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Best gpu I can buy for z230 with 400psu

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I want to upgrade the gpu in my z230 with a gaming one. What is the best one I can get?

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Given the 400W PSU, probably the fastest gaming cards will be the GTX 1060 6GB, which is rated for a 400W PSU,  In Passmark baselines, the top rated GTX 1060 in a z230 ((Xeon E3-1270 v3 / 4C@3.5/3.9GHz)  has a 3D = 10634.  I use a GTX 1060 in a z420 (Xeon E5-1650 v2 / 6C@ 4.3GHz)  and that has a 3D= 10953. Still faster is the GTX 980 (non Ti)- rated for a 450W PSU. is also possible with 3D up to 11152.  I would think the 980 might run quite hot though.


Given that workstation cases tend to have somewhat lower air flow for noise reasons, consider buying a blower- single fan design so the GPU heated air is not exhausted into the case.  I use an MSI Aero single fan GTX 1060 and it runs well, is not noisy, and under quite heavy load still runs at under 70C. That system though is not used for gaming, but is running a 4K 40" monitor at 60FPS albeit with occasional screen tearing.


If the system is used for gaming consider upgrading the CPU to the highest clock speed possible, which appears to be the i7-4790K.




HP z620_2 (2017) (R7) > Xeon E5-1680 v2 (8C@ 4.3GHz) / z420 Liquid Cooling / 64GB (HP/Samsung 8X 8GB DDR3-1866 ECC registered/ Quadro P2000 5GB _ GTX 1070 Ti 8GB / HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 256GB AHCI + Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB + HGST 7K6000 4TB / Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sound interface + 2X Mackie MR824 / 825W PSU /> HP OEM Windows 7 Prof.’l 64-bit > 2X Dell Ultrasharp U2715H (2560 X 1440)

[ Passmark Rating = 6280 / CPU rating = 17178 / 2D = 819 / 3D= 12629 / Mem = 3002 / Disk = 13751 / Single Thread Mark = 2368 [10.23.18]

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