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This is the most powerful low profile graphics card you can get, on both AMD and nVidia side. It has GDDR5 memory, does not require an external power cable and fits into a single slot. It offers the best performance you can fit into a small-factor PC.

SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card [newegg.com]

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This is the most powerful low profile graphics card you can get, on both AMD and nVidia side. It has GDDR5 memory, does not require an external power cable and fits into a single slot. It offers the best performance you can fit into a small-factor PC.
Hey, do you have any sites that compare Small Form Factor graphics cards to one another? I'd like to find the sweet spot price / performance and see how large the gap is between. The HD 6450's have been $15-$20 AR. So definately a good HTPC low end model/price.
But I'm wondering if there is one or two more in between for a bigger bang for the buck (maybe one that goes on sale AR frequently)?
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Hey, do you have any sites that compare Small Form Factor graphics cards to one another? I'd like to find the sweet spot price / performance and see how large the gap is between. The HD 6450's have been $15-$20 AR. So definately a good HTPC low end model/price.
But I'm wondering if there is one or two more in between for a bigger bang for the buck (maybe one that goes on sale AR frequently)?
Other low profile gaming options between the 5450/6450 and the 7750:

(1) 4650 ddr2/ddr3 - sometimes available around $20ish.

(2) 5570/5670/6570/6670 with either ddr3 or gddr5. These are all very similar cards - the 5570 and 5670 are 400 shader vliw5 cards, and the 6570 and 6670 are vliw5 cards with an update to 480 shaders. These also come in different flavors of speeds and memory. In general, more shaders is better, faster speeds is better, and gddr5 is better, but obviously, the more you have, the more power you need and the more heat and noise you might put, and more you might pay. I think the top end of these cards in low profile/small form factor will cost almost as much as the 7750.

$90 for a low profile 7750 is pretty decent, should be the best or second best low profile card for the next couple years, especially if you also limit yourself to slot power. at least until the next node drop to 20nm or so. Yes, there is a low profile 7850 out there, but prepare to pay for it, and it take some psu cables. I also think the 6750 came in a low profile/small form factor model as well, but will need a 6 pin cable.
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Hey, do you have any sites that compare Small Form Factor graphics cards to one another? I'd like to find the sweet spot price / performance and see how large the gap is between. The HD 6450's have been $15-$20 AR. So definately a good HTPC low end model/price.
But I'm wondering if there is one or two more in between for a bigger bang for the buck (maybe one that goes on sale AR frequently)?
Sorry, I don't know of any HTPC/low profile-specific websites. What I know is based on too much researching video cards deals. The previous poster may not have given you too much actionable information, so here is what I know:

1) The only real low-profile options between the HD 6450 and the HD 7750 are:
  • HD 6570/HD 7570
  • HD 6670
2) Neither of those is a good value:
  • HD 6570 and its OEM rebadge HD 7570 are in the $50 range (and are usually DDR3)
  • Low-profile version of HD 6670 with GDDR5 is $70 AR
3) nVidia's low-profile offerings are even more limited in this performance range and are usually priced higher than comparable Radeons.

4) If you must stick to low-profile and $90 for an HD 7750 is too much for you (price- or performance-wise), I would look on eBay/Craigslist for an HD6570/7570 or an HD 6670. You are not likely to find a sub-$50/$70 deal on those from the major online retailers.
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Other low profile gaming options between the 5450/6450 and the 7750:

(1) 4650 ddr2/ddr3 - sometimes available around $20ish.

(2) 5570/5670/6570/6670 with either ddr3 or gddr5. These are all very similar cards - the 5570 and 5670 are 400 shader vliw5 cards, and the 6570 and 6670 are vliw5 cards with an update to 480 shaders. These also come in different flavors of speeds and memory. In general, more shaders is better, faster speeds is better, and gddr5 is better, but obviously, the more you have, the more power you need and the more heat and noise you might put, and more you might pay. I think the top end of these cards in low profile/small form factor will cost almost as much as the 7750.

