Need a Low Profile Gaming Card

My HTPC that I put together needs a faster video card (w/HDMI). So far, the fastest low-profile video card I've found is the:
SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card.
Is this the fastest one available? It seems a bigger/faster low-profile card that takes up 2 bays and uses external power would be an option for small cases too, but I don't see such an item.
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  1. Is there a reason you need a gaming card for an HTPC?
  2. Maybe I should have said "want", not need... OK?
  3. Oh its not that, you called it an HTPC so I figured it was for theature reasons. Otherwise its not an HTPC XD. What card do you currently have?
  4. there is a low profile 5750. here is everything you need to know about it. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/home-theater-pc-half-height-radeon-hd-5750,2804-5.html
  5. Helltech said:
    Oh its not that, you called it an HTPC so I figured it was for theature reasons. Otherwise its not an HTPC XD. What card do you currently have?

    Built-in HD 4200 on a ASUS M4A785-M board. And it is in an HTPC case.
  6. iam2thecrowe said:
    there is a low profile 5750. here is everything you need to know about it. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/home-theater-pc-half-height-radeon-hd-5750,2804-5.html

    NOW we're talkin'...
  7. iam2thecrowe said:
    there is a low profile 5750. here is everything you need to know about it. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/home-theater-pc-half-height-radeon-hd-5750,2804-5.html

    Don't see it at Newegg. All they have is an MSI w/512M. Rather have 1GB. I'll check elsewhere...
  8. At one time, Powercolor made the HD 5770 in low-profile. Can't find it either...
    http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/28520/powercolor-hd-5770-low-profile-edition-packs-arctic-cooler
  9. http://www.guru3d.com/news/sparkle-lowprofile-geforce-gts-450/ there is also a few gts450 low profile cards, which would be similar performance to the 5750. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261078&cm_re=low_profile-_-14-261-078-_-Product < palit gts450 low profile.
  10. iam2thecrowe said:
    http://www.guru3d.com/news/sparkle-lowprofile-geforce-gts-450/ there is also a few gts450 low profile cards, which would be similar performance to the 5750. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261078&cm_re=low_profile-_-14-261-078-_-Product < palit gts450 low profile.

    Ahh... good choice, thanks. But a bit long for my application maybe. I guess I was too hasty; there seem to be some decent low-profile cards out there afterall. I found this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7168067&CatId=7005 It's a bit shorter. Wonder how it would compare to the 450?
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