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Best graphics card that doesnt use a 6 pin power connector

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March 1, 2011 2:18:40 PM

Hi, just wondering what the best graphics card today is that relies solely on the PCI express power and doesnt need any connection to the PSU
a b U Graphics card
March 1, 2011 2:26:52 PM

I think you can get 5670's that rely only on PCI-E power.

However to game with those at okay framerates, you'll need a pretty low resolution monitor at low settings.
a c 355 U Graphics card
March 1, 2011 3:04:35 PM

HD 5670. Performance depends on monitor resolution and how high you set your graphic settings.

Not the best card for 1920 x 1080 or 1600 x 900 resolution with maxed out graphic settings. If you want better performance you need a more powerful card that requires additional power.

See following review
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/axle-rad...
a b U Graphics card
March 1, 2011 4:38:42 PM

Griffolion said:
I think you can get 5670's that rely only on PCI-E power.

However to game with those at okay framerates, you'll need a pretty low resolution monitor at low settings.


I have a HD 4650 that I can run most games (bioshock 2,left 4 dead 2 for example) at 1920x1080 medium to high settings
Crysis warhead runs at 1280x1024 mainstream settings
the HD5670 is better than the HD4650 so will run most games in the past year or two decently
Toms picked the HD5670 as top pick under a $100 bucks for gaming
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