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Old 10-07-2014, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What low profile graphics card to buy?

I would ask what is a good, cheap low profile graphics card from ebay,
Minimum of 512MB DDR3
Maximum of 1GB DDR3
Under : 20 (Yes, pound sterlings which is .co.uk)
Branding : Any (Please no sapphire XD, I'd really prefer Raedon or NVIDIA or asus as they are really low power)
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Power consumption is based on the chip, not by the sub-brand or chip brand.

You actually want GDDR5 if at all possible as it's lower power consumption and quite a bit faster. GDDR3 if all else. I don't see anything decent for under 20 though. FOr anything decent you'll need to raise your budget to about 40 but just know that the form factor is greatly limiting and these cards have squat for power.
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Power consumption is based on the chip, not by the sub-brand or chip brand.

You actually want GDDR5 if at all possible as it's lower power consumption and quite a bit faster. GDDR3 if all else. I don't see anything decent for under 20 though. FOr anything decent you'll need to raise your budget to about 40 but just know that the form factor is greatly limiting and these cards have squat for power.
Oh, well i guess ill have to choose the Asus GeForce 210 1gb gddr3, 19 on ebay
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Honestly should have tried for a 610 over a 210, much better, but both are very lacking in terms of processing power, though the 610 does great for HTPC builds.
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