High-end low-profile AMD Radeon GPU

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#1 Edited by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

Hello...I'm had been not visiting this site since few years back then and now I have a desktop PC but small form factor ones which is refurbished model.

I have AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 GPU which is pretty entry-level GPU and I'm might have a plan to upgrade it. So far the high-end low-profile GPU that I know and available in the local market is Radeon R5 230 and is there any other of high-end low-profile AMD GPU cards?

Thanks.

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#2 Posted by 04dcarraher (23101 posts) -

Look at Nvidia's offerings, like GTX 750, 750ti or the mini GTX 960's. R5 230 isnt much better then that 5450....

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#3 Posted by MonsieurX (38492 posts) -

R5 is not high end.

I know the 970 small form exists

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#4 Posted by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

Hmmm GTX series 700 and above are not SFF desktop friendly ones, except I have to use PCIe riser cable set and ended up installed outside of the desktop.

BTW, I'm not too fond with NVIDIA cards because this brand have several major issue with Ubuntu Linux.

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#5 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@amirzaim said:

Hmmm GTX series 700 and above are not SFF desktop friendly ones.

Woot?

GTX970-DCMOC-4GD5

Go mini. Game Big.

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#6 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (1194 posts) -

ATM AMD doesn't have any worthy offer that's light on power and a strong performer. Maybe the upcoming 300 series will be different, but roumors say most models will be rebrands. So right now I think GTX 960 would be a good choice. There are compact GTX 970 models as well but from what I've seen many people who bought them complain that they're a bit loud.

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#7 Edited by ronvalencia (26683 posts) -

@PfizersaurusRex:

For ITX, R9-285 has a compact version

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#8 Edited by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

Thanks for recommendations but I see none of it will fit my desktop since it requires low-profile GPU card to fit these.

BTW, my desktop is bit older but uses Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge model. Let me show these specs of my PC here:

Dell Optiplex 790 SFF desktop

6GB RAM

Intel Core i3 2120 3.1Ghz

250GB HDD

AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 <-- This is the current GPU I had been used.

Edit: I think I'm find the pretty high-end low-profile GPU card. AMD R7 240 (vendor: Asus) should be run for my PC even backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.

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#9 Edited by mastershake575 (8525 posts) -

@amirzaim said:

Thanks for recommendations but I see none of it will fit my desktop since it requires low-profile GPU card to fit these.

Everything being recommend comes in low profile/compact sizes

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Compact-PCI-Express-Graphics-11235-06-20G/dp/B00N2ROP36

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-02G-P4-2962-KR/dp/B00T4BWGBM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1429366185&sr=8-2&keywords=GTX+960+mini

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-GTX970-DCMOC-4GD5-ASUS-Graphics-Cards/dp/B00RL2SLAG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1429366288&sr=8-2&keywords=GTX+970+mini

These cards will require a new powersupply but should fit pretty much any ITX motherboard

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#10 Posted by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@amirzaim said:

Thanks for recommendations but I see none of it will fit my desktop since it requires low-profile GPU card to fit these.

BTW, my desktop is bit older but uses Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge model. Let me show these specs of my PC here:

Dell Optiplex 790 SFF desktop

6GB RAM

Intel Core i3 2120 3.1Ghz

250GB HDD

AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 <-- This is the current GPU I had been used.

Edit: I think I'm find the pretty high-end low-profile GPU card. AMD R7 240 (vendor: Asus) should be run for my PC even backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.

If this is your PC:

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Then maybe GPUs like Sapphire Video Card AMD Radeon R7 250 1GB GDDR5 would do the job.

But its not as powerful as ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5, if you want to go with Nvidia.

It seems that companies charge an arm and a leg for low profile GPUs. If I were you, with the same money I would buy a new case with a more powerful GPU...

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#11 Edited by amirzaim (1720 posts) -
@Coseniath said:
@amirzaim said:

Thanks for recommendations but I see none of it will fit my desktop since it requires low-profile GPU card to fit these.

BTW, my desktop is bit older but uses Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge model. Let me show these specs of my PC here:

Dell Optiplex 790 SFF desktop

6GB RAM

Intel Core i3 2120 3.1Ghz

250GB HDD

AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 <-- This is the current GPU I had been used.

Edit: I think I'm find the pretty high-end low-profile GPU card. AMD R7 240 (vendor: Asus) should be run for my PC even backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.

If this is your PC:

Loading Video...

Then maybe GPUs like Sapphire Video Card AMD Radeon R7 250 1GB GDDR5 would do the job.

But its not as powerful as ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5, if you want to go with Nvidia.

It seems that companies charge an arm and a leg for low profile GPUs. If I were you, with the same money I would buy a new case with a more powerful GPU...

AMD Radeon R7 250 also available in the local market but they only sell standard desktop-compliant ones, not low-profile ones.

But I think this one is the only one available in the market and at least it can fit my desktop although it can be backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.

