PCIe x1 and PCI Video Cards List of "cheap" desktop cards


I have started this topic in this forum as a place to document x1 PCIe and PCI video cards that can be used along with 8-series, C870, D870, future 9-series cards, and others that are compatible with CUDA, in XP and future VISTA support.

The idea here is to be able to build a PC with multiple x16 or x1 video cards for the exclusive use of CUDA kernels. That is, in order to maximize the number of CUDA cards in the system, it may make sense to use a “cheaper” x1 PCIe or PCI video card for the needs of the desktop. This way, you reserve as many x16 and other PCIe slots as possible for use by CUDA.

So, if anyone has had experience with the compatibility of x1 PCIe and/or PCI video cards used for the desktop video, in a PC that has additional CUDA compatible cards running, please list them here for reference.

The first one that I’m aware of is the NVS285x1 that forum member Seb mentioned in a previous forum entry.

NVS285x1, PCIe x1, supposedly compatible with 8-series, C870, D870 under XP

If anyone has knowledge of other cards, please list them here.

OSes: XP and VISTA (future support)
CUDA video cards: 8-series, TESLA, Quadro, 9-series(future), other??

I would also like to add the following to the list of x1 PCIe and PCI video cards that can be used for the desktop video. That is, any known motherboards, with OnBoard video, that will allow the onboard video to be used for driving the primary display, and that will play well with other PCIe cards used for CUDA.

The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 is a PCI graphics adapter that supposedly works well with CUDA devices.

Maybe we should create a wiki for stuff like that. Just a though

I have used a EVGA e-GeForce 6200 PCI with a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS PCI x16 card on a dell dimension 9200 machine and I got everything to work.

email me for any other questions on my config

Sparkle has a GeForce 8500 GT PCI version:

I see no reason why it wouldn’t work with CUDA. but it’s probably not worth it due to the slowness of the card and interface.

The 8500 chipset sounds nice…but as you pointed out: the interface is a bit slow.

So, I offer this alternative:

HP NVidia GeForce 8400 GS 256MB DH PCIe x1 Card GJ120AT


OK…I ordered mine today. I’ll let you know how it behaves with an 8600 GTS

OK…recieved & installed. It won’t show up in vista though <img src=‘http://hqnveipbwb20/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/crying.gif’ class=‘bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:’(’ /> …any solutions?