Triplex Reveals Single Slot Radeon HD 7850

Image Source: TechPowerUpImage Source: TechPowerUpTriplex has done something that a number of us have been awaiting for quite a long time: a single-slot, air-cooled graphics card. Usually, these days if you want a single-slot graphics card, the only way to accomplish this is to liquid cool the card, and bring the bulk to another place in your PC with a radiator.

Triplex' Radeon HD 7850 will perform like a reference card because its specifications follow the AMD reference list. It has a base clock speed of 860 MHz and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running over a 256-bit memory interface at an effective speed of 4.8 GHz. The card though, doesn't have any power connectors, and thus can only consume up to 75 W from the PCIe x16 slot. The low power consumption is likely why Triplex was able to cool the card with just a single-slot cooler.

Then there's the bad news: the card will only be sold through OEM channels, meaning that it will not be available by itself to consumers directly through retail.

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  • army_ant7
    The HD 7850 can live off 75W? Wow... I wonder if it's undervolted and/or made from cherry-picked chips. The minimalist design is awesome though! I love it when cards are made this way. Too bad it's an OEM part. Hopefully, some of them get to retailers just like how some other OEM parts do. :D
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  • Stimpack
    I think this is a rather nice step. I wonder what the temperatures are.
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  • m32
    This is an cool little product. I would've bought one if it were for consumers. :(
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  • army_ant7
    The HD 7850 can live off 75W? Wow... I wonder if it's undervolted and/or made from cherry-picked chips. The minimalist design is awesome though! I love it when cards are made this way. Too bad it's an OEM part. Hopefully, some of them get to retailers just like how some other OEM parts do. :D
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