$90 for a low profile 7750 is pretty decent, should be the best or second best low profile card for the next couple years, especially if you also limit yourself to slot power. at least until the next node drop to 20nm or so. Yes, there is a low profile 7850 out there, but prepare to pay for it, and it take some psu cables. I also think the 6750 came in a low profile/small form factor model as well, but will need a 6 pin cable.
OK, thanks. I don't want to consider the 4650 or the 5450 because they are lower performing than the HD 6450 which AR is literally the same price so I don't see a reason to settle for the 4000 or 5000's when the 6450 is the same price AR.
So I was looking for more what deelseaker was offering, except with a performance / hierarchy chart if possible and some real word performance results.

Thanks for the information about the 7850 as well repped both you guys.
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Sorry, I don't know of any HTPC/low profile-specific websites. What I know is based on too much researching video cards deals. The previous poster may not have given you too much actionable information, so here is what I know:

1) The only real low-profile options between the HD 6450 and the HD 7750 are:
  • HD 6570/HD 7570
  • HD 6670
2) Neither of those is a good value:
  • HD 6570 and its OEM rebadge HD 7570 are in the $50 range (and are usually DDR3)
  • Low-profile version of HD 6670 with GDDR5 is $70 AR
3) nVidia's low-profile offerings are even more limited in this performance range and are usually priced higher than comparable Radeons.

4) If you must stick to low-profile and $90 for an HD 7750 is too much for you (price- or performance-wise), I would look on eBay/Craigslist for an HD6570/7570 or an HD 6670. You are not likely to find a sub-$50/$70 deal on those from the major online retailers.
OK, thank you. How much of a performance increase is there from the HD 6670 to the card you posted the HD 7750?
Because Ex. Newegg has one for $74AR w/S/H - 1GB, 128Bit, DDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814102958

Just wondering if the 7750 is worth $15 more in performance. I'm frustrated I'm not finding a GPU graph anywhere that ranks these.

I have time to wait, I got a number of these Optiplex 745 & 755's Small Form Factors and some will get the HD6540's ~ $15 - $20 (although I just missed the last sale). But what I'm trying to pin down is how much better are the HD 6670's or HD 7750's? It's a big jump from $20 to $70+ or ~$90ish AR if the performance gain isn't going to be that great. Obviously that depends on what I want to do with them, but that in turn falls back on what the cards with a dual core 2 are going to be able to do.
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OK, thanks. I don't want to consider the 4650 or the 5450 because they are lower performing than the HD 6450 which AR is literally the same price so I don't see a reason to settle for the 4000 or 5000's when the 6450 is the same price AR.
Thanks for the information about the 7850 as well repped both you guys.
OK, thank you. How much of a performance increase is there from the HD 6670 to the card you posted the HD 7750?
Because Ex. Newegg has one for $74AR w/S/H - 1GB, 128Bit, DDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814102958
Just wondering if the 7750 is worth $15 more in performance. I'm frustrated I'm not finding a GPU graph anywhere that ranks these.
I don't know why you would even be considering a 6450 if you're looking at this 7750; they're not even in the same ballpark. You're not going to be able to do any gaming with a 6450 unless you consider gaming to be online flash games. I don't consider cards like 6450s to be a "bargain" because they're basically just HTPC cards in which case you could usually get away with just using onboard video for those duties (most modern PCs have strong enough onboard video for HTPC use). As for comparing this card to a 6670; if this one is $90 then the 6670 should be about $45 since it's only half as powerful. This is a very strong, thin, quiet low profile card. I know because I grabbed one of these when they first came out. It runs most modern games a fairly high settings (including DX11) @ 1080P. This card is currently the best bang for your buck if you have a slim case and/or a very weak power supply (this doesn't require a 6-pin connector).
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Quote from Bdubslawman View Post :
So I was looking for more what deelseaker was offering, except with a performance / hierarchy chart if possible and some real word performance results.

