(Reposted from General Discussion to Graphics)
I'm about to pull the trigger on replacing my FirePro 2270 with a W4300.
I love the 2270 and it has worked just fine for 3 years driving 2 1080p displays for Adobe CC in 10-bit mode but it's heatsink warped and snapped off a few of the support pegs and was replaced under warranty recently (Thanks AMD!).
I don't game and the power envelope of a card and form factor are important.
- SuperMicro CSE-731i Chassis
- Corsair RM750 PS
- Noctua 80 & 92mm PWM Fans
- SuperMicro X10SL7-F Mainboard
- Intel Xenon E3-1231v3 Processor
- 32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair ECC Memory
- 2 x Samsung EVO Pro 540 256GB SSD (RAID1 on Intel C236) OS/Apps
- 4 x Seagate 3TB NAS (RAID10 on LSI 2308)
- LG 16x BluRay Burner
- 2 x 24" Asus PA248 Displays (Calibrated with an i1 Display Pro)
- OS Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
The motherboard is a server board for reliability but is challenged in that it only has a single PCIe-3.0 x8 slot in a x16 connector and immediately below this is a PCIe2 x4 slot in a x8 connector (i.e a dual-width graphics card will obstruct the only other expansion slot).
The x8 slot has a PCIe x1 FireWire adapter installed that is required for ingestion of legacy media.
I have confirmed that the x1 FW card will not interfere with the fan on the W4300.
- Does the W4300 come with a full-height bracket as well as the SFF bracket shown?
The data sheet is not clear on what is included and the only hint is in the Features List:
Low-profile design fits SFF and full-size ATX chassis
Thanks for any assistance