speedstep
6 Thallium

RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

EVGA 02G-P4-2966-KR  GTX 960 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  fits fine

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.376in - 111.15mm
  • Length: 10.1in - 256.5mm
  • Width: Dual Slot

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487091

 

 

So Yes the Zotac GTX950 fits also

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013P2OVO0

 


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Jdpro
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RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

Can you confirm that the gtx 10x0 works without bios problems in a xps 8700?

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bylanta
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RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

EVGA 02G-P4-2966-KR  GTX 960 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  fits fine

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.376in - 111.15mm
  • Length: 10.1in - 256.5mm
  • Width: Dual Slot

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487091

 

 

So Yes the Zotac GTX950 fits also

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013P2OVO0

 

thanks for the quick response!  That is excellent information.  Now that I spent some time looking into it, it seems there are new platform cards being released in about two weeks.  I don't expect to be able to accommodate them in either power supply or price, but I wanted to ask more informed people if they expect the new cards to push the old cards down in price anytime soon.  I am not familiar enough with the product cycles to know this.

I found a MSI GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GTX 950 GAMING 2G 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express for $110 +tax @Newegg and that just seems like a great price.  But again I am about 24 hours into looking into things, so my insight into the market is very naive.  Any suggestions welcome, thanks.

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Dan-H
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RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

For my budget (~$150), I was thinking of replacing my radeon 7570 with a GTX  950.

the OEM power supply will easily drive a GTX 950, or a GTX 960. Some are running a GTX 970. I have only seen the xps 8700 come with a 460W PSU. If you are not sure, pull the cover and read the sticker.

on the graphics card, If you can save up and invest a little more ( $15 to $20 more ), I think the GTX 960 is worth the extra coin.

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+ Whisper Silent Cooling 1279MHZ Graphics Card is on sale after rebate for $165, with free shipping from ncix. shop around, you may be able to find a better deal.

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speedstep
6 Thallium

RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

The GTX1080 uses the same power profile as the GTX960 but its a much better card.  Its not under $200 however.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Graphics Processing Clusters     4
Streaming Multiprocessors     20
CUDA Cores (single precision)     2560
Texture Units     160
ROP Units     64
Base Clock     1607MHz
Boost Clock     1733MHz
Memory Clock (Data rate)     5000MHz (Effective Speed - ~10Gbps)
L2 Cache Size     2048KB
Total Video Memory     8192 MB GDDR5X
Memory Interface     256-Bit
Total Memory Bandwidth     320 GB/s
Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear)     257.1 GigaTexels/sec
Fabrication Process     16 nm
Transistor Count     7.2 Billion
Connectors     3 x Display Port
1 x Dual-Link DVI
1 x HDMI
Form Factor     Dual Slot
Power Connectors     One 8-Pin  Aka 150W from 2X  6 Pin combined into 8 and 75W from slot.
Recommended Power Supply     500 Watts
Thermal Design Power (TDP)     180 Watts
Thermal Threshold     94°C


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thane49
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RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

Hello Gary,

In my 8700, I was wondering if there would be any problems between running an EVGA GTX 970 SC

versus the EVGA GTX 970 FTW.  Other than some small performance differences, I would not think that

there would be any form,  fit, or function problems with the SC.  Am I correct on this assumption?

Thanks

Mark

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ecig
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

I have to update my Bios when I got my XPS 8900 to work with the GTX 980 ti. You can always try not updating it but I would update it if I were you just to make sure it will work fine with your machine.

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Dan-H
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RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

In my 8700, I was wondering if there would be any problems between running an EVGA GTX 970 SC

versus the EVGA GTX 970 FTW.

There should be no problems.  As long as you have BIOS A10 or higher, and the right PSU it should be fine.

If you have not purchased the GTX 970, you might consider a GTX 1060

availability is still slim,but it out performs the 970s and uses less power.

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Wolfly
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

Hi, I was wondering if the MSI GTX 1060 can fit in an XPS 8700, Its a big investment for me and Im worried it wont fit.

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Dan-H
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RE: XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,

The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card dimensions are exactly the same as the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G that I installed in my son's system.

go back to page 26 of this thread, and scroll down and you can see a picture of it.

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