[H]ard DCOTM x2
- Jan 1, 2014
That case is pretty thin, but still about 50% more than a true low profile case.It better be faster than those old 75w cards since it needs more juice.
Still waiting for the bus powered replacement for the 1650. A2000 6gb cards are still around $250 used.
Personally if a card needs pcie power there are plenty of single fan full height cards and sub 200mm dual fan cards that work in sub 10L small builds. But with an external power brick and or some HDPLEX psu solutions you can do anything with an 8pin pcie adapter as long as you keep your cpu reasonable.
Edit: low profile build: Not mine
A2000 tiny pc
Edit again! This is mine. My point is once you commit to an sfx psu yolo on a console style aka “pizza box” case and use most any GPU. Still looks fine next to a tv etc.
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From what I understand, the gddr6 systems use quite a bit more power than the gddr5 systems when comparing 128 bit to 128 bit. So they either need to make it 8 gb 128 bit with a very cut down gpu at low clocks (4050 tier) or a 96 bit (6 GB) 4060 tier card if they wanted to hit 75w.That case is pretty thin, but still about 50% more than a true low profile case.
All I'm saying is that each generation has about 15 different models from AMD and Nvidia and each of those models have 10 or more SKUs from the various board partners so at least 150 SKUs. I know LP is niche, but is really that niche? We've gone generations with not even a single SKU. Just glad that Gigabyte once again answered the call to the one percenters.
Like all those HP Z2 G4 and G9 SFFs I handle at work, which have pretty decent CPUs in them (i7-8700 and i7-12700 respectively) but ship with rather weak sauce Quadro P620 or T1000 cards at most?I haven't looked for an LP case in forever as the trend is small cases and full size GPU's in that space. My use case is the off lease SFF systems, of which there are plenty.
Bingo. I put it in a Z2 G4 with a i7-9700 replacing the GTX 1650 I had in it. The 1650 was pretty balanced performance wise. The small SFF case and 9700 of the Z2 really holds this 4060 back compared to placing it on a more powerful cpu with good cooling.Like all those HP Z2 G4 and G9 SFFs I handle at work, which have pretty decent CPUs in them (i7-8700 and i7-12700 respectively) but ship with rather weak sauce Quadro P620 or T1000 cards at most?
Those things are literally just one half-decent GPU away from being respectable gaming or 3D content creation machines, and this would be just the ticket to addressing that problem.
This little thing is quiet. I've tested it on an open bench and in an enclosed HP Z2 case and I don't hear it over the floor standing oscillating fan I have in the room or the Z2's variable PSU fan that ramps up when that system gets hot.Curious about noise while gaming!
Very cool looking little card!
Any suggestions on where to get a 400w PSU for an SFF Z2 G4? I have the 250w in my case and can't find the actual part number from HP for the 400w unit to search/verify units I've found online. Some look promising, but, more expensive than what I want to invest in for the experiment. Others look like they are sketchy after market types or don't have the proper wires for the fan sensors.Like all those HP Z2 G4 and G9 SFFs I handle at work, which have pretty decent CPUs in them (i7-8700 and i7-12700 respectively) but ship with rather weak sauce Quadro P620 or T1000 cards at most?
A2000? 6GB or 12GB? For general use and gaming or workstation and business? New or used? That was a great option if you could afford the high cost of a new card or risk the used market.a2000 is still better buy IMO.
The price has gone up on the a2000 6GB (used). I agree the 4060 is the better buy cost wise if gaming is your main concerns. But as a general workstation with some gaming on the side, the a2000 can hold its own.A2000? 6GB or 12GB? For general use and gaming or workstation and business? New or used? That was a great option if you could afford the high cost of a new card or risk the used market.
I wish they would have stuck with a blower style for the little 4060 but the power draw is higher. So, it needs more than the pci slot can provide which limits the sff systems it can drop into based on the PSU's they have. But, the performance can be on par with a 4060 if you have the cpu, power and cooling to run it versus the 3050-ish level of performance for the A2000. 8GB is much better than the 4GB of previous GTX offerings, but, 12-16 would have been ideal. Overall, for $330 in this form factor and this environment, it's better than I expected.