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December 13, 2011 5:22:17 PM

Can a low profile ATi HD 6670 work with this 300w psu. And can it plays games smoothly at 1280 by 1024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-...

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a c 181 U Graphics card
December 13, 2011 11:12:57 PM

Your brand falls under Tier 3 - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units. You should be good to go
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a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2011 11:54:43 PM

Yes, that card has very low power draw and is great for that res.
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December 14, 2011 12:47:16 AM

OK the card will work with a 300w psu but will the low-profile version work with my Dell 531s since the card is pci-e 2.1 and my computer only has pci-e 1.0a as sometimes pci-e 1.0 has compatibly issues with pci-e 2.1 cards. The chip set is a nvidia 6150se.
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 1:10:33 AM

Unknown.

There has been a few reported issues with a PCI-e 2.1 card in a PCI-e 1.x slot. While rare, there can be compatibility issues. You can go to Dell's site and look for BIOS updates that address this issue. You can also take the risk knowing that if it does not work, then you will need to RMA back the card and pay shipping charges.

Otherwise, you will need to look for a PCI-e 2.0 video card. Unfortunately all Radeon 6xxx cards are PCI-e 2.1 and most of the PCI-e 2.0 Radeon 5xxx are gone. Somewhat recently I was helping someone find a Radeon HF 5670 PCI-e 2.0 card, I could not fine one.
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December 14, 2011 1:38:22 AM

Wont works as my dell is a slim model which makes it even harder. hears the motherboard if it helps ASUS M2N61-AX
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 1:44:48 AM

Maybe you better get a new system. You have dell slim series which is really small is space. There maybe a chance that it will not fit the case, so what I think you should do is make a new home-build system. Give me a budget and web store and I will give you the parts!
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December 14, 2011 1:55:23 AM

Hears my budget $100 site site tigerdirect.com
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 2:05:53 AM

shafe88 said:
Wont works as my dell is a slim model which makes it even harder. hears the motherboard if it helps ASUS M2N61-AX


You need to go to Dell's site to find if they have any BIOS update specific to your computer model #
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December 14, 2011 2:33:21 AM

Just talked with dell a pci-e 2.1 card will work :) .
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 2:40:27 AM

shafe88 said:
Can a low profile ATi HD 6670 work with this 300w psu. And can it plays games smoothly at 1280 by 1024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-...

Radeon HD 5750/5770 will run fine and is the only place I recommend people look for in an entry level gaming card because anything less is just jankey.
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December 14, 2011 7:08:50 PM

Sorry wont work not low profile.
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December 14, 2011 7:46:07 PM

jaguarskx said:
Unknown.

There has been a few reported issues with a PCI-e 2.1 card in a PCI-e 1.x slot. While rare, there can be compatibility issues. You can go to Dell's site and look for BIOS updates that address this issue. You can also take the risk knowing that if it does not work, then you will need to RMA back the card and pay shipping charges.

Otherwise, you will need to look for a PCI-e 2.0 video card. Unfortunately all Radeon 6xxx cards are PCI-e 2.1 and most of the PCI-e 2.0 Radeon 5xxx are gone. Somewhat recently I was helping someone find a Radeon HF 5670 PCI-e 2.0 card, I could not fine one.


Just two weeks ago I found a very reputable seller on ebay selling 5850's at $119.99 each. I picked one up for CF. Works great. Didn't come with a CF bridge though. I would assume you could find other discontinued cards on ebay as well. My seller offered a 30 day return period and free shipping.
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 11:25:13 PM

You may need to buy a used low profile Radeon HD 5670 PCI-e 2.0 card since there are none available. Your other option is:

1. Try the HD 6670 and just be prepared to pay shipping if you need to RMA it.

2. Buy a HD 5570 PCI-e 2.0 card since there seems to be limited availability.

http://www.wiredzone.com/Diamond-5570PE31GSB-Radeon-HD-...
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December 14, 2011 11:39:00 PM

How does a 6570 compare to a 6670. the 6670 has a higher clock but the 6570 can be overclocked but than again the 6570 has ddr3 where the 6670 has gddr5 or is their little difference between ddr3 and gddr5 on low end cards.
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 11:40:23 PM

shafe88 said:
How does a 6570 compare to a 6670. the 6670 has a higher clock but the 6570 can be overclocked but than again the 6570 has ddr3 where the 6670 has gddr5 or is their little difference between ddr3 and gddr5 on low end cards.

