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ThinkCentre M700 SFF: 3D business software graphics upgrade (Quadro 420, 3DPassMark)

2017-06-06, 19:03 PM

Lenovo ThinkCentre SFF M700 Intel Quad Core i7-6700, 16GB RAM, 500GB Solid State Drive.   Looking to upgrade GPU for 3D software needs (Not games). On the June 2017 compatibility matrix I only see the Nvidia Quadro K420 as applicable. That card does not have a high enough 3DPassMark for the software I am using. What options do I have to get a more powerful GPU for this machine?

 

I only need 1 video out.

 

Thanks! 

 

Mod:  edited the Subject line to expand the problem description

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre SFF M700 Intel Quad Core i7-6700, 16GB RAM, 500GB Solid State Drive, GPU Upgr

2017-06-06, 19:35 PM

The read me file for the Nvidia driver for your system on the Lenovo support page has a list of supported cards, Quadro and GeForce (gaming.)   Since you have a SFF, you'll need a low-profile card (I believe the best GeForce card is Gtx 1050 Ti), check the length to ensure it will fit, and you may want to upgrade your TFX power supply.  

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre SFF M700 Intel Quad Core i7-6700, 16GB RAM, 500GB Solid State Drive, GPU Upgr

2017-06-06, 19:51 PM

This may be of help comparing Quadro to GeForce:   Puget Systems -- Why you should use a Quadro video card in Solidworks 2016

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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre SFF M700 Intel Quad Core i7-6700, 16GB RAM, 500GB Solid State Drive, GPU Upgr

2017-06-06, 20:04 PM

Thank you for refering me to the Readme. That helps a lot!

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