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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 11:32 AM

    • LKJ JKL
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    NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    In my HP Z420 [E5-1650v2], I want to replace my old NVIDIA Quadro 2000D card.

    If I want to stick with a Quadro card and stay in my price range, I see two options:
    - NVIDIA Quadro M2000
    - NVIDIA Quadro P2000

    (They cost roughly the same. And of course I would prefer the newer and more powerful P2000.)

    Now I have these questions:

    1. Is the P2000 compatible with the Z420?
    2. Do I have to buy the HP branded version of the P2000 card - or is it ok to buy the PNY NVIDIA Quadro P2000?


    Any other suggestions regarding a new graphics card are very appreciated, too.

    TIA

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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 12:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    I am using a P2000  with Windows 10 - using asus prime MB (Z270) & I7 -  without any problems.  I used the the specified driver in 8.9.1 for the video card. 

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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 12:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    LKJ JKL:

    1. Is the P2000 compatible with the Z420?
    2. Do I have to buy the HP branded version of the P2000 card - or is it ok to buy the PNY NVIDIA Quadro P2000?

     

    I'm pretty sure the P2000 would be fine with the Z420, as I've never heard of any modern Quadro card not being compatible with HP products, and I'm sure they would never force you to buy HP branded versions over a PNY version.

    Whatever card you decide on, I would recommend you get the version that expells the cooling air out of the back of the card (as in the 'founders'edition cards) rather than blowing hot air inside the workstation.

    With all the new cards that are coming out, it's hard for Avid to keep an up-to-date list of compatible cards, but many of us have found that with the latest versions of MC, most modern cards work fine.

    Unless things have changed recently, Avid have never really fully utilised the power of modern cards, and it's things like Boris and Sapphire plugins that seem to benefit most from lots GPU muscle. If you're also going to be running other software that loves lots of GPU power (like Davinci Resolve) then it's sensible to go for the best you can afford.

    If you go to the following link....

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/avid-media-composer.html

    ... it would seem to suggest that as far as Nvidia are concerned, the P2000 should be fine with MC

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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 3:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    Also.......

    Just take note that very old quadro series cards no longer work with the latest Nvidia drivers (385.08). P2000 - you are good!!!!!!!!!

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    Quadro GP100, Quadro P6000, Quadro P5000, Quadro P4000, Quadro P2000, Quadro P1000, Quadro P600, Quadro P400, Quadro M6000 24GB, Quadro M6000, Quadro M5000, Quadro M4000, Quadro M2000, Quadro K6000, Quadro K5200, Quadro K5000, Quadro K4000, Quadro K4200, Quadro K2200, Quadro K2000, Quadro K2000D, Quadro K1200, Quadro K620, Quadro K600, Quadro K420, Quadro 410

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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 5:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    Thank you so much for your input - this is very helpful for me!:)

     

    I did some further investigations which confirm that (1) the P2000 fits well into the Z420, and (2) the PNY is fine, too.

     

    @Marianna - so the NVIDIA Quadro 2000D (which is not on the list) is no longer recommended/working with Avid? Did I get this right?

    Because... I never had such a sloppy Avid installation... The same system worked ok with MC 7x versions.

    It would be great if my old Quadro 2000D is the only culprit!

     

    @Bruno

    "I would recommend you get the version that expells the cooling air out of the back of the card (as in the 'founders'edition cards) rather than blowing hot air inside the workstation."

    I only found P2000 cards with the fan on the bottom of the card.

    Like this:

    p2000

     

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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 6:05 PM In reply to

    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    I bought a PNY P2000 to replace my old PNY 2000D which is still working on 8.9.2 by 353.82 driver (any problem isnt Avid's but Nvidia EOL them).

    However it seems that this P2000 card was faulty and I sent it back after try it to my (old) PC (and at other newer two at a computer store) as it never gave any signal (of life). Waiting for a replacement.

    First time I see a card not working. Anyways I think if the card is ok you will never have any problem with it as I have never had (till today) any issue with my old (too) 2000D.

    Just my two euros.

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  • Thu, Oct 19 2017 7:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    LKJ JKL:

    I only found P2000 cards with the fan on the bottom of the card.

    Like this:

    p2000

    Yes, I can see this. It was only a recommendation when using some of the heavyweight cards which throw out around 300 watts of heat, and can really raise the temperatures inside your workstation.

    The P2000 specs say it only consumes 75 watts which isn't going to be such a problem.

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  • Thu, Oct 19 2017 9:40 AM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    ah ok, thanksSmile

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  • Fri, Jun 1 2018 5:32 AM In reply to

    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    If I put a P5000/6000 into my Lenovo P900 along with my existing M4000 and have the M4000 running the displays so the P6000 would be fully dedicated to graphics processing, would that get along with MC? 

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  • Fri, Jun 1 2018 9:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    nope, MC only uses the display gpu.

    sapphire might.

     

    multi gpu not worth it unless: big resolve setup.

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  • Sat, Jun 2 2018 3:58 AM In reply to

    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    What I meant was, will MC freak out? It used to be very sensitive to hardware config. 

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  • Sat, Jun 2 2018 8:24 AM In reply to

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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    nope, MC won't look, won't care.

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  • Sat, Jun 2 2018 5:02 PM In reply to

    Re: NVIDIA Quadro / Z420 Questions

    Over the years, I have used low-end Quadro cards (meeting MC's minimum requirements) and have upgraded to expensive Quadro cards.  I've never noticed any increased performace with the more expensive Quadro cards when running MC.   But, as the others have said, I do see a difference running other programs. 

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