Stay away from both them cards if you want to game you really need something a bit better
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December 14, 2011 11:47:47 PM

It's impossible since the 6670 is the fastest low profile card currently available.
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 11:52:51 PM

shafe88 said:
It's impossible since the 6670 is the fastest low profile card currently available.

the Radeon HD 6850 has a single slot cooler variant I think it is from Power Color and that wipes the floor with the two cards. http://www.powercolor.com/ca/News.asp?id=1105 and this card will actually play games like they were meant to be played.
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 11:57:50 PM

rolli59 said:
That is a single slot card but full height! LOW PROFILE is half height!

time to break out the tools roll up the sleeves and get some case modding accomplished.
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2011 11:59:10 PM

rolli59 said:
That is a single slot card but full height! LOW PROFILE is half height!

hang on I got something eles that will work far far better than a 5670 / 6670 LOL
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:05:29 AM




That's a full height card. Plus all Radeon HD 6xxx cards are PCI-e 2.1 cards which may not work (rare, but does happen) in an old PCI-e 1.0 / 1.1 slot. That's the poster's concern. Additionally, it draws too much power to be used safely with a 300w PSU.
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:08:02 AM



The left most card is a full height card.

The middle card is a low profile (half height) card with a full height bracket.

The right card is a low profile card with a low profile bracket.
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December 15, 2011 12:09:10 AM

I don't need a high end fancy smancy card, I just need something that will play the 3 and age of empires III. I'm leaning towards the HD 6570
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:11:56 AM

Get either the HD 6570 or HD 6670. Hopefully you will not have any issues with a PCI-e 1.0 / 1.1 slot.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:17:58 AM

your not seeing the point I am trying to make the low profile as you put it Radeon HD 5750 is the dam near same price as a shitty performing 6670 and it will not limit you like that 6670 will.
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December 15, 2011 12:19:25 AM

I talked to Dell, they said it would work. Is Sapphire a good brand for overclocking or should I get a different brand from tigerdirect.
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:19:42 AM

Headspin_69 said:
your not seeing the point I am trying to make the low profile as you put it Radeon HD 5750 is the dam near same price as a shitty performing 6670 and it will not limit you like that 6670 will.

Where is the link to the low profile HD5750 for sale? All I see is links to single slot cards!
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:20:28 AM

shafe88 said:
I talked to Dell, they said it would work. Is Sapphire a good brand for overclocking or should I get a different brand from tigerdirect.

Sapphire is fine! They are the biggest producer of AMD cards!
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December 15, 2011 12:24:04 AM

Headspin_69 said:
your not seeing the point I am trying to make the low profile as you put it Radeon HD 5750 is the dam near same price as a shitty performing 6670 and it will not limit you like that 6670 will.

The 5750 is not low profile plus I think it's too much for my 250w psu.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:28:54 AM

shafe88 said:
The 5750 is not low profile plus I think it's too much for my 250w psu.

Na I ran my 5750 on a low class PSU like your just fine because it is a very low power consumption card that still put out decent framerates. I do believe that at max the Radeon HD consumes only 89watts and that is under the absolute max load like if you were playing Metro 2033 and at idle on the desktop it only consumes like 18watts.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:35:12 AM

if it is not half height or low profile
then it wont fit Headspin
I think they used to make a low profile HD 5750 but I cant find it anymore

and as far as a HD 5670/6670 at that res and those games it will be fine
I use a HD 5670 512mb GDDR5 2.1 in a Dell Optiplex 745 1.0a slot
works fine
plays Crysis 2 DX9 at 1920x1080 Hardcore settings nicely
if you check out my vids
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpooky777?feature=mhee

you will see the HD 5670 in action
do realize that FRAPS recorder does rob FPS
the Witcher 2 gameplay suffered a 10fps reduction with FRAPS


the op is quoted

I don't need a high end fancy smancy card, I just need something that will play the 3 and age of empires III. I'm leaning towards the HD 6570

playing at 1280x1024 res

the HD 6570 will be fine for that

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December 15, 2011 12:46:23 AM

What's up with Headspin and the HD 5750, whats he going to do when the 9570 comes out still recommend the 5750
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:55:51 AM

shafe88 said:
What's up with Headspin and the HD 5750, whats he going to do when the 9570 comes out still recommend the 5750

I recommend the Radeon HD 5750/6750 as the absolute entry level into competent low end gaming performance and why limit yourself to anything less is beyond me unless you enjoy games that run like a slide show LOL.
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 12:58:05 AM

Headspin_69 said:
I recommend the Radeon HD 5750/6750 as the absolute entry level into competent low end gaming performance and why limit yourself to anything less is beyond me unless you enjoy games that run like a slide show LOL.

