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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

GPU Card Installation Guidelines

  • NOTE: Internal GPU cards are supported on the PowerEdge R720 and not on the PowerEdge R720xd.
  • NOTE: Due to the high power consumption of GPUs, the ambient system inlet temperature is restricted to 30 °C to ensure adequate system cooling when one or more GPU cards are installed in PowerEdge R720. Note that this is less than the standard environmental specification of 35 °C.
  • The PowerEdge R720 must be installed with two processors.
  • The processor must be of 115 W or less.
  • The processor must use a GPU kit low-profile heat sink.
  • Ensure the GPU enablement kit is available.
    GPU enablement kit includes:
    • Low-profile heat sinks
    • System board support brackets
    • Power cables for the GPU cards
    • Filler brackets with closeout EMI shield for unoccupied PCI-e slots
  • All GPU cards must be of the same type and model.
  • Ensure that your system uses the redundant 1100 W power supplies.
  • You can install up to two double-wide GPU cards.
    • NOTE: Two double-wide GPU cards configuration requires optional riser 3.
  • You can install up to four single-wide GPU cards.

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