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Is this card a TRUE low-profile single-slot card? PNY GT710 1GB

VirtualLarry

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133622

I saw this, and Newegg's specs claim "single-slot" and "low-profile" (brackets included).

But I have a PNY GT620 here, that is ostensibly sort of single-slot, with LP brackets included, and the heatsink sticks out far enough that in a test install in a board that has PCI-E x16, x1, x1, I could NOT plug in a 2-port SATA6G controller into the x1 slot next to the PCI-E x16 slot, with the video card installed in the slot.

Unfortunately, that's the configuration that I NEED for a client's machine, to upgrade both their GMA4500 chipset IGP, and their IDE-only SATAII ports, to AHCI SATA6G ports.

(Biostar G41D3C micro-ATX board, in a slimline case.)

Edit: The card I currently have in stock appears to be this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133504

Which is wider than a single slot.

Edit: Also found this PNY GT610 card, appears to have the same (supposedly) single-slot cooler of the PNY GT710:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-geforce-gt-610-2gb-ddr3-pci-express-2-0-graphics-card-black/9526059.p?id=1219020243864&skuId=9526059

And it's cheaper.

So, I already ordered the GT710 off of ebay, so I ordered some more of the PNY GT610 single-slot off of BestBuy. Sigh.
 
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YBS1

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It certainly looks like the heatsink it slightly thinner, it may actually be just small enough. I think this is one of those cases that if not, Newegg may be more lenient on their return policies.
 

Stuka87

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That card is such a por performer, there is really no point in using it over the integrated video onboard the CPU. Unless you have a really old CPU that does not have integrated video.

EDIT: I see that their machine has a GMA4500, which is not great.

I agree with Blue_Max above, both those cards are much better.
 

VirtualLarry

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Why you using a card at all? What ports or special needs in mind?

After all, why bother with a video card no better than the onboard IGP? The 710 is garbage and a waste of money...

These two cost a little more but are significantly better cards and meet your needs of being 100% single-slot.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127830
That MSI is true single-slot, and has LP brackets. Nice find! Too bad I already ordered three cards. Anyways, