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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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+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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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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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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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.