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Sapphire Squeezes Radeon HD 7750 Down to Single-Slot Low-Profile

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What you might pass away for a bare entry-level graphics card at first glance, could end up being Sapphire's new Radeon HD 7750 single-slot low-profile graphics card. The design is a beneficiary of 28 nm "Cape Verde" silicon, which is found to have good-enough temperatures on its reference-design board. The card is ideal for mini-ITX systems. It relies entirely on the PCI-Express slot for power, and uses a 2+1+1 phase VRM, which utilizes high-grade driver-MOSFETs on its GPU phases.

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Nice. Time for QuadFire in 2U!
 
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nothing short of awesome IMO. :).

Good Job Sapphire!

Best,

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CF power on the cheap! :D

(are these CF capable, without the usual connector?)
 
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Shame they dont have the Xfire fingers - if they did - then like Jizzler said, perfect for our rack-format workstations.
 
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Wondered why this hadn't happen sooner... while what's AMD position on this, knowning their thinking is to APU's being what does this in the future. But for the time being such a card still has it's place, and makes Nvidia's GT540 even more moot!

Hey is there a fan on that (dark) picture, if all passive it would be amazing!

C-F IDk... But you probably won't need a bridge to do it might all be through PCI-E. Though for Hybrid'n a Trinty that could be interesting, but I don't recall if they could make the GCN is to play with with VLIW4 Northern Islands architecture.

But, Good work Sapphire
 
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Wondered why this hadn't happen sooner... while what's AMD position on this knowning what their thinking is to APU's being what does this the future.
What the FUCK did you just say? :roll:
 
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O.M.G, THIS is awesome!

I'll take two for my HP microserver(s) :toast::toast::toast:
 
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Could this be paired with an A10 for dual graphics?
 
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Could this be paired with an A10 for dual graphics?
I think so, but it might be overpowered.

Isn't the A10 basically a quarter of a 6970? Probably puts it around 6500/7500 or 6600/7600 class GPU, not a 7700.

My understanding is that dual graphics works best when the GPUs are relatively balanced.
 

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What the FUCK did you just say? :roll:
I agree, but the rules do say if you're going to post something, post on topic (not insulting someone's English, clearly it isn't their first language.) Honestly, tone it down and don't post unless you have something useful to contribute instead of just trolling. :shadedshu

My understanding is that dual graphics works best when the GPUs are relatively balanced.
I would imagine that crossfire would have less micro-stutter with two GPUs the same speed and more with two that are different, but I could be wrong.
 
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Wondered why this hadn't happen sooner... while what's AMD position on this knowning what their thinking is to APU's being what does this the future. But for the time being such a card still has it's place, and makes Nvidia's GT440 even more moot!

Hey is there a fan on that (dark) picture, if all passive it would be amazing!

C-F IDk... But you probably won't need a bridge to do it might all be through PCI-E. Though for Hybrid'n a Trinty that could be interesting, but I don't recall if they could make the GCN is to play with with VLIW4 Northern Islands architecture.

But, Good work Sapphire
Now the translation please. This is an English forum you know...:roll::eek:
 
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It's an awesome little card, but I hope during the summer someone releases a low profile gts650 :). So far from the last series only Palit released a low profile gts 450, but it's soo hard to find. So we w8 and see.

On another note I would still prefer MSI low profile gt440 over this any day. :) It's personal preference.

I really feel they need innovate more with low-profile cards. It's systems like Colrful Barebone that pave the way. I would like to see a dual-slot cooling solutions, that's not just an aluminum piece with fins. It's just not good enough and 80 degrees is faaar from acceptable in my book. Make a Scythe Sestsugen 1 for LP please :)
 
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Finally! Although it's kind of sad AMD didn't do it themselves. Would've saved us the wait.

I think so, but it might be overpowered.
I don't think Hybrid CrossFireX works with this card. Only 7670 (6670 rebrand) and lower AFAIK.

On another note I would still prefer MSI low profile gt440 over this any day. :) It's personal preference.
You do know the HD 7750 runs circles around the GT 440, right? Not to mention lower power consumption and this one is single slot.
 
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What the FUCK did you just say? :roll:
Sorry just meant to say... AMD (I think), see themselves transitioning away from single-slot low-profile graphics of this level. AMD (in their product planning) see APU's in the future doing the bulk of things for low power HTPC and such. Sure there's SFF or Mini-Towers and adding Hybrid graphic, but even if this was for that, would AMD be able to compel OEM's Dells/HP to include the extra PSU and cooling to those chassis, so the average user can just plug and play another 75W from a PCI-E slot.

I just consider in AMD’s eyes' wanting such cards to witter. AMD will continue VLIW4 architecture cards for low-end upgrades and Trinity Hybrid C-F, but that’s probably with a re-name of 6570/6670 that remain legacy parts.

While mobo issue comes into play, new M-ATX boards for AMD CPU’s (only) weren’t released with 9 Series chipset, so if wanting M-ATX you work an 880G/760G. If you want newer features 6Gb/USB 3.0 and M-ATX you go FM mobo’s (or Intel). I just don’t see such single-slot low-profile card at this level of TDP really enjoying sales, except to add to Intel. I’d see AMD wanting to shut-out Intel, keep such builds to HD Graphics 3000/4000 or legacy AMD card. While Nvidia soldiers on; although they need to do better than a GT540 next time, because that’s just slightly enhanced over Intel HD Graphics 4000, while adding more power.

It's a therory...
 
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Very nice job, Sapphire.
 

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well this is long due. since it doesnt need an extra PCIe Power connector i was guessing something like this would happen.

just think of the power of a miniITX PC now :O
 
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Knew Sapphire would be the one to pull it off. I have a 6670 half height in a Dell Optiplex that's just kicking ass.
 

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Knew Sapphire would be the one to pull it off. I have a 6670 half height in a Dell Optiplex that's just kicking ass.
I saw that and it makes me want to get one so my low-profile workstation at work can head a dual-head video card. It's hard to make a good reason to get an upgrade for a machine I don't need to upgrade. They provide me a 13" Macbook Pro with a 2.3ghz i5 and 8gb of ram, but honestly, when it comes to web development give me *nix OS and a command line any day, which is why my slow workstation (which boots faster than the MBP btw,) is running minimal Ubuntu with the i3 window manager and I find that I use it more than my Mac. (Even though its a Core 2 Pentium D at 1.6ghz and 1.5gb of memory. :confused:

There is something to be said about low profile though. Sometimes you just need a small computer with features rather than a fast one that is the size of a boat and weights like one too.
 

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I saw that and it makes me want to get one so my low-profile workstation at work can head a dual-head video card. It's hard to make a good reason to get an upgrade for a machine I don't need to upgrade. They provide me a 13" Macbook Pro with a 2.3ghz i5 and 8gb of ram, but honestly, when it comes to web development give me *nix OS and a command line any day, which is why my slow workstation (which boots faster than the MBP btw,) is running minimal Ubuntu with the i3 window manager and I find that I use it more than my Mac. (Even though its a Core 2 Pentium D at 1.6ghz and 1.5gb of memory. :confused:

There is something to be said about low profile though. Sometimes you just need a small computer with features rather than a fast one that is the size of a boat and weights like one too.
amen.
 
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Sometimes you just need a small computer with features rather than a fast one that is the size of a boat and weights like one too.
What ever did boats did to you!? :confused:


You... you... boatist!
 
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They forgot to add passive cooling.