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Single-Slot, Slot-Powered Radeon HD 6850 Surfaces in Asia

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  1. btarunr

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    Unknown to the west, Hong Kong-based graphics card manufacturer, AFOX, that caters to Far-East markets such as Japan, unveiled a new AMD Radeon HD 6850 1 GB graphics card that sports a single-slot design, and completely relies on the PCI Express slot for power. Most, if not all, Radeon HD 6850 graphics cards feature double-slot coolers, and require a 6-pin PCI-E power input, which is not the case with AFOX' new card.

    The AF6850-1024D5S1 from AFOX features a red PCB, a black single slot cooler that covers all of the board's obverse side, and looks to feature a dense heatsink to which air is circulated by a blower. The card uses reference clock speeds of 775 MHz core, 1000 MHz (4.00 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory. The HD 6850 is rated by AMD to have 127W typical max power draw. It would be interesting to see how the card is managing to run the GPU with the slot's 75W. What's more, the card doesn't compromise in the display connectors department, packing one each of DVI, full-size HDMI 1.4a, full-size DisplayPort 1.2, and mini-DisplayPort 1.2. In Japan, the card is priced at 19,780 Yen, which converts to US $245.

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    is the pretty much the most capable single-slot video card currently available?
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    There's single slot GeForce GTX 570, too. But you can say that this is the most capable single-slot card that makes do with slot power.
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    there was a GTX 560 or was it a 570?! in Single slot configuration a while back ago. So this is not.

    Edit: :D ok that was a 570
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    wow, thats awesome. definitely an interesting card, but i'd be wary of crossfire overloading the main ATX power leads.
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    Put this in an older, non-PCIe 2.x compliant motherboard and watch 'em both go booom...
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    they never boosted the power from the slot. the updated specs boosted the power from the PCI-E cables only.
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    wow HD6850 single slot+green edition no pcie connector?

    75W HD6850 amazing. CFX these, for 150W, unbeatable monster
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    personally, i'd rather make an ITX gaming system with one of these...
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    AMEN to that!
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    make it run as quad crossfire and it will be useful
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    Nice, no power connector is best part.

    Hope these get released west side as well, not necessarily by this manufacturer.
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    that coolers gonna be pretty damn noisey compared to the full fat 6850s
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    I don't know, if they manage the thermals right maybe no need. ( allow the card to run hot, but within spec)

    6850s do run really cool after all, even with massive overclocks.
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    I have a feeling the underclock penalty is going to be quite substantial.
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    well at least if the card dies from the heat you can take the fan off it and replace the fan in your laptop with it :laugh::laugh:
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    too bad 6850series have only one cf connector
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    OT: Have you checked and posted in a certain nation in the TPU club forum? :p
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    pretty interesting when the card that naturally need more power could be made like that and i like the looks
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    I don't reference cards gaming power-draw is around 110w.(peak)

    Undervolt + small downclock = win.
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    wouldnt one possibility be just using ram modules that run at lower volts? that'd drop the wattage fairly fast
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    They've all kinds of options, I personally don't think it be that hard to do considering how much lower you can get the powerdraw on a reference design card.

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