I've been searching for weeks for an answer, but I am more confused then ever so I thought I would ask here (and on Yahoo).
What would be a good low profile GPU for moderate gaming that is low power consumption?
My comp specs:
CPU- Intel E6700
Mobo- Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi
PSU- 320watts, +12v1= 9amps, +12v2= 9amps
Monitor resolution- 1920x1080
This computer is used for when my brother stays with me so that he has something to play WoW on, currently it runs WoW just fine, but it lags horribly on Guild Wars 2, a game he will be playing. It would be nice if it could run some other (older) games too.
I would like to stay under $70.00
I was looking at the GT430, GT520, and the HD 6570, but reviews are mixed and none do games, I guess.
GPU must be low profile.
The GT520 is capable of running fairly recent games at med. settings (I have a GT520 in my HTPC). The 6570 is the best out of all of them though (theoretically) and should be able to run the games you listed. Your PSU should handle the card safely since the 6570 only requires 50 watts at full load.
My personal bid, I picked one up for $70 at CompUSA and this card handles everything for me on a 1920x1080 27". I play Skyrim on Ultra, Crysis 2 on Ultra, Mass Effect 3 on Ultra. 16xAA for all of them. Warcraft on Ultra/Tera on Ultra as well. It's not 'cheap' as some of these, but this little card really packs a solid punch for what Your looking for.
i think a lot of you fail to understand what a low profile card is. it's a card that can be installed in a slim line case and should include a low profile bracket for install.
cards that do not include the bracket are called "low profile ready"
many of you are simply recommending single slot video cards which are different then low profile cards since they won't fit into a slim line case. since the OP has an iTX mobo its safe to say he probably has a slim line case
then better go with cheap atx case so that u will able to fit because most of gpu now atx cabinet supportable
fine then convince the OP to purchase a new mini tower or mid tower case that will fit an ITX mobo. he will also need a new PSU since his is TFX spec, not the ATX/EPS he would need for such a case. he would also need a new disk drive since his would not fit or purchase/mod some sort of adapter. are you willing to loan him the money for such things? perhaps you would be nice enough to forward him your credit card number or mail a check (bank certified of course)