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Ali_A_Hassan
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Installing RTX 2060 to Z620

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Hello all,

I have a Z620 workstation with dual CPU E5-2643 V2 with 96 Gb RAM.

Also i want to get Gigabyte RTX 2060 AURO Xtreme and install it in the Z620.

 

Does it fits inside the Z620 case ?! 

Also what is the requirements for installing it and what should i do to install it ?! 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Brian1965
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What you need is a 6-pin to 8-pin auxilliary PCIe power cable as shown below. These are only a few £'s/$'s on ebay or Amazon;

 

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Plug one of the HP Z620 6-pin PCIe auxilliary power connectors directly into the RTX card and plug the other 6-pin auxilliary power cable via the adapter cable shown above. Try and source a good quality cable.

 

Search for "6-pin to 8-pin power cable" on ebay/Amazon or Google.

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a common sense rule of thumb is not to install a card that draws more than the highest wattage video card that HP offered on this system

 

please look at the HP "quickspecs" for this model and note the available video options determine the offered card's wattage and also note if it required any optional upgraded power supply

 

you will now be able to compare the offered HP model wattage with your new card model's wattage and if the same or less you can be sure it will work (power wise)

 

last, compare the new cards power connections, with the HP card and if required install any adapters/splitters on the power supply's GPU connectors to match your new card's power input connectors

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First thank you very much for your reply and help.

I searched through the Z620 manual and found that it can install Quadro K6000 and it is 250 W. 

And the RTX 2060 is 190 W., So i think it would be fine with it. 

Also the recommended power supply for the RTX 2060 is 500 W. And the Z620's power supply is 800 W. 

 

Only the problem now is that the RTX 2060 needs 1x8 pin and 1x6 pin, and the Z620 only provide 6 pin. 

So any recommendations for that ?!! 

 

Thanks again. 

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your problem with my previous statement  below is?

 

last, compare the new cards power connections, with the HP card and if required install any adapters/splitters on the power supply's GPU connectors to match your new card's power input connectors

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What you need is a 6-pin to 8-pin auxilliary PCIe power cable as shown below. These are only a few £'s/$'s on ebay or Amazon;

 

6-pin to 8-pin.JPG

 

Plug one of the HP Z620 6-pin PCIe auxilliary power connectors directly into the RTX card and plug the other 6-pin auxilliary power cable via the adapter cable shown above. Try and source a good quality cable.

 

Search for "6-pin to 8-pin power cable" on ebay/Amazon or Google.

HP Z620 - Liquid Cooled E5-1680v2 @4.7GHz / 64GB Hynix PC3-14900R 1866MHz / GTX1080Ti FE 11GB / Quadro P2000 5GB / Samsung 256GB PCIe M.2 256GB AHCI / Passmark 9.0 Rating = 7147 / CPU 17461 / 2D 1019 / 3D 14464 / Mem 3153 / Disk 15451 / Single Threaded 2551

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Thank you for your reply.

Do you know the maximum dimensions for the graphic cards can be installed in the Z620 ?! 

 

Also my system has 2x E5-2643 V2 and 96 GB RAMs, is the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Xtreme is the best solution for the system ?! 

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The HP Z620 workstations support full height / full length PCIe cards (with extenders). If you look closely at the internals of the Z620 you will see the PCIe card guides on the back of the front case fan enclosure (RHS).

 

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However, please be carefull of some of the newer gaming variants of the RTX/GTX range as some of those cards do not conform to the PCIe standards in terms of height. Specifically, be carefull of cards that have multiple fans and are generally fitted on OC'd or performance / gaming variants as some of these cards are quite tall and will interfere with the Z620 side panel closing. Personally, I stick with the single fan / Founders Editions of the cards as these will easily fit in the Z620 and can even be upgraded for water / liquid cooling if necessary. The FE variants occupy 2 PCIe slot widths but most of the gaming / OC'd variants will occupy 2.5 or 3 slot widths.

 

With regards to the RTX 2060 being the best card, this depends on what you are using your Z620 for, e.g. gaming, video production, CAD, etc.? The Z620 will support the RTX 2080 Ti if required.

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Ali_A_Hassan,

 

Yes, the RTX 1060 is not a problem dimensionally or in power requirements for a z620.

 

However, before purchasing, be aware that there was announced on 2 July a significantly improved RTX 2060 available in two or three weeks called the RTX 2060 Super.  This uses the RTX 2070 GPU, has 8GB of 256-bit GDDR6 instead of 6GB of 192-bit,  2176 CUDA cores instead of 1920, 34 instead of 30 RT cores, and best of all, will be only about $50 more than the current RTX 2060. The TGP power rating does increase from 160W to 175W,  and requires 1X 6-pin and 1X 8-pin. The dimensions and power rating will not a problem for the z620 and the performance is said to be +23% better- very close to an RTX 2070, and with a reasonable increase in cost.  There will be both a reference edition and many options by the various makers.

 

There are RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super and soon a RTX 2080 Super, so the "Super" cards may in a few months, make used RTX 2070 and RTX 2080- non Supers into bargains.

 

I second Brian1965 comments as to using blower-style GPU's in a workstation when possible. As far as I know, all Quadros and Firepros use a blower fan. Workstation cases are made to run quietly and don't have the high airflow afforded by multiple large, surface mounted fans.  Typically, the Founder's Edition and some vendors' variants have a single blower fan that exhausts the warm air through the back panel of the case rather than warning the interior and thereby adding to the CPU temperature.   I'm quite certain this pattern will continue in the new  RTX Supers.

 

Personally, I'm waiting for used Quadro RTX 4000's  to be $600, so I have a year or so.

 

BambiBoomZ

 

 

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thanks alot for this information, i have read about it just now and it sounds amazing !!! 

for almost around the same price for the Gigabyte RTX 2060 Xtrerme ( 377 EUR) and the super version in nividia website would be at (419 EUR).

but does it good ?? that's the question now...

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Ali_A_Hassan,

 

 As with any new tech product line, in my view, it's wise to wait and see a lot of reviews and tests.  When the RTX 2080 Ti was first released,  a lot of people rushed and bought one, but then there were reports of serious problems with artifacting and gamers earned too late  (that is, after paying $1,300+) that there were only three games that could use real-time ray tracing to any extent.  The prices of the RTX 2080 Ti were also very high at first but have now settled down a bit as the makers' choices has increased. That may happen with RTX Super as more manufacturer produce variants and if the new AMD 5700 7nm series gain market share. The AMD competition to Intel and NVIDIA is going to be good for all three companies and especially the buyers. 

 

As for the actual performance of the RTX Supers, the best technical report I've seen so far is from Gamers Nexus:

 

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3486-nvidia-rtx-2060-super-and-2070-super-review-benchmarks

 

This is mostly testing the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super in games,  but there is also SPECviewperf testing which includes viewport performance. used in so many workstation applications.  

 

The RTX Super GPU's have been characterized as a sort of emergency market response to AMD's innovative RX 5700 and RX 5700XT GPU's.   Whatever the reason, they are welcome as the new AMD cards do not have enhanced ray-tracing capabilities. RTX is interesting as the GPU's are marketed to gamers, but the main users of ray tracing is in 3D rendering.  I use VRay, which is a ray tracing renderer that  added GPU acceleration.

 

If you do buy an RTX Super, I imagine quite a lot of people here would enjoy knowing how well it works in a workstation.   

 

BambiBoomZ

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