Arved007
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XPS 8500, upgrading with a new model video card

Hi, just wondering if the XPS 8500 would be compatible with newer video cards like the GTX 1660 TI or the RTX 2060?

I know maybe I would need a new PSU but aside from that, any experience?

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savvy2
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Re: XPS 8500, upgrading with a new model video card

 

well first is it possible. the rules are kinda simple in brief mode. here.

  1. does it fit and not hit, learn that 1 GPU named card comes on vast sizes, no 2 the same HxLxD)
  2. does not overload the X16 slot. (the stamped words to that effect are not seen on mobo im looking at now)
  3. does not overload the PSU, none stated by you.
  4. the card VBIOS likes your PCs main BIOS, some don't, for sure new PC and 2014 made cards or older.

 

the best card (green and power wasted) is GTX1050 (as I type, here , mine is)

The card  you named are power hogs. the burn lots of power, and most BE FED just like hungry hogs

that 1660 (20series based) uses 120watts of power,

no CPU model stated, some need 95watts by them selves

the PSU is 460watts on some but many others are 750watt upgrades (popular that with gamers)

are you going to run $60 games that it?

off hand I think the 1660 will run, (if fits)

I don't to fits here ever, as there is no spec. at dell ive seen on slot space allowances. I use a RULER.

looks like yours uses full height cards like my 3020

it looks too it does pretty long cards too like mine, mind does tad over 10 inches.

the other issue on FIT< (complex it is) , is will your GPU block the next x1 slot below, and will that make you unhappy,(IDK) some PC have all PCI-e slots used, for vast reasons. IDK.

 

what ID do as tech beside power, budgeting,

is look here,  see space available then if the 25/35watt stamp is on the slot in white words,, its not.

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I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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Arved007
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Re: XPS 8500, upgrading with a new model video card

Hi, my CPU is i7-3770 @ 3.40 GHZ.
My actual video card is a GTX 660.
My Bios is A14

I know there are some space issues in the XPS 8500,  but new models of video cards are less bulkier. About the PSU, mine is 460 but I dont have problem in upgrading it also.

Some cards I think will fit withour problem are:

https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-192-bit-Graphics-Compact/dp/B07NMWQXLR/
https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-Graphics-IceStorm-ZT-T20600F-10M/dp/B07MBKKQPW

What I would like to know is if there is a conflict with the Bios or the XPS 8500 motherboard with newer cards.

Thanx in advance.



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7- Thorium

Re: XPS 8500, upgrading with a new model video card

Given the age of this system neither would likely work out of the box.

Earlier cards up to GTX1080 TI work with older dells and upgraded power supply.

This specific Model had BIOS ISSUES with BOTH ATI and Nvidia cards.

Upating bios is dangerous unless you do so with clean install of os without antivirus software OR use FREEDOS installer. You cannot go from A03 to A14 in one step AND if you mess this up your system is DEAD.

CHIPSET Drivers are REQUIRED as is the ME.

DescriptionVersionDownload
Intel H77 Chipset Driver
This package provides Intel H77 Chipset Driver is supported on Vostro 470 and XPS 8500 that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows 8 64bit.More details
9.4.3.1008 
Intel AMT HECI Driver
Intel AMT HECI (ME Driver)More details
9.5.13.1706 
Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
This package provides Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver and is supported on XPS 8500 and Vostro 470 running the following Windows Operating systems: Windows.More details
1.0.4.225
DescriptionVersionDownload
Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 System BIOS
This package provides the BIOS Update on Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows and DOS.More details
A14
Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 System BIOS
This package provides the BIOS Update on Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows and DOS.More details
A13
Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 System BIOS
This package provides the BIOS Update on Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows and DOS.More details
A12
Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 System BIOS
This package provides the BIOS Update on Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows and DOS.More details
A11
XPS8500,VOSTRO470 BIOS
XPS 8500,VOSTRO 470 A10 BIOS for Windows 8More details
A10
XPS8500,VOSTRO470 BIOS
XPS 8500,VOSTRO 470 A09 BIOS for Windows 8More details
A09
CP&PB BIOS
Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).More details
A06
DELL,DSK PROG,BIOS,FWH,8500/470,A05,A05
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Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).More details
A03

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa9b0TkTsLM

 

The pascal based 1050 series is fine 

The 1050 TI  4 GIG card is faster and is on par with 4 gig GTX 680 from 2012

You only need  GTX 1030 card that uses GDDR5 (GIGABYTE GeForce GT 1030 GV-N1030D5-2GL )

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-GV-N1030D5-2GL-Computer-Graphics/dp/B071DY2VJR/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUOrnp2PjK4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp0HNDojxNw


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Arved007
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Re: XPS 8500, upgrading with a new model video card

I have all the updates to day without problem. I thought the problema with GTX 1660 TI o RTX was that both need UEFI boot. Doesnt the XPS 8500 bios have both, UEFI and legacy modes?

 

Thanx in advance

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