Asus AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3

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#12 Posted by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@amirzaim said:

AMD Radeon R7 250 also available in the local market but they only sell standard desktop-compliant ones, not low-profile ones.

But I think this one is the only one available in the market and at least it can fit my desktop although it can be backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.

Asus AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3

Are you sure that this will fit in your case?

Cause its not like the sapphire I linked. The VGA connecting part is too long.

I think your case might have a problem with the Asus AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3.

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#13 Posted by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

@Coseniath:

@Coseniath said:
@amirzaim said:

AMD Radeon R7 250 also available in the local market but they only sell standard desktop-compliant ones, not low-profile ones.

But I think this one is the only one available in the market and at least it can fit my desktop although it can be backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.

Asus AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3

Are you sure that this will fit in your case?

Cause its not like the sapphire I linked. The VGA connecting part is too long.

I think your case might have a problem with the Asus AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3.

Don't worry, as long that the GPU card is low-profile I'm sure that I'm install the low-profile bracket into it.

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#14 Posted by PredatorRules (12332 posts) -

@amirzaim said:

Hello...I'm had been not visiting this site since few years back then and now I have a desktop PC but small form factor ones which is refurbished model.

I have AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 GPU which is pretty entry-level GPU and I'm might have a plan to upgrade it. So far the high-end low-profile GPU that I know and available in the local market is Radeon R5 230 and is there any other of high-end low-profile AMD GPU cards?

Thanks.

Already got few excellent suggestions with the MINI ITX GPUs 285/970/960/750Ti

Not sure what you mean by low profile but you could check out Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 as well.

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#15 Posted by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

Ok, Between AMD Radeon HD 6570 and AMD Radeon R7 240, which one is most suitable for my small-form factor desktop which is Dell Optiplex 790 as I mentioned before?

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#16 Posted by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@amirzaim said:

Ok, Between AMD Radeon HD 6570 and AMD Radeon R7 240, which one is most suitable for my small-form factor desktop which is Dell Optiplex 790 as I mentioned before?

Which 6570? DDR3 or GDDR5 version? The GDDR5 version is faster than R7 240.

Personally I would go with R7 240 since AMD said NO DX12 support for 6xxx series...

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#17 Posted by Horgen (119169 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@amirzaim said:

Hello...I'm had been not visiting this site since few years back then and now I have a desktop PC but small form factor ones which is refurbished model.

I have AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 GPU which is pretty entry-level GPU and I'm might have a plan to upgrade it. So far the high-end low-profile GPU that I know and available in the local market is Radeon R5 230 and is there any other of high-end low-profile AMD GPU cards?

Thanks.

Already got few excellent suggestions with the MINI ITX GPUs 285/970/960/750Ti

Not sure what you mean by low profile but you could check out Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 as well.

I think he means one slot, not dual like most gaming GPUs are.

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#18 Posted by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

@Coseniath said:
@amirzaim said:

Ok, Between AMD Radeon HD 6570 and AMD Radeon R7 240, which one is most suitable for my small-form factor desktop which is Dell Optiplex 790 as I mentioned before?

Which 6570? DDR3 or GDDR5 version? The GDDR5 version is faster than R7 240.

Personally I would go with R7 240 since AMD said NO DX12 support for 6xxx series...

Okay, will choose that one, with 4GB variant ones. Thinking to collect some bucks before planning to buy the powerful GPU card.

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#19 Posted by mastershake575 (8525 posts) -

@amirzaim said:

Okay, will choose that one, with 4GB variant ones. Thinking to collect some bucks before planning to buy the powerful GPU card.

To be honest skip the R7 240 and just start saving (I don't see what a R7 240 would accomplish, its not designed to be a gaming card).

Let me put it this way, three years ago the AMD $100 graphics card to get was the HD 7750 (lowend $100 graphics card in 2012). The R7 240 is literally half as fast as the 7750 (its half the performance of a lowend graphics card that came out three years ago ).

Your better off saving for a more powerful card (even if it means new powersupply or case).

I don't see what a graphics card that slow would accomplish

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#20 Posted by amirzaim (1720 posts) -

@mastershake575:

@mastershake575 said:

@amirzaim said:

Okay, will choose that one, with 4GB variant ones. Thinking to collect some bucks before planning to buy the powerful GPU card.

To be honest skip the R7 240 and just start saving (I don't see what a R7 240 would accomplish, its not designed to be a gaming card).

Let me put it this way, three years ago the AMD $100 graphics card to get was the HD 7750 (lowend $100 graphics card in 2012). The R7 240 is literally half as fast as the 7750 (its half the performance of a lowend graphics card that came out three years ago ).

Your better off saving for a more powerful card (even if it means new powersupply or case).

I don't see what a graphics card that slow would accomplish

yeah yeah yeah...but still can't fit my SFF desktop that really needs the low-profile GPU ones. What I only found on the local market is the standard desktop compliant ones.