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Optiplex SFF 780 with an E 7500 CPU. What graphics card?

Hi,

  I'm about to receive  an Optiplex SFF 780 with an E 7500 CPU. It has Integrated Intel GMA 4500 graphics that I think can use a maximum of 256MB of shared memory. That might be enough to work at a basic level but I think a discreet GPU would be much better.

  I am thinking of getting a low profile HD 7570 1GB GPU but can anyone suggest a more suitable alternative for such a PC?

Regards Steve

 

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Well, you would get 0% bottleneck with the HD 7570, but a 60w card might be a stretch for the 235w PSU.

A near perfect combo would be a Q9650 quad CPU and a 30w Quadro P400 GPU.

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The E7500 will bottleneck just about anything and everything.  Trying to upgrade to a GPU almost wouldn't be worth it.  Even a GT 1030 would have 15.7% bottleneck, with the E7500 being the bottleneck.

 




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Well, you would get 0% bottleneck with the HD 7570, but a 60w card might be a stretch for the 235w PSU.

A near perfect combo would be a Q9650 quad CPU and a 30w Quadro P400 GPU.

Screenshot_20220919-092207.png

The E7500 will bottleneck just about anything and everything.  Trying to upgrade to a GPU almost wouldn't be worth it.  Even a GT 1030 would have 15.7% bottleneck, with the E7500 being the bottleneck.

 




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brad is correct.  the cpu is quite old and slow.  some other cards to consider come from 780 tech guide:

HD4550 low profile 512MB, HD3470 low profile 256MB.  no need to be concerned about bottleneck because you are not going to game with either the cpu or any of the gpu mentioned so far.  if you care more about VRAM, then the 1 GB low profile sounds good, or if you get a 2 GB GT730 low profile gddr5 even better.  some practical concern is sff case physical constraint.  for that use the Dell oem card dimensions in tech guide as guideline.  card cannot be too thick (with large heatsink) or too long.  ka02R000000kp7WQAQ_en_US_15

 
 

 

 


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Hi Thanks for your reply.

I must admit I hadn't thought of a gt 730 but I'll keep an eye open on ebay if one appears.

 

Steve.

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Also:  Nvidia Quadro P400 - Graphics Card - Quadro P400 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCIe 3.0 X16 Low Profile - 3 X Mini DisplayPort https://a.co/d/0MF0OnQ

And, depending on how much bottleneck matters to you, here's some more screengrabs.  Either the GT 730 or the Quadro P400 will work with the E7500.  The GT 730 not as much with a Q9650.

Hopefully this makes sense - When the GPU is the bottleneck and not the CPU, you'll still get full use out of the GPU (GT 730).  Just you wouldn't get full use of the CPU if gaming.

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