Thursday, April 21st 2016

ZOTAC Outs a PCIe x1 GeForce 710 Graphics Card

Need a graphics card for very basic desktop usage and absolutely nothing else? ZOTAC has you covered. The company launched a new GeForce 710 based graphics card with a PCI-Express 3.0 x1 bus interface. The card is passive-cooled, and puts out the three most common display outputs. It can drive resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600, and is backed by a proper WDDM 2.0 compliant driver (the GeForce drivers). Its GPU is clocked at 954 MHz, and 1 GB of DDR3L memory at 1600 MHz.

If you have a machine with your primary x16 slots occupied with something important (think heavy-hitting fiber-channel cards, enterprise HBAs, etc.,) you can use this card on one of your obscure PCIe x1 slots and have yourself a display-head that's slightly more functional than what your IPMI chip's integrated display controller can conjure up. Or you could just use a USB DisplayLink dongle, but shush!
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18 Comments on ZOTAC Outs a PCIe x1 GeForce 710 Graphics Card

#1
Prima.Vera
...or you can just use the integrated video from any existing APU out there
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#2
Assimilator
A single-slot, half-height, PCIe x1 graphics card that's newer than the GeForce 8000 series? FINALLY!!!
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#3
arduum
Sli?:rockout::rockout:
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#4
dj-electric
It would be interesting to see what's possible with pascal.
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#5
spectatorx
DDR3L? Is it regular, desktop memory? Not even GDDR? That's curious choice of memory.
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#6
hojnikb
spectatorx, post: 3447644, member: 95141"
DDR3L? Is it regular, desktop memory? Not even GDDR? That's curious choice of memory.
Do you really need anything better on a gpu like that ?
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#7
hojnikb
Prima.Vera, post: 3447585, member: 98685"
...or you can just use the integrated video from any existing APU out there
Not everyone has this option.
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#8
silentbogo
Assimilator, post: 3447601, member: 7058"
A single-slot, half-height, PCIe x1 graphics card that's newer than the GeForce 8000 series? FINALLY!!!
There are quite a few PCI-Ex1 GT730 out there.
Very recently I borrowed a Zotac GT730 which looked exactly like that. There was a whole batch of 25 videocards pulled from Dell workstations, so I'm not sure whether those are for general market (haven't seen those in retail), or were meant to be a special batch for OEMs.
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#9
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
arduum, post: 3447608, member: 103959"
Sli?:rockout::rockout:
lol I'd love to see that. :laugh:

It should be pretty cheap, so I might buy this just for kicks. I can imagine just how sluggish a 4K desktop would be, let alone any 3D game at any resolution.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
silentbogo, post: 3447658, member: 141875"
There are quite a few PCI-Ex1 GT730 out there.
Very recently I borrowed a Zotac GT730 which looked exactly like that. There was a whole batch of 25 videocards pulled from Dell workstations, so I'm not sure whether those are for general market (haven't seen those in retail), or were meant to be a special batch for OEMs.
Aye, they do have such a thing. €70 or there abouts. I don't expect the GT710 to be cheaper.
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#11
silentbogo
I have another idea: cheap physics card, anyone?
Those PCI-Ex1 GT730's are going for around $50, so it is quite doable.
Brand new GT 710 should be in the same price range +/-$10 and they have 25W max TDP and won't occupy a whole x16 slot.
Got me thinking... :wtf:
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#12
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
silentbogo, post: 3447686, member: 141875"
I have another idea: cheap physics card, anyone?
Those PCI-Ex1 GT730's are going for around $50, so it is quite doable.
Brand new GT 710 should be in the same price range +/-$10 and they have 25W max TDP and won't occupy a whole x16 slot.
Got me thinking... :wtf:
Didn't that concept die a few generations ago?
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#13
silentbogo
It did, but I still like it. Maybe soon it will come back with DX12 and potential uses for secondary GPU (Physics, AI, post-processing etc.).

I remember the first time playing Cellfactor: Evolution with a borrowed physX card. 20000 movable objects, bunch of destructable stuff and cloth emulation on flags and banners - nothing even close to that came out since this demo.
Then it degraded to a cheap PSN title with all the yummy stuff eaten away by Sony.
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#14
blibba
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A single-slot, half-height, PCIe x1 graphics card that's newer than the GeForce 8000 series? FINALLY!!!
Couldn't you just cut down the connector on any x16 card? I know it's a bit hacky but afaik it works.
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
spectatorx, post: 3447644, member: 95141"
DDR3L? Is it regular, desktop memory? Not even GDDR? That's curious choice of memory.
Not really it's a cheap low end graphics card, they have used cheap low end memory on them since the dawn of existence.
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#16
Chloe Price
blibba, post: 3447785, member: 76672"
Couldn't you just cut down the connector on any x16 card? I know it's a bit hacky but afaik it works.
It works. I had a cutted 6200SE long time ago and it worked just like a native x1 card.

The only reason for this to exist is to add more monitor outputs.
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#17
DEcobra11
At what price? Like, it isn't a product everyone is going to buy... if it's too expensive what can stop me getting a GT 710 and cutting it :P
like I did with my x600


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#18
ypsylon
Bring it on!

For server boxes where you have to sacrifice 1 x16 slot to use VGA instead another RAID card or 10Gb NIC or whatever else that requires bandwidth this little guys are perfect. There are always spare x1 slots without much use on pretty much every motherboard.
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