How much of a performance increase is there from the HD 6670 to the card you posted the HD 7750?
Because Ex. Newegg has one for $74AR w/S/H - 1GB, 128Bit, DDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814102958

Just wondering if the 7750 is worth $15 more in performance. I'm frustrated I'm not finding a GPU graph anywhere that ranks these.

I have time to wait, I got a number of these Optiplex 745 & 755's Small Form Factors and some will get the HD6540's ~ $15 - $20 (although I just missed the last sale). But what I'm trying to pin down is how much better are the HD 6670's or HD 7750's? It's a big jump from $20 to $70+ or ~$90ish AR if the performance gain isn't going to be that great. Obviously that depends on what I want to do with them, but that in turn falls back on what the cards with a dual core 2 are going to be able to do.
The "standard" hierarchy chart that almost everyone uses is this one:
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...107-7.html

It gets updated every month. As you can see, HD 6570 DDR3 is 5 steps above HD 6450. At this point, you are really still not in the "gaming territory" yet. HD 6670 DDR5 is 2 steps above that. HD 7750 is another 3 steps higher.

To me, on a single card purchase, the HD 6670 GDDR5 is not worth the $15 saving from the HD 7750 GDDR5. At the very least, you should be able to get it back at resale/improve resalability. The HD 6670 needs to be $55 or less to be a good value vs. the $89 HD 7750.

On multiple PC upgrades, you really need to figure out what the main use is. $15 is not worth stressing over, but on 20 PCs, its $300. No need to waste that much for something you don't need. You can use it for something that's more important (like a CPU/RAM/HDD upgrade for a couple of power users).

For direct comparison of graphics cards, I use Anandtech's charts. For example,
HD 6670 vs. HD 7750 [anandtech.com]

In this case, HD 7750 seems to have a 50% performance advantage at only 20% price premium and at slightly lower power consumption.

BTW, the low-profile HD 7850 [afox-corp.com] is almost as rare as a unicorn.
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I don't know why you would even be considering a 6450 if you're looking at this 7750; they're not even in the same ballpark. You're not going to be able to do any gaming with a 6450 unless you consider gaming to be online flash games. I don't consider cards like 6450s to be a "bargain" because they're basically just HTPC cards in which case you could usually get away with just using onboard video for those duties (most modern PCs have strong enough onboard video for HTPC use). As for comparing this card to a 6670; if this one is $90 then the 6670 should be about $45 since it's only half as powerful. This is a very strong, thin, quiet low profile card. I know because I grabbed one of these when they first came out. It runs most modern games a fairly high settings (including DX11) @ 1080P. This card is currently the best bang for your buck if you have a slim case and/or a very weak power supply (this doesn't require a 6-pin connector).
He mentioned that he has a number of an older model business-oriented PCs. I am guessing gaming is not a priority. He is probably an IT guy/consultant/contractor for small businesses. He is probably trying to figure out how to supply different kinds of users (basic/power/advanced) with the right hardware that offers the performance/features they need.

