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A graphics card that only takes up 1 slot.

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January 31, 2010 1:05:16 AM

It seems like all those New PCIe 16x Ver. 2.0 graphics cards witn nVidia or ATI chipsets take up 2 slots (those sluts).

Does any outfit make a card that is SLI or Crossfire ready and PCI Ver. 2.0 compliant that only takes a single slot?

There must be a better way to make those engineers earn money in China. :bounce: 
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January 31, 2010 1:24:57 AM

Your right, almost all the cards sold today are dual slot cards, exept the low end and watercooled ones.

I once had a HD 4850 that was single slot and could be crossfired but I cant seem to find it now.

Found some 1 slot 5670s on newegg, 4670 and below models have only 1 slot aswell but they are very weak cards.
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January 31, 2010 1:36:43 AM

The 4850/4830 reference were single-slot, however few AIBs use the reference cooler.
The best probably is a 5670.
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January 31, 2010 6:37:19 AM

Yeah, it takes 2 slots to ensure the card get a better cooling, bigger surface of cooler(2 slots) can make a card run more cooler than a single slot card... :) 
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January 31, 2010 5:36:19 PM

The single slot 4850s ran pretty hot, which is why many AIBs used bigger coolers. The cooler was intended for lower clock speeds and the 4850 was originally targeted at the 9800GT rather than the 9800GTX. Anyway, some single slot 5750s are popping up and I'm sure that as supply improves AIBs will design some single slot 5770s.
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January 31, 2010 6:58:28 PM

sabot00 said:
The 4850/4830 reference were single-slot, however few AIBs use the reference cooler.
The best probably is a 5670.


Currently there are no single slot HD 5670s. The closet is the ASUS EAH5670/DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The heatasink and fan still protrudes beyond a single slot if you look at the profile picture.
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January 31, 2010 7:25:16 PM

Wrong. Reference 5670 is single slot. Xfx 5670 is single slot.

Why do i know this? Because i'm thinking about buying one.
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January 31, 2010 7:26:45 PM

Actually the xfx looks exactly like the reference 5670 with their logo slapped on it.
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January 31, 2010 7:48:16 PM

Was just about to link that.
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February 2, 2010 12:21:12 AM

I checked with a neighbor that does network maintainence and he told me he would check with his China vendor to see if he could find a PCI-e 16x video card that goes in the very top slot and has the cooling fan system going up towards the power supply.

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February 2, 2010 12:54:45 AM

GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Single slot , single height. sli
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February 16, 2010 4:17:51 PM

I ordered a GeForce 9800 GT 1 GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support from Newegg.com, it seems to take a single slot and I could add a second video for SLI if necessary. ;) 
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February 16, 2010 4:19:43 PM

Best answer selected by wompus.
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January 30, 2013 9:26:09 AM

Hey i have a similar problem.

Only diference is mine only takes up one pci express X16 port but its so wide that it covers up my pci express X1 so i have to relocate my LAN card.

any suggestions?
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