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01-30-2018 05:11 AM
Hi , I have hp z600 workstation,
it's 16 gb memory
nividea quadro 2000
xeon E5520 ( 2 processors )
... and I need to upgrade both graphics card and processor as I need to work with some architecture and animation programs like lumion , maya, 3ds max, cinema 4d, and vray
.. so what is the suitable processor that i could upgrade to ? please give multiple choices with different prices
.. and do " gtx 1060 6gb " will work with my workstation ?
please help me
01-30-2018 09:04 AM
the z600 had two motherboards a B@ that only takes 55xx series and a Cx revision that takes 55xx/56xx series
this board has a search function, please use it before asking, since many questions have ben asked several times allready
Intel 55 series link
intel 56 series link
the z600 will support a 1060 with the stock 650 watt supply, again this has been asked numerous times allready on this forum (use the search link)
as for pricing on the items, thats your responsibility not ours
02-02-2018 04:19 PM
hp only lists the cpu's they supported, i do know some z600's came with 130 watt cpu's and they should run the 5690's also
i just don't know if all z600 systems support 130 watts. as i stated if you use a cpu of a higher wattage hp will useually stop the boot with a bios msg
it might be a s simple as upgrading the 90 watt coolers to the 130 watt coolers that will allow the 5690's to work
check this link
02-02-2018 04:27 PM
X5672 is even faster each, but 4 cores each.
I've built Z600s both ways and it is a bit hard to tell the difference but I can feel that bit of extra speed with the dual quad cores. 8 total has been fine for the programs we use. For another purpose two of those slower X5675s would be a better choice.
Bigger deal than that small perceive difference was to populate all memory slots with identical 1333MHz memory, and to add in a Predator M.2 PCIe SSD card as posted about here.
02-02-2018 04:40 PM
I'm with SDH the biggest general performance increase was installing an SSD even if it is just for your boot drive and main programs but I've not had chance to try the M.2 version SSD yet
02-02-2018 04:58 PM - edited 02-03-2018 12:07 PM
The Kingston Predator M.2 SSD seems to no longer be made by them, but if you dig around you likely can find some still available. I've liked that speed boost quite a bit, but it is not like when we went from HDD to SSD. It is more like getting a faster video card that is a step up.... you can feel it but it does not blow your socks off. But, that is a moot point with them being gone from production. Lot more info HERE.
However, the Z620 can run the HP Z Turbo Drive G1 (but not the G2 version.... you have to go to Z640 for that). So, enjoy use of your SSD in a Z600. One alternative to the Predator would be to get a nice PCIe card that lets you run SATA III SSDs at their full speed in the Z600 (which is a SATA generation II workstation).
EDIT: The ZX00 series workstations have PCIe slots that max out at PCIe Generation 2 speed/bandwidth. You need a newer workstation to get PCIe Generation 4 speed/bandwidth. So, in our Z400 and Z600 workstations I put the Kingston Predator M.2 PCIe interface card in a slot that is PCIe generation 2 with a minimum of "x4" electrical lanes. You get no added benefit if you use a PCIe generation 2 "x16" slot, but make sure to use at least one of the "x4" slots. That is the max the Predator can use for both of those very different specifications so you want to at least match to that capability in your choice of PCIe slot. See the related info from DGroves a couple of posts down in this thread......