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Best gaming card which fills just one pci-e slot

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I have an amd 4350 card in my hp i7 server. Just purchased a 5450 but didn't notice any difference regarding shading/occulusion (playing city of heroes). Which card could fit into a pci-express slot which only takes that much space (have a small cabinet) and better than the amd 5450?
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  1. Probably something like this HD 6670.

    -Wolf sends
  2. Best answer
    If you want something a little more powerful, here's a HD6770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131445

    Powercolor isn't as well-regarded, and all three comments seem to indicate the same fan clearance issues, however I think I've bought a couple of Powercolor cards (but not this one) and they were fine.
  3. LOL... How the heck did I miss that????

    Yeah, disregard my previous comment!

    -Wolf sends
  4. So how does the GTS 450 compare? Was looking at the comparison here in Toms Hardware and on the tests it seemed to out perform the 6670, but I wasn't sure if the 450 could fit in a single PCI-e slot and not require any additional power.. if it doesn't fit/needs extra power then I'll order the 6670.
  5. Don't waste your money on Fermi crap unless you can get it cheap or wiling to take risks. As for that single slot 6770 do you notice the partial swastika? I would go with it but personally I would pick a different brand. Performance wise it will beat a 450 to a pulp any way.
  6. if ur going to gaming, first of all, what resolution (monitor) u are using and what PSU brand u using?
  7. nforce4max said:
    Don't waste your money on Fermi crap unless you can get it cheap or wiling to take risks. As for that single slot 6770 do you notice the partial swastika? I would go with it but personally I would pick a different brand. Performance wise it will beat a 450 to a pulp any way.


    It's weird but on Tomshardware tests, the 450 seemed to come out ahead; and yeah, thanks for pointing out the swastika, gonna steer clear of that reseller!
  8. Well a gts 450 can be a decent card depending on your needs but on the low it is on par with a gts 250 but on the high it is close to a gtx 260 but not the core 216 version. If you can keep it cool and have some decent overclocking headroom then go for it.
  9. sHuib86 said:
    if ur going to gaming, first of all, what resolution (monitor) u are using and what PSU brand u using?


    6 GB memory, i5-750 processor (2.66 GHz, 1MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache)
    HP 2159m 21.5" Diagonal Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor

    So looking at 1920 X 1080 resolution. Been having trouble trying to figure out the power supply that came with the box but my 5450 works ok in it, not sure how the 6770 power requirements compare to that.

    HP Pavilion Elite e9250t PC

    * • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    * • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-750 processor [2.66GHz, 1MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache]
    * • FREE UPGRADE! 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] from 4GB
    * • FREE UPGRADE! 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
    * • 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]
    * • LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
    * • 16x max. DVD ROM (player)
    * • Premium Wireless-N LAN card
    * • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio
    * • No TV Tuner
    * • Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports
    * • No speakers
    * • HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse
    * • Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
    * • Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 month
    * • HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
  10. I believe this system comes with a 350W power supply, so I was able to plug in a 5450 but again, not sure of the power requirement of this vs. a 6770
  11. Sigh, looks like it requires a 450W power supply
  12. The 6770 is less than that of a stock gts 450 when it comes to actual power requirements. The gts 450 loads at 109w at stock clocks and volts while this rebranded 5770 only loads around 80-85w at stock.
  13. So at least it uses less than the 450; So I'll go with the 6770 and look to upgrade my power supply (I'm assuming they are all standard so that if I buy one from newegg/best buy that it will fit in my hp minitower).
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