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Most powerful graphics card in a single expansion slot?

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February 4, 2010 1:42:53 PM

Hi,

After starting a thread here on graphics cards I nearly bought a 5670 becuase of its DX11 features. However before I purchase it, I wondered what is the best card available for DX 10.1. I am looking for the most FPS and the card MUST fit in a single slot. Ideally I would like amazing performance with Fallout 3.

I decided it might be better to go with an older card that is DX 10 only if the performance is better for the majority of games.

Thanks
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 1:53:40 PM

guybrushT said:
Hi,

After starting a thread here on graphics cards I nearly bought a 5670 becuase of its DX11 features. However before I purchase it, I wondered what is the best card available for DX 10.1. I am looking for the most FPS and the card MUST fit in a single slot. Ideally I would like amazing performance with Fallout 3.

I decided it might be better to go with an older card that is DX 10 only if the performance is better for the majority of games.

Thanks


We need a budget, your CPU name PSU name and wattage.
Without those and only thinking your system meets all the requirements for the card I suggest a 9800GT/9800GTX single slot.
a c 189 U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 1:59:02 PM

But be aware that a single slot card would usually runs pretty hot, even with a stock speed... :) 

agree with dragon, list down your specs here so we can make a suggestion for u...
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February 4, 2010 5:17:53 PM

Ok thanks,

My Specs are:

AMD Athlon X2 2.6 GHz 5050e, 45W
8 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM 1066 MHz
Nexus Value 430 W PSU
500 GB HDD

I have a very small case and only enough space for a card with one slot unfortunately. I think because I am using such low powered parts in the rest of my PC my PSU could handle a decent card (obviously nothing outrageously power demanding).

My budget is about £100 ($160).
February 4, 2010 5:53:07 PM

I have just read in my manual that the card size is limited t 192mm x 19mm (height)
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 6:24:12 PM

^Are you sure those numbers are right? 19mm (approx. 1/2 inch) sounds more like the max width (single slot).
February 4, 2010 7:23:27 PM

pepperman said:
^Are you sure those numbers are right? 19mm (approx. 1/2 inch) sounds more like the max width (single slot).


Yeah, depends on which way you look at it. I mean the thickness.
February 4, 2010 7:48:34 PM

I think a radeon hd 4770 will be a ok card..
a c 216 U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 7:58:37 PM

Often you can rearange some of your other cards so that you can fit a card that takes up 2 slots. Most the time this is prefered, as you will have better cooling choices availible.
February 4, 2010 8:13:32 PM

bystander said:
Often you can rearange some of your other cards so that you can fit a card that takes up 2 slots. Most the time this is prefered, as you will have better cooling choices availible.


I wish I could, when I originally built my PC I didn't think I would play any games ever. I only have 1 PCI slot and 1 PCIe slot and a just two brackets on the back of the case.

I have space below the PCIe where a heatsink could go.
a c 216 U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 8:22:13 PM

Oh...do you mean you just want the best card that fits in a single PCIe slot, but can be two slots in size?

If that's the case, that opens up a whole lot more options.
February 4, 2010 8:38:54 PM

bystander said:
Oh...do you mean you just want the best card that fits in a single PCIe slot, but can be two slots in size?

If that's the case, that opens up a whole lot more options.


I physically have just one bracket to attach the card to - no amount of arranging will alter this unfortunately. However, inside the case there is a bit of space where a heatsink from a single slot graphics card could fit.
a c 216 U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 8:42:34 PM

Well, that could open up some more options, as I've seen single slot cards with a wide heatsink, but definately not as good as if you had the bracket space on the case...unless you had an old computer case laying around to swap the computer to.
a b U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 11:06:39 PM

I was gona say that the first 4850s where single slot but OvrClkr's 260 is better.
February 4, 2010 11:42:43 PM

Note of caution here, he's only got a 450W PSU . He'd better check the spec's of the PSU AND CARD for wattages for both. You'll need to check how many watts any of the cards you want to put in there demand and secondly, if your power supply can hangle the wattage to the card.Research helps alot.....good luck bystander
a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2010 12:28:06 AM

The 5750 I posted is best, cheap, cooler (than GTX 260/4850), and runs on a 450W PSU.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 5:15:50 PM

Everytime I read "vapor" on the thin 260+ I kept thinking of sapphire's vapor-x series.
I don't know, the 5770 looks good, although it has terrible reviews,
"I got 80-120fps in RE5!!!"
Either a terrible resolution or low settings.
a c 271 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 6:31:14 PM

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