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

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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.

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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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Put this in an older, non-PCIe 2.x compliant motherboard and watch 'em both go booom...
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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wow HD6850 single slot+green edition no pcie connector?

75W HD6850 amazing. CFX these, for 150W, unbeatable monster
personally, i'd rather make an ITX gaming system with one of these...
 
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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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that coolers gonna be pretty damn noisey compared to the full fat 6850s
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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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 have a feeling the underclock penalty is going to be quite substantial.
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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wouldnt one possibility be just using ram modules that run at lower volts? that'd drop the wattage fairly fast
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.