It is all relative to resolution you play on! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6670/6.html
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 1:01:31 AM

because at 1280x1024 in less demanding games and even the harder games
a card like the HD 6570 or HD 6670 is just fine

I agree that for 1920x1080 and running higher settings that a HD 6750
is better
really need to have at least a HD 6770 or GT 460 768mb or better

but for the OPs requirements it is not called for

and I play games like Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 DX9 high settings
and it is definitley no slideshow

now i think I will go play Witcher 2 at 1920x1080 high spec on my "crappy"
HD 5670 LOL

and Headspin_69 as a youngster on Toms learn to pay attention to guys like Rolli59
with the Expert status and Badges
members like him got those for a reason :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 1:08:37 AM

dont need to have every setting on ULTRA to enjoy a game you know :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 1:14:10 AM

king smp said:
dont need to have every setting on ULTRA to enjoy a game you know :) 

I live by that same credo however that's why I generally stick to games my rig will fully max out so I can realize the game world that the developers put countless hrs hard work into making wonderful so I am just wanting to do it justice.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 1:54:57 AM

Okay I can understand that but not every feels the same way
the OP stated their needs
low profile
low powered
at 1280x1024

I can run Metro 2033 at DX11 1280x1024 very high settings
that is on a HD 5670
that is from my personal experience
so a HD 6670 as the OP originally stated should be fine for that res
since it is about %15-%20 percent from the benches I have seen
that is from my personal experience

if they can find a HD 5750 in low profile
(I am sure I used to see them but cant find them anymore-possibly on Ebay but didnt check)
that would be better
but the fact is those cards are hard to get if not impossible

so a HD 6670 would be fine
a HD 6570 is a little weak but could work

as far as 2.1 in a 1.0a slot
I am not sure if the HD 6xxx series would work
I know a HD 5670 2.1 worked in my Dell 1.0a slot
(and from I have read even though some HD 5xxx cards say 2.0 they are really 2.1
that is just the marketing guys making mistakes)

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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 2:03:11 AM

king smp said:
Okay I can understand that but not every feels the same way
the OP stated their needs
low profile
low powered
at 1280x1024

I can run Metro 2033 at DX11 1280x1024 very high settings
that is on a HD 5670
that is from my personal experience
so a HD 6670 as the OP originally stated should be fine for that res
since it is about %15-%20 percent from the benches I have seen
that is from my personal experience

if they can find a HD 5750 in low profile
(I am sure I used to see them but cant find them anymore-possibly on Ebay but didnt check)
that would be better
but the fact is those cards are hard to get if not impossible

so a HD 6670 would be fine
a HD 6570 is a little weak but could work

as far as 2.1 in a 1.0a slot
I am not sure if the HD 6xxx series would work
I know a HD 5670 2.1 worked in my Dell 1.0a slot
(and from I have read even though some HD 5xxx cards say 2.0 they are really 2.1
that is just the marketing guys making mistakes)

Running Metro 2033 on the highest settings and getting drops all the way down to 3fps is not at all playable and being that I cant even play Metro maxed out on my GTX 275 @ 1680x1050 I have to call you on BS.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 2:19:05 AM

DM186 said:
Hey I will bet you didn't think this would go like this and this long. lol :) 



Yeah I agree
I think the OPs question has been answered LOL

Oh fair warning the Metro 2033 set to music does have profanity
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 2:49:29 AM

king smp said:
kind of rude for a youngster arent you LOL :) 

here watch me play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B13Sk0VjJk

also watch Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 DX 10 set to some cool music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NENNaMlWGpU

whole reason I made that channel :) 

do realize FRAPS recording does steal some FPS during recording process

It is commonly agreed by all the professionals and most gamers alike that under 30fps is not playable and Metro 2033 on maxed out settings is a horror show on a 5670.Even on a quad SLI GTX 580 rig Metro 2033 will bring it down to very low performance in some spots because the game just has terrible coding. Even when not recording with fraps a Radeon HD 5670 will never run Metro 2033 at anything considered decently playable even on med settings DX9 and at 1280x1024 let alone higher settings and res.
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