards-_-1FT-0004-001A2-_-Product

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Id just get a gaming card, it will work fine in resolv, and is much faster than that card.

 

the k10 isn't a workstation card, its a server card so there is no video output. There is also no fan so you will need fans in the case made for these passive gpus to cool it.

 

Also its basically a gtx 680, so its pretty slow too.

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It is pretty much a GTX 680, so don't get your hopes up for Ultra 1080p, but it should do fine on medium game settings.

On the picture you see that there is the "air" sign, that means that you have to provide cooling to the card yourself, as it is a server card.

Also no video outputs as you can see.

 

Get a gtx 1060 3gb instead. Much faster and power efficient.

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-680/3646vs3148

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Don't get a tesla, that's for servers.

 

A gtx card would be fine, or a used quadro. For example the quadro p5000 that I have used for workstation stuff works about as well as a gtx 1080 for gaming.


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3 hours ago, Aliairstinger said:

Hey everyone, so I've been looking at Newegg for used or refurbished GPUs and I found this Nvidia Tesla Kepler k10 GPU. While I will probably be using it mostly for content creation in DaVinci Resolve, I would like to do gaming on the side. Is it possible?

 

https://www.newegg.com/p/1FT-0004-001A2?Description=desktop graphics cards&cm_re=desktop_graphics_cards-_-1FT-0004-001A2-_-Product

The Problem is that with Desktop Windows you need to have a primary GPU and that one needs a monitor.

If you don't have that, you can't use it (and at the time I've had that Problem, I haven't found a solution to switch the primary GPU).

So no, its not possible to game on that card.

 

Also the Card needs some serious airflow wich no consumer system has.

 

As for the Performance: That's basically a Geforce GTX 690.

Wich is half useless today as most games don't work with SLI/CF at all.

And GK104 didn't age too well...

 

So you're better off getting a new RX570/8GiB. That's probably cheaper and way more powerful.


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