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Graphics Slot Help!

So I was looking for a single-slot graphics card to upgrade my desktop and I came across Radeon cards. The AMD site claims all their cards only take up one slot, but when I go to get one, the specs say 2-4 slots. Misconception or am I doing something wrong? :??:

BONUS: What is the best single slot card $150 CA and under?
Thanks!
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  1. www..newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    hd 6850 best card for 150$.
  2. And you're positive it's single slot?
  3. Did you even look at the card? It's very clearly a dual slot.
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    This could be a bit tricky. Cards are "dual slot" in the sense of being the width of more than one slot. But they don't actually USE two slots. So if you only have one PCIe slot on your mobo, but there is empty space next to it and your case will fit the thing, you can still use a "dual-slot" card. Check inside your case and on the mobo to see whether you have more space, and check the side of the case two for where the ports from the video card would line up.
  5. Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750 OC 880MHZ 1GB $109.99 CAD
    HD7750 Radeon HD 7750 1GB $109.99

    i believe needing a single slot only limits you to a 7750 or under . . .
  6. motorneuron said:
    This could be a bit tricky. Cards are "dual slot" in the sense of being the width of more than one slot. But they don't actually USE two slots. So if you only have one PCIe slot on your mobo, but there is empty space next to it and your case will fit the thing, you can still use a "dual-slot" card. Check inside your case and on the mobo to see whether you have more space, and check the side of the case two for where the ports from the video card would line up.


    Thank you sooooo much for clearing this up! You don't know how much this helps!
  7. Best answer selected by gman_42.
  8. Haha, no problem. But seriously, make sure that the side of your case especially has two different pop-out slot covers--otherwise your case might obstruct the video out and the card won't fit.
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