GPU options for 2009 XServe

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  1. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

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    Gents,

    what are my GPU options for this? I haven't cracked it open yet, but I believe it's an 8 or 12 core, with 2 available PCI-E slots. I'm thinking maybe dual GTX 970s. This will be for tinkering with OCL Hashcat.

    Thanks.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    Please check the sticky thread at the top. I am not sure will they all works with the Xserve, but at least you will have some hints about the OSX support.
     
  3. Bubalight macrumors newbie

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    You will not be able to mount a double width video card in ether PCI-E slot on an x-serve. The x-serve does not support 6 core, or any 5600 series CPUS. Only 5500s, so at most it can be an 8 core. Also, there is no PCI-e 6-pin power cables internally. So if you wanted to do it, it might be possible to mount the card vertically, and power them with a secondary external PSU, and you just won't be able to put the cover back on the x-serve. Also they are very loud, especially without the cover on.
     
  4. Flint Ironstag thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

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    Thanks for the input. So with the current crop of (relatively) low power GPUs available, any recommendations for the most powerful one which will fit an Xserve without going to external PCIE risers?

    Thanks again.
     
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  6. Flint Ironstag thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that link! I think I have all the info I need.
     

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