06-30-2018 04:49 PM
I posted this on another board, but a friend suggested that I post it here, as I might get better answers, so here goes:
I'm getting an HP Pavilion 590-p0070 PC soon, but I just want to know which graphics cards are compatible. I checked the specs page for this PC at HP's site, but it gave no indications there.
I'm not a gamer, but I do a lot of video editing/encoding, which uses a lot of resources. The current PC (a laptop) that I'm using has a core i5-6200U/8 GB RAM/Geforce 940MX. It seems adequate for most smaller encodes, but slows down with some larger encodes.
I was hoping that the Pavilion 590 with it's core i7-8700/12 GB RAM would be sufficient, but it uses Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics, so I wondered if I would need a graphics card.
In comparison, the core i5-6200 is just 2 cores/4 threads, while the core i7-8700 is 6 cores/12 threads. I'll probably bump up the RAM to 16 GB as well, so would that be enough?
The videos I work on tend to be 720p or less, if that helps any. Either way, I would like to know which graphics cards are compatible, if only for future reference. Thanks in advance!
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06-30-2018 05:07 PM - edited 06-30-2018 05:19 PM
If you know anything about computer design, power (PSU) supplies, and capabilities I would suggest you read thru the support page. The motherboard does not accept a standard ATX PSU. The supplied PSU has strange plugs, ie a pair of 4 pin headers for MAIN and CPU, and an 8 pin header for the SATA drive power.
As the supplied PSU is 310W vs the normal 180W supply, you could limit your PCIEx16 slot to a 75W card.
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07-03-2018 04:01 PM
I actually read thru that support page, but it was of no help to me (hence my posting the question here). I don't know much about motherboards and all that technical stuff, unfortunately. When I bought a video card for a previous PC, they had a listing of all the compatible video cards listed on the specs page, so it was a lot easier for me.
I guess I'll just add that extra RAM and just hope for the best. Thanks anyway...
09-04-2018 07:41 PM
Hopefully its not too late but i just recently bought this and have a gtx 1050 ti and its been working flawlessly. I use this fot gaming mostly and get decent performance on mid to high settings for anything i throw at it pretty much. You could also get a cheaper gt1030 with much less power draw
09-04-2018 09:30 PM
Based on what I know of this series of desktops (I have a 590-p0057c, which has 16GB RAM and a Radeon RX 550), your main limitation is power. Long story short:
I think that you could get up to a Radeon RX 560 or an Nividia 1050 or 1050Ti - 2 or 4 GB doesn't seem to matter. Basically these will draw power from the slot, and that stays within 65 to 75 Watts.
For what you are wanting to edit, those are pretty decent cards.
I don't know which video editor you are considering, but I would think that adding a SSD to the slot on the motherboard would be as equal or more important for editing videos than bumping up the RAM by 4GB.
But I don't edit videos much, mainly RAW photos.
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09-22-2018 01:11 PM
Firstly, thanks to everyone who responded---you all have been a big help to me---much appreciated! Well, I've had the PC up and running for weeks now and I couldn't be more pleased. I did a couple of test encodes to sort of gauge the encoding performance of the PC. Well, the PC encoded a 1 hour 720p HD chunk in 15 minutes or less, which is way faster than the 1 hour or more conversion time of my old PC. I even tested it while watching HD video on Youtube TV and I didn't notice any slowdown while doing so.
But, it still early yet---computers tend to slow down over time, so I'll have to monitor performance. I might still add the extra RAM anyway, but I'll hold off on the video card for now.
At any rate, it's nice to know I have options down the road---thanks again guys.