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2011 update - Best Low Profile Graphics Card

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January 9, 2011 7:12:04 PM

Hello,
I noticed some conversations from 2009 and April 2010 on Low Profile Graphics cards. I think the HD5570 (1 gb) was the last one semi-agreed upon. Anything newer? I have a 460 watt power supply and a small (but not slim) case and only one 16x slot. The computer has an I7 processor with 12GB memory.

Any help would be appreciated

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January 9, 2011 10:32:16 PM

damn lol sry for the mistake.
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January 12, 2011 5:48:39 AM

The GTS 450 and the HD 5750 suggested by rolli59 seem like nice cards, but apparently they run hotter and noisier and use more power (not a problem for you) than the HD 5570 and although they only need a single PCIe slot to connect to they are fatter than a "normal" card so they take up the space over the next slot along the motherboard. They are also more expensive - all this for an extra few frames per second in some game.

If your case can accomodate one (you said "small but not slimline") then maybe you should consider a full height card - without the compromises ussually associated with low profile cards. A Core i7 with 450W PSU and 12G is a pretty high speck machine - a low profile card will be the weakest link in such a system.

Horses for causes... :) 
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January 13, 2012 6:21:10 PM

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