I had read on another forum about somebody using a PCI to PCI express adapter and some super old low power Matrox PCI card for video output but I couldn't find the thread again when I went looking for it. I just bought a 750ti on the cheap, which is overkill(and I'll be tempted to run GPU projects on even though it's low PPD output). I had some old Radeon 3450's and Nvidia 8400gs's lying around, which were the go to card for that purpose a decade ago or whatever, but they're no longer readily available new and I don't know if the 8400gs's may be part of 'bumpgate' or I just have bad luck since mine artifacts super bad once it gets to the Linux mint desktop. Either way, it makes me not necessarily want to buy them used.
GT710 seems pretty common for this task, but the power usage seems somewhat high based on what I've read. I'm trying to pair it with a Ryzen 3950 that is PPT limited to 88 watts, so I'd really like something that's maybe like 5 watts idle. Anybody else run into this and have any thoughts?
It's now in a 3970x on Ubuntu 20.04 and uses whatever drivers that comes with, Boinc doesn't see it.
Never measured how many watts it uses, expect the fan on it uses more than the GPU itself.
Was taken from a dead or dying PC many years ago and put aside, I found it lying around when I needed something for a new build, it will be replaced when I can get a 3080 for it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-Quadro- ... ition=3000
TDP is 34 watts. Eh, too high.
Maybe try NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285 or 315, use 18 and 19 watts.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ge ... 122-6.html
Something to look at. Here's a 7300 GS on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte-Nvidi ... SwTwZfzU3z
There seems to be a ton of the various quadros on sale for cheap on eBay I guess if I start with finding ones that are fanless they should be lower TDP and then I can narrow my search from there.
I may attempt a pci to pci express adapter as well. It's a total kludge in my opinion, but somebody was swearing by it(if I can ever find the thread again) and something like this doesn't even have a heatsink how much power could it possibly use - https://www.amazon.com/Generic-Rage-Vid ... B003FP95Q2
I appreciate the suggestion. I should have been more clear in my original post about what I'm looking to accomplish, but I was hoping for the low power card to be inexpensive as well. I think my 2070's idle pretty low, so I could put one of those in, but ideally I want a card that is inexpensive, very low power usage, and low BOINC performance so I'm not tempted to crunch GPU tasks on it. If I threw a 1650 in there it would never idle because I'd be running tasks on it
I'll have to try that again. Last time I had tried it most wouldn't POST, and the ones that did were really weird about how remote access worked, but that has been awhile. Although, that's pretty much all machines, I've been using HDMI or displayport dummy plugs because it makes remotely controlling them with Teamviewer, etc. run way faster.
That will be another project to tackle is figuring out how best to manage my machines over the network, setup boinctasks, etc.
I looked through my old parts. I have a PCI soundcard and some other assorted PCI devices but no video cards(to use with a PCI to PCI express adapter). I already used my old low end PCI express cards, but the one doesn't work right. I do have a couple AGP cards though, and had no idea that some of them are worth $$ now. I need to decide if putting my ti4600 up on eBay is worth it, or if I should source a high end CRT and setup a sweet late 90's, early 2000's gaming PC
Have 1 of these available: https://www.visualalchemy.tv/1999_17_so ... er_hmda200
Has useful USB ports on the side, very modern for the time
Matrox cards aren't known to be high performance(which is a good thing in this situation), and with such a tiny passive heat sink you'd have to think it doesn't use much power.
If I remember correctly, 1070 and 1080 had the same idle consumption.
Also, I concede that 1070/1080/1080Ti are a little off-topic here, as you specifically looked for GPUs which don't give you the idea to run BOINC on them.
I am having this same separation of computer types currently.
This chart doesn't include some of the least power hungry cards, but it might be helpful:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16349/th ... d-with-bmc
Form factor is ATX.Gavin Bonshor wrote:ASRock Rack, the professional arm of ASRock, has launched an interesting B550 model which is aimed at the server and workstation market, but uses the mid-range chipset. The ASRock Rack B550D4-4L benefits from support for AMD's latest Ryzen 5000 series of processors [as well as 4000G and 3000], with a BMC controller, support for up to 128 GB of [ECC and] non-ECC [unregistered] DDR4-3200 memory, and includes a single PCIe 3.0 M.2 slot from the chipset.
Retail availability and price are not yet known.
Other ASRock Rack boards with BMC:
With the Matrox G550 power usage at 100% cpu utilization is 128 watts. I'll edit this post as I test other configurations. My AMD card hasn't arrived yet.
With the 750ti power usage is pretty steady at 131 watts when the card is idle, but if I start moving stuff around in Windows(just navigating through Windows, opening explorer, etc.) it will jump up 10 watts or so and then go back down. If I'm remote desktop'd(through Windows RDP) to it, though, navigating Windows doesn't affect it.
Interestingly enough(interesting to me, I know a few people said it would but I thought there was a good chance it wouldn't POST), it does boot up without a video card hooked up. Power usage like that is 122 watts. If the Matrox is really only consuming 6 watts that seems probably worth it to be able to easily access the bios, or access dual boot menu, etc. without having to throw a video card in. 6 watts is going to be pretty hard to beat I think.