Sorry if my assumptions about Bdubslawman are wrong, but I am sure there are many people looking at it from that angle.
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I don't know why you would even be considering a 6450 if you're looking at this 7750; they're not even in the same ballpark. You're not going to be able to do any gaming with a 6450 unless you consider gaming to be online flash games. I don't consider cards like 6450s to be a "bargain" because they're basically just HTPC cards in which case you could usually get away with just using onboard video for those duties (most modern PCs have strong enough onboard video for HTPC use). As for comparing this card to a 6670; if this one is $90 then the 6670 should be about $45 since it's only half as powerful. This is a very strong, thin, quiet low profile card. I know because I grabbed one of these when they first came out. It runs most modern games a fairly high settings (including DX11) @ 1080P. This card is currently the best bang for your buck if you have a slim case and/or a very weak power supply (this doesn't require a 6-pin connector).
Deelseaker is mostly correct. Different units will be used for different things. I have experience with the 6450 and it is a better performer than the 2006/2007/2008 on board intel graphics and for $15-$20 it grants additional display options (multple monitors), and ports not just onboard VGA but DVI & HDMI, as well as off loading video processing so WELL WORTH $15 - $20 A nice little in some ways but significant in others upgrade for what these units I mentioned the Optiplex 745/755's do extremely well & that's HTPC and general tiny form factor PCs.
However, there are those that would desire more & as long as the dual core 2 E6400 isn't the bottleneck then I am trying to price out whether it's worth it performance wise to try and pick up a few of these or other cards for the units for those that would seek to use them more advanced graphic programs. Definitely, a case by case decision but overall not really going to recoup the cost.
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The "standard" hierarchy chart that almost everyone uses is this one:
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...107-7.html

It gets updated every month. As you can see, HD 6570 DDR3 is 5 steps above HD 6450. At this point, you are really still not in the "gaming territory" yet. HD 6670 DDR5 is 2 steps above that. HD 7750 is another 3 steps higher.

To me, on a single card purchase, the HD 6670 GDDR5 is not worth the $15 saving from the HD 7750 GDDR5. At the very least, you should be able to get it back at resale/improve resalability. The HD 6670 needs to be $55 or less to be a good value vs. the $89 HD 7750.

On multiple PC upgrades, you really need to figure out what the main use is. $15 is not worth stressing over, but on 20 PCs, its $300. No need to waste that much for something you don't need. You can use it for something that's more important (like a CPU/RAM/HDD upgrade for a couple of power users).

For direct comparison of graphics cards, I use Anandtech's charts. For example,
HD 6670 vs. HD 7750 [anandtech.com]

In this case, HD 7750 seems to have a 50% performance advantage at only 20% price premium and at slightly lower power consumption.

BTW, the low-profile HD 7850 [afox-corp.com] is almost as rare as a unicorn.
Thank you, I've used Tom's charts for a long time for full desktop cards, but for some reason I had it in my head that the SFF cards were less powerful that the full versions. I know there are variations depending on DDR3 or DDR5 memory but I thought they were literally all de-tuned or running lower specs IDK if this is a remnant of older days and it's no longer true or if it's just my own aged brain corruption either way good to get that straightened out. Wink
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Will this work on a hackintosh?
If not, what is the most powerful low profile card, that plugs right in to a hackintosh with least amount of trouble?
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BTW, the low-profile HD 7850 [afox-corp.com] is almost as rare as a unicorn.
Yeah, tell me about it. I've been waiting for them to sell one of those in the states, actually I was looking for the LP 6850 that never came either a couple of years back. They supposedly have an office in the US, but tried emailing them a couple of times and never heard back. Of course you can buy and have one imported, but that will cost you your first born child. They probably run hot as hell anyway.

Just very recently I squeezed a 7850 into a slim case with a riser card similar to what this guy [itxgamer.com] did. It required a bit of work though, more work than most people probably are willing to do; some cutting and some strategic placement of some fans, but it was worth it. Nothing really wrong with the 7750, just wanted to get a little bit better settings on some newer games like Crysis 3.
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Thank you, I've used Tom's charts for a long time for full desktop cards, but for some reason I had it in my head that the SFF cards were less powerful that the full versions. I know there are variations depending on DDR3 or DDR5 memory but I thought they were literally all de-tuned or running lower specs IDK if this is a remnant of older days and it's no longer true or if it's just my own aged brain corruption either way good to get that straightened out. Wink
They're usually weaker only in the sense that overclocked cards tend to be full height, and low profile cards tend to be stock clocks. So this 7750 has the stock 800mhz clock, whereas if you look at the specs of the full height 7750's you'll see some 900mhz versions. But this is just a clock difference.

I ended up getting this low profile 7750 for my desktop OptiPlex 745 (with a C2Q q6600 processor) that's been relegated to htpc/light console port gaming and is attached to my living room TV. It'll be dramatic bump up from the sapphire 4650 ddr2 that's done serviceable duty for nearly 3 years.

On the dell forums, the sapphire 7750's are usually the recommendations for the OptiPlex desktop models and SFF models, due to the motherboard layouts. Dell sometimes puts a CPU shroud in the middle of the motherboard (there's one in my desktop 745, and I would not be surprised if there is one in the 755 variants as well) and there are some tall capacitors jutting out of the motherboard near the pcie slot. That means the recommendation is for a card that is a single slot low profile card, and the sapphire low profile cards tend to be small enough to get in.

Another comment about the 6570/7570. I tried the 7570 (working pull from a dell xps 8500), and ran into all kinds of card/driver problems. I don't know if I had a bad card, or what. There is some information on the dell community sites suggesting that there are no radeon 7570 drivers in the catalyst software because it is an OEM card, and that you have to get the drivers from your OEM supplier. Not a problem for the dell OEM cards, since dell posts those drivers - but dell only has 64 bit drivers. And I was trying to get it to work with Windows Vista 32 bit. I considered (1) upgrading to Windows 8 64 bit, as I have an upgrade lying around, but decided not to do that because I just didn't want to deal with backing things up and making sure I got everything off the hard drive before the upgrade. I also considered flashing the radeon 7570 with a 6570 bios (and I would have done it, too, just to see if it works), but decided that what I'll do is just go back to the radeon 4650 and I'll install the radeon 7750 when it gets here.
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Will this work on a hackintosh?
If not, what is the most powerful low profile card, that plugs right in to a hackintosh with least amount of trouble?
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According to the tonymacx86 website, the radeon 7xxx series is supported as of OS X 10.8.3 - but I don't know anything more than that or whether you need to adjust anything (I've never done an hackintosh, although it might be fun to do one when Haswell comes out in the NUC form factor). The radeon 7750 is listed as a card that is supported - I imagine this card would be the most powerful low profile card for the hackintosh as well. But you'll need to do more research and go from there.

I do believe there is a mac specific radeon 7950, but obviously that will not be low profile.
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Update: My Saphhire LP 7750 just arrived today. Installed and working.
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Sorry, I don't know of any HTPC/low profile-specific websites. What I know is based on too much researching video cards deals. The previous poster may not have given you too much actionable information, so here is what I know:

1) The only real low-profile options between the HD 6450 and the HD 7750 are:
  • HD 6570/HD 7570
  • HD 6670
2) Neither of those is a good value:
  • HD 6570 and its OEM rebadge HD 7570 are in the $50 range (and are usually DDR3)
  • Low-profile version of HD 6670 with GDDR5 is $70 AR
3) nVidia's low-profile offerings are even more limited in this performance range and are usually priced higher than comparable Radeons.

4) If you must stick to low-profile and $90 for an HD 7750 is too much for you (price- or performance-wise), I would look on eBay/Craigslist for an HD6570/7570 or an HD 6670. You are not likely to find a sub-$50/$70 deal on those from the major online retailers.
Where does HD3000 & HD4000 sit between all these cards and low profile options?
Just want to know what would be worth the upgrade, is there a successor the the 7750 coming soon?

Quote from georgekoch View Post :
According to the tonymacx86 website, the radeon 7xxx series is supported as of OS X 10.8.3 - but I don't know anything more than that or whether you need to adjust anything (I've never done an hackintosh, although it might be fun to do one when Haswell comes out in the NUC form factor). The radeon 7750 is listed as a card that is supported - I imagine this card would be the most powerful low profile card for the hackintosh as well. But you'll need to do more research and go from there.

I do believe there is a mac specific radeon 7950, but obviously that will not be low profile.
Never heard of the NUC form factor, is it similar to mitx?
I wonder if this is the cheapest it has ever been?
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