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does the length of a graphics card matter?

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January 3, 2014 1:39:53 PM

To be more Specific, I am wondering if the length of an R9 270x Graphics Card changes the performance of them. The two i am looking at are below:

1st and shorter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2nd and longer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can't seem to find any major differences but I wanted to know if there was something I am missing.

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January 3, 2014 1:43:19 PM

The length of the card doesn't really affect the performance. Try and check some reviews on both cards and then you can compare performance between the 2 cards :) 
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January 3, 2014 1:44:29 PM

No it does not matter. Since the provided video cards are using non reference coolers, their design varies and length as well. I haven't read the specs or reviews of the 2 R9 270X cards, but typically a bigger card has bigger fans and heatsink, but some smaller cards are much more efficient and just as powerful. Longer cards also might have fitment issues if you have a smaller form factor PC case.
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January 3, 2014 1:46:25 PM

If I recall the reference designs have the heatsink overhang the printed circuit board. Non-reference, custom, pcbs made by vendors may differ in size.

There can be performance differences, usually in the form of overclocking or temperature control.

In this case I would lead toward the Gigabyte, because they bothered to list the clock speed (1050/1100). You might look around to see if that model of Sapphire has the clock speed listed.
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January 3, 2014 1:47:31 PM

Size doesn't matter.. if you know what I mean hahaha
But if you are going to get a large gpu be sure to have enough space in your case!!! And to have enough power of course.
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January 3, 2014 1:48:03 PM

Length sometimes matter, but not in this case as they should have about the same performance. Sometimes they are longer because of their fans. If I were you I'd pick the first one; because it's cheaper, includes BF4 and I personally like Sapphire more than Gigabyte when it comes to GPUs.
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January 3, 2014 1:58:27 PM

alright thank you! as for the size, my case holds up to a 12.5 inch so im pretty sure i can hold almost any card i wanted to. Power Supply wise, they both call for 500W and 600@W for Crossfire and mine is a 620W. Thank you by the way Eadlef for the reccomendation, i was leaning toward the free BF4 but i didn't want that to get in my way of losing out on performance.
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