[SOLVED] Will a Tesla M40 12GB Work in a Dell Precision 7400?

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I found a good deal on an NVIDIA TESLA M40 12GB tensor core graphics card. I have a Dell Precision T7400 I would like to install it in. It has a 1000 watt power supply, but I am just worried about support for 4G decoding, since I have read about issues regarding the lack of adequate PCIe bandwidth in certain systems. Would this card work in this system?
 

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Older system might be PCIe 1.1, but I also see a lot of references to PCIe 2.0.

Pretty sure the X5670 are running PCIe 2.0 as well, which would be equivalent to 8x PCIe 3.0, plenty for a Maxwell GPU. Depending on what you are doing, bandwidth might not be the main thing you need.
 

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I found a good deal on an NVIDIA TESLA M40 12GB tensor core graphics card. I have a Dell Precision T7400 I would like to install it in. It has a 1000 watt power supply, but I am just worried about support for 4G decoding, since I have read about issues regarding the lack of adequate PCIe bandwidth in certain systems. Would this card work in this system?
Many tesla cards are passive cooled cards. Does this card have active cooling?
Also, the M series cards are not traditional graphics cards. There is no video output ports.
 

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Many tesla cards are passive cooled cards. Does this card have active cooling?
Also, the M series cards are not traditional graphics cards. There is no video output ports.
Is it a passively cooled card, and I am prepared to make a cooling system for it or install it into a similarly aged system, a Dell PowerEdge R710. I am interested in using it for AI projects, so video output ports are not necessary for my applications. I am just concerned with PCIe bandwidth.
 

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Older system might be PCIe 1.1, but I also see a lot of references to PCIe 2.0.

Pretty sure the X5670 are running PCIe 2.0 as well, which would be equivalent to 8x PCIe 3.0, plenty for a Maxwell GPU. Depending on what you are doing, bandwidth might not be the main thing you need.
 

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Is it a passively cooled card, and I am prepared to make a cooling system for it or install it into a similarly aged system, a Dell PowerEdge R710. I am interested in using it for AI projects, so video output ports are not necessary for my applications. I am just concerned with PCIe bandwidth.
The R720 was not initially qualified for tesla cards. We had to wait for qualification before Dell would sell the cards. Be very careful about airflow.
I don't know how good the M series is for AI. Those cards were designed for video virtualization.
 

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Older system might be PCIe 1.1, but I also see a lot of references to PCIe 2.0.

Pretty sure the X5670 are running PCIe 2.0 as well, which would be equivalent to 8x PCIe 3.0, plenty for a Maxwell GPU. Depending on what you are doing, bandwidth might not be the main thing you need.
The older system also supports PCIe 2.0. I might order the card and return it if it does not function properly. Thanks!
 

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