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#1 337Manni OFFLINE  

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:43 AM

I purchased a Dell R720 server to use as a hypervisor. One of the VM’s I plan on running will be used for Emby Server. This Dell came with an Nvidia Tesla M2070Q graphics card installed, which was a surprise.

I did plan on seeing how Emby ran on the VM first and if needed I would passthrough a graphics card to take over the transcoding roll.

 

Does anyone know how the Nvidia Tesla M2070Q would perform, or should I just sell it on and use a more suitable card if needed?

 

Transcodes would possible max at 4 streams and I’d ideally like to start using 4k content, so assume 4x 4k transcodes.

 

Side note, I have an MSI HD R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC graphics card in my current HTPC that should become free once the server is all up and running. Would this AMD card be a better pick for the transcoding, or should I stick to Nvidia for now?

 

Thanks in advance for any info.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:15 AM

Those graphics cards are about equivalent, and pretty underpowered for what you're suggesting.  You'll likely get 3 1080p simultaneous transcodes out of either of them.  Not sure about 4k, but I doubt you'll get more than 2.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for the info mastrmind11. Looks like I'll be selling the card then...







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