Thursday, June 28th 2012

PowerColor Launches its Single Slot Low-Profile Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card

PowerColor launched the world's first single-slot + low-profile graphics card based on the Radeon HD 7750, the PowerColor HD 7750 LP. The card relies on a compact air-cooler, which uses a dense hive of aluminum fins, ventilated by a 40 mm lateral-flow fan to cool the 1.5 billion transistor GPU. The card draws power from the PCI-Express slot, and uses high-grade VRM components (such as CPL-made chokes, LFPAK MOSFETs, etc.,) to condition power at minimal board footprint.

The card doesn't compromise on clock speeds, and ships with 800 MHz GPU and 1125 MHz (4.50 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory clock speeds. Built on the 28 nm "Cape Verde" silicon, the Radeon HD 7750 packs 512 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory. The display connectors on PowerColor's card include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI 1.4a, and D-Sub (detachable). The card's accessories include a low-profile bracket. PowerColor did not reveal pricing.
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9 Comments on PowerColor Launches its Single Slot Low-Profile Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card

#1
Sinzia
I wonder how loud that card will be, if its quiet enough that'd make for a really nice htpc card!
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#2
lZKoce
Awesome. I wish I could see them go a different path though. Ever since Colorful announced their LP barebone PC I've been thinking I want to see something more exclusive. LP and gaming don't stack too much, but for SC2, CS:GO it's ok. What I mean is, I am not happy with the cooling solution. I want to see something with copper inserts or copper heat pipes or a mini variant of Scythe Setsugen or something that's not a ribbed piece of aluminum with a fan slapped on it. Even the Afox 6850 suffers from the same aspect. Well, I guess it's a very small niche, but someone will take care of it some time :) (the modding bug is peeking :D)
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#3
Ikaruga
GT630, 7750, nvidia, AMD.... doesn't matter, it's just simply beyond my comprehension why would a sane engineer put a fan to a card with a 50-ish TDP... why?
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#4
TRWOV
by: Ikaruga
GT630, 7750, nvidia, AMD.... doesn't matter, it's just simply beyond my comprehension why would a sane engineer put a fan to a card with a 50-ish TDP... why?
+1.

If they used a slightly larger full cooper heatsink I think they could forgo the fan. I have a Visiontek HD2400 with the fan disconnected and it never goes above 40C at idle even though the case only has a 92mm fan at the back (plus the PSU 80mm fan).
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Ikaruga
by: TRWOV
+1.

If they used a slightly larger full cooper heatsink I think they could forgo the fan. I have a Visiontek HD2400 with the fan disconnected and it never goes above 40C at idle even though the case only has a 92mm fan at the back (plus the PSU 80mm fan).
You just need to use top quality paste and a thick piece of sink, that's all. I had a low profile XFX 9500GT for these kind of testing and I wasn't able to cook it, not even with hours of furmark, and that's a 65nm chip. You don't need fans to deal with 50-ish TDP in 2012, period.
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#7
_JP_
Finally! What took you so long, PowerColor!
Now hurry up and start selling them here, I have clients that need this kind of card!!!
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#8
Nihilus
Low Profile champ

According to TPU, this card has close to 50% advantage over the 6670, which was the last low profile heavyweight. This, along with a cheap SSD and cpu will make for an impressive little PC. Really digging this!
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#9
Ravenas
by: Sinzia
I wonder how loud that card will be, if its quiet enough that'd make for a really nice htpc card!
I think HTPC cards will be be gone in the very near future. AMD is doing so with the line FM1 processors and the soon to arrive FM2 processors.
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