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Small size graphics card with HDMI + PCIe 1.0?

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June 9, 2011 8:39:40 AM

We got ourselves a new HD screen, but we are still using onboard graphics card. The case is a HP case with motherboard 0A54h inside. The size is rather small. From outside, we see that the case's height is lesser than 9-10 cm.

So this is it, we are looking for a small size graphics card that:

- has HDMI built-in.
- has a small size < 9-10 cm.
- is PCIe 1.0 (this computer is about 5 years old now and I don't think 0A54h motherboard support any later versions)

*we don't play any 3D games. All we want is HD resolution.

Is this possible or are we out of luck?

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June 9, 2011 8:58:06 AM

The PCIe specs are backwards compatible. Is the PCIe slot x16, x8, x4, or just x1? (these are the slot lengths)

If the port is x1, x4, or x8: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 HIS H545H1GD1 Radeon HD 5450 Silence 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express x1 Low Profile Video Card

if it is a full length x16: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Either card also passes sound via the HDMI, both cards are low profile although you may need to change the mounting plate (both should come with em).
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June 9, 2011 9:35:28 AM

Mr. IH8U, be careful with the backward compatibility. PCIe 2.0 is backward compatible with PCIe 1.0, but 2.1 is not. You put in 2.1 to 1.0, your BIOS will not POST.
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June 9, 2011 5:31:10 PM

ionosphere said:
Mr. IH8U, be careful with the backward compatibility. PCIe 2.0 is backward compatible with PCIe 1.0, but 2.1 is not. You put in 2.1 to 1.0, your BIOS will not POST.


only some radeons have PCI-E 2.1 compatible cards. sometimes this cards have trouble with mobo especially older mobo that still on PCI-E 1.x. some mobo manufacturer provide BIOS update but some very old mobo might not get BIOS update at all. honestly i'm still wondering why AMD implement PCI-E 2.1 on their cards even though PCI-E 2.0 will do just fine.
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