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bartosz541
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ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

I am seriously thinking about bying Thinkstation P330 Tower and my only concern is whether I can install RTX 2080 Ti graphics in it. I would be really glad to hear some confirmation if it's possible.

 

Cheers!

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Re: ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

Officially, we don't support that card on any ThinkStation.

 

Off the top of my head, I highly doubt this is going to work if you were to try it out on your own.  The power draw from that card (and specifically the surge under load) will likely be too great for the PSU to handle.

 

Additionally, every 2080Ti card I've seen so far uses a multi-fan thermal design that pulls air in from the rear I/O area of the card  and exhausts it into the system.  This is basically backwards from the way most GPUs we support in P330 work...which is to take air from the tail of the card and exhaust it through the rear I/O.  So that could lead to other thermal concerns within the box.

 

If you truly want to use the RTX 2080Ti, I'd suggest looking at a P520 instead.  Even with the smaller 690W PSU in that system, we should be able to support a single 2080Ti.  Note that this refers to the Founder's Edition 2080Ti card as this is the only version we've looked at.  Other versions that overclock could be significantly larger and have different thermal/mechanical/power concerns that are not mentioned here.

 

If I can carve out some time, I'll see if we can pop a FE 2080Ti in a P330 and see what happens.  But we're running short-staffed right now and buried under a lot of other work, so I can't guarantee we'll get to it quickly.




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bartosz541
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Re: ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

Thank you for the informative answer!

Jani123
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Re: ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

I have similar situation but already have the P720 thinkstation... with wrong 690W power. I thought the power levels were fine, but the problem is that the motherboard does not give more than 6 to 6+2 pin.

 

My question is that can I change the power supply to 900W and have 2x 8 pin support? If it is possible how can I order the 900W the power?

 

This is kinda stupid situation since I (suppose) need to buy new power and waste money OR return the whole thing. Is returning still an option if its done within 14 days?

 

Thanks

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Re: ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

I'm not sure about the status of a potential return.  You'd probably want to call in and speak to a sales rep for that info.

 

We do support the upgrade to the 900W PSU on this platform via an Option kit.  4X20T31652 should include the power supply and the PCIe power cable that would connect to the motherboard.  This should ultimately give your P720 system dual 6+2 drops for PCIe power.




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Jani123
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Re: ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

"This should ultimately give your P720 system dual 6+2 drops for PCIe power"

It should or it does?

 

Where can I buy one inside EU?  I am unable to get the part without a company and VAT number from here "www.lenovopartsales.com". Every other place I have found seem to be in US and few times more expencive.

 

Tried to get this (which I hope was the right one):

https://www.lenovopartsales.com/LenovoEsales/ccrz__ProductDetails?viewState=DetailView&cartID=&sku=5...

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Re: ThinkStation P330 Tower and RTX 2080 Ti

It does.  Initially when that option launched, it wasn't including the additional cable.  I've worked with the Options team to get that corrected and confirmed that it does now ship with the additional 6+2 PCIe power cable.

 

From the US, you can typically search for an option part number on Lenovo.com to see if it is carried there.  Or you can sometimes find them on partner sites like CDW.com.  I'm not sure how that might work within the EU.  That might warrant a call into the service team to see if they can help you with more geo specific instructions. 




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