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Good Half Height Low profile video card PCIe

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April 12, 2006 2:16:17 PM

Hi guys,
I have seen a few topics about the video cards which can fit in the xps 200 (or dimension 5150c in Europe) but there was no real conclusion to the thing.
For those who don't know, the video card has to be PCI-e and half height or low profile (the Video card'c PCB is narrower than other classic cards).

To summarise, here is a list of the cards available at the moment for this case:

- Radeon X600 SE Hypermemory
Smart shader 2, Smooth vision Video Shader
Came with the computer, I don't have a link.
- Radeon X700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
- Radeon X1300 Hypermemory 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
- Geforce 6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
- Geforce 7300 GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

I believe, all of them would fit. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I've read here and there that the X700 and the Geforce 6600 could heat a lot and crash or burn. Anyone confirming this? Could you please post links to back up your info?

Performances:
I know none of this cards are aimed at hardcore gamers because of medium to poor performances.Unfortunately, that's all I can choose from as I'm not planning on buying a new case (and mother board) any time soon.
Could you please tell me which one would perform better (less worst) in recent games and which one are future-proof (understand would support Vista and the likes of HDMI, HDR, HDTV and whatnot).

Thank you for your help.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2006 5:51:15 PM

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I've read here and there that the X700 and the Geforce 6600 could heat a lot and crash or burn. Anyone confirming this? Could you please post links to back up your info?


Nope both are very efficient cards using 110nm process.

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Performances:
I know none of this cards are aimed at hardcore gamers because of medium to poor performances.Unfortunately, that's all I can choose from as I'm not planning on buying a new case (and mother board) any time soon.


There are better performaers out there, more on that in a moment...

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Could you please tell me which one would perform better (less worst) in recent games and .


First the X700 would perform best from your list, then the GF6600, both being very close and trading blows. But...

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which one are future-proof (understand would support Vista and the likes of HDMI, HDR, HDTV and whatnot)


None support HDMI or more importantly HDCP, which brings me to my recommendation for you. Sapphire is launching a low profile X1600 with HDCP equipped HDMI support (1 DVI connector 1 HDMI) sometime this month (seen pics, aticles, but seen none for sale yet);

http://www.firingsquad.com/news/pressreleasearticle.asp?searchid=206

http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/products/graphics_overview.php?gpid=145


It's performance would mop the floor with the others you've listed, and has all the latest game features, and has the future HDCP/HDMI support that would be best for anyone considering such things right now. I'd say wait for that as it seems perfect for your situation.

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Thank you for your help.


Hopefully it was helpful. 8)

PS here's some pics.

Low Profile;


Half-height;
April 13, 2006 8:03:43 AM

Wow man,
now that's what I call efficiency and precision.
Thank you for your more than detailed and informative answer, I'll have a look at this card which really seems great. I hope it won't be too hard to find when it does come out.

Great, thanks.

Gecube is about to release the same kind of cards X1300 HDMI and X1600 HDMI.

Why isn't there already a classic X1600 in low profile? :?
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2006 4:16:50 PM

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Gecube is about to release the same kind of cards X1300 HDMI and X1600 HDMI.


Take Sapphire over GigaPuke, err.. GeXcube.
BTW, notice the initial information the press release said HDMI+DVI, but the pictures clearly have HDMI+VGA, just something to note. (You can do HDMI->DVI though, but it would be single link, not the dual-link of the typical DVI)

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Why isn't there already a classic X1600 in low profile? :?


There probably is, but I didn't really keep tabs on it, I know of these because of their HDMI abilities.
February 28, 2008 11:29:45 AM

I thought I would revive this dead thread for anyone looking for low profile cards in the modern Feb 2008 era.

Here are just three examples of many cards to choose from each chipset category.

GeForce 8400GS

MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M (256MB onboard) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GeForce 7300LE

MSI NX7300LE-TD256EH GeForce 7300LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GeForce 7200GS

XFX PVT72SWANG GeForce 7200GS 512MB (256MB on board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So they still exist for those people who are unfortunate enough to be forced to work on a low profile flex type case computer or if you need it for some kind of uber small case.

Thought this thread needed an update for those that search for it.

Cheers.
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 1:25:40 PM

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