Best pcie card w/ addition power

What is the best PCIe graphics card out there right now that draws its power from the motherboard without the "umbilical" power cord(s)?
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  1. GeForce GT 240 is the most powerful card that does not need any connections from PSU
  2. how does the gt240 compare to the 9800gt ee?

    *I just bought a computer and I thought is was coming with a regular 9800gt, but instead it has the ee version. I am not complaining, I got it on special open box for a steal.
  3. 5670 is a far more powerful card, and gets its juice from the mobo, for the same, or very similar price as the 240.
    A 240 will perform similar to your 9800gt ee.
  4. Yes, the 9800GT is better that the GT 240 and the best card without a power connector. It does have slightly lower clocks than the regular 9800GT but that can be easily corrected through software such as rivatuner.
    There are other cards that have a power connector but don't really use them except under extreme conditions and are better than the 9800GT such as the HD4770 and the HD5750. What cards you can use really depends on the specs of your PSU, not what cables it has(or doesn't have.) The cards usually come with a 4 to 6 pin power adapter if your PSU is lacking the cable.
  5. JofaMang said:
    A 240 will perform similar to your 9800gt ee.

    Not so. The GT 240 is weaker than the 9600 GT.
  6. Then my point still stands, heh. A 4670 will stand up to a 9600GT, therefore, a 5670 which is undoubtedly more powerful than the 4670, by extension, must be the most powerful card that doesn't require a direct PSU power connection.

    With the budgt range of performance having exploded in the past couple years, the difference in performance between a 9600gt and a 9800gt keeps gettings smaller and smaller, when compared to what you can get these days.
  7. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_5670_1_GB/30.html

    the 5670 is faster than 4670, gt240 or 9600t but slower than normal 9800gt, I don't know what they've done with the ee version or how it performs...
  8. JofaMang said:
    Then my point still stands, heh. A 4670 will stand up to a 9600GT, therefore, a 5670 which is undoubtedly more powerful than the 4670, by extension, must be the most powerful card that doesn't require a direct PSU power connection.

    How "must" it be so? It doesn't make the 9800GT not exist.
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