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August 19, 2012 12:35:55 AM

Hi everyone i've got a pci express 1.0 25 watt maximum and i need a gpu that can make me play battlefield 3 in low settings they've told me that the ati 4550 is your best choice but i don't think that it can run bf3
Q1 : is there a gpu that take 25 watt low profile and better than the ati 4550
Q2 : is the ati radeon 4550 capable of battlefield 3 ( low settings 1024x800 or even 800 x 600 )
Q3 : is the ati radeon 4550 capable of these games : fifa 12 ; cod mw3 , skyrim , mass effect 3 , max payne 3 , assassin's creed revelation and brotherhood , battlefield3 , need for speed the run , need for speed hot pursuit and shift ! (low settings 1024x800 )
August 19, 2012 12:59:15 AM

Maxx_Power had the best answer for you in your other thread:

Maxx_Power said:
I used 4670's on older Pentium 4 boards with PCI-E. It says in that Wiki article that the board can increase the power to 75 watts "after configuration". I'm not sure what this means exactly...

EDIT: Okay, I tracked this down. It is 25 Watts on bootup, then maximally 75 watts after driver loaded (power draw configured) and in application. So you should be fine with at 7750.


You're fine with a 7750, and a 6670 would do fine as well - neither card will surpass 75W of power draw.
a c 355 U Graphics card
August 19, 2012 1:18:41 AM

^^^

The OP stated:

1. Less than 25w power draw. If he has a very weak PSU (like 220w), then getting a HD 6670 or HD 7750 is not recommended.

2. Low Profile Card. Also known as half-height cards. I am not aware of any HD 6670 that are low profile and the only HD 7750 that I am aware of which is low profile is only sold in Japan.


To the best of my knowledge the only current video card that has a max/peak power draw of 25w that has decent performance is the Radeon HD 6450. However, I do not know it's performance compared to the older HD 4550. I would guess better performance, but I don't know by how much or how little.
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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2012 1:25:08 AM

if your case is low profile case you need a new case for full height cards
a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2012 1:27:36 AM

all PCI-E motherboards compatible with all PCI-E graphics card and there isnt 25w maximum motherboard or you was talking about your PSU
August 19, 2012 1:27:54 AM

He has a 275W PSU, as he said in his other thread, which would handle a 7750 just fine. He's worried that the PCI-e slot can't deliver >25W of power because that's what his buddy told him, but his friend was mistaken.

A 7750 draws like 45W of power under load - his PSU is fine.


There are multiple low-profile versions of both the 7750 and 6670 available on newegg.
a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2012 1:36:50 AM

battlefield 3 on those rubbish 3D-decelerators -- forget about it

rethink your system, your not going to get serious performance out of it
August 19, 2012 1:37:52 AM

I have an old pcie 1.0 board with a crappy 210 w power supply in my old dell optiplex gx280, and I'm able to run the His icooler radeon hd 7750 in it at full load no problem. Ive just got my case half cracked open because, it isn't low profile.
August 19, 2012 1:38:22 AM

Of course, i haven't tried playing bf3 with it though.
a c 355 U Graphics card
August 19, 2012 1:56:22 AM

Either I've had too many drinks or not enough 'cause I don't see the OP's configuration.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 1:38:42 AM

BigMack70 said:
He has a 275W PSU, as he said in his other thread, which would handle a 7750 just fine. He's worried that the PCI-e slot can't deliver >25W of power because that's what his buddy told him, but his friend was mistaken.

A 7750 draws like 45W of power under load - his PSU is fine.

There are multiple low-profile versions of both the 7750 and 6670 available on newegg.

+1
a c 189 U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 4:15:07 AM

Why 25W of draw specifically?
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 4:26:50 AM

because he has 275w PSU but as bigmac said A 7750 draws like 45W of power under load and his PSU will be fine.
a c 130 U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 4:52:41 AM

All - The motherboard the OP has is a proprietary motherboard that limits the PCI-Ex16 slot to a maximum of 25 watts of power. Yes, they are out there.

@anasvan - You're pretty much out of luck. There are no graphic cards that will run high end games on a limited 25 watts of power.

-Wolf sends
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 5:12:02 AM

this is (anasvan) PC specifications http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/e...
my friend have 945 motherboard which its the same chipset of (anasvan) PC and its working fine with 5770 ,and this is the first time i hear about PCI-Ex16 slot to a maximum of 25 watts of power ,i want to learn from you but can you prove it.
a c 130 U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 11:35:44 AM

@oxford373 - Does your friend have a Dell Optiplex GX620 or just a motherboard that has the same chipset? As I said, anasvan has a Dell proprietary motherboard; meaning Dell specifically ordered a version of this motherboard that cuts the maximum draw of the PCI-Ex16 slot to just 25watts. This allows them to place in a lower powered power supply.

-Wolf sends
August 20, 2012 12:28:45 PM

He does NOT have a 25W power limit... read the first post in the thread.

He has a 75W power limit.
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 8:28:51 PM

@wolfshadow- my friend have intel 945 motherboard not dell, maybe dell wrote that about their motherboard because the Optiplex GX620 have 275w PSU and because of that they dont recommend any GPU use more than 25w,is this the only PCI-E 16x mobo limited to 25w or there are many we should know about them.
a c 130 U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 3:45:19 AM

Can't say, oxford. It's possible the other systems that were limited to 25watts on the PCI-E slot were all Dell systems, but I don't recall now. I would say that it's not all that common and certainly a proprietary board.

-Wolf sends
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