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June 16th, 2024 11:38

Aurora R16, compatible with Nvidia RTX 4000 Ada?

I have the basic Aurora R16 which has only a 500 W PSU. The PC was shipped with RTX 3050. I am interested in knowing if I can upgrade the graphics card to the new NVIDIA RTX 4000 Ada because I need more video memory for use with AI.

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June 17th, 2024 04:22

@Codrut Popescu​ Total Power Consumption of the card is 130w so your 500w would probably work. So you only need to deal with power pin + dimension of the card. 

PNY RTX400 has

4.4" (H) x 9.5"(L) Single Slot

which should be pretty standard. So if your current case can take 9.5"(L), I think it will work just fine. 

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June 16th, 2024 19:19

nVidia RTX 4060 FE requires a minimum 550 watt PSU. What processor do you have? How much RAM?

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June 17th, 2024 02:16

I am asking about Nvidia RTX 4000 Ada

As I mentioned I have a 500W PSU in an Alienware R16. The CPU is i7-14700F and I have 64 GB of memory. The default GPU in this PC is RTX 3050 which has Max Power Consumption of 130 W, the same as the RTX 4000 Ada.

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June 17th, 2024 02:46

@Codrut Popescu​   I am not familiar with that nVidia offering, so I will let others speak to its usefulness.

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June 17th, 2024 10:43

@Codrut Popescu​ That's a workstation card. Not a good idea to put in a gaming computer like the R16.

Just so you understand: this card cannot be used for gaming or any type of gaming workloads. This is strictly for workstation use, rendering etc...

I am sure it will fit, but it's not a good idea...

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June 17th, 2024 19:53

@Vanadiel​ As strange as it might seem not all of us are buying Alienware for gaming. I already explained I need this for AI where video memory is more important than GPU speed.

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June 17th, 2024 20:17

Hopefully the UEFI VBIOS will work in the R16, as otherwise you might end up with a black screen.

If you need more video memory there's other things out there that pack 24 GB of VRAM, which is 4 GB more than this card. Just saying...

Keep us posted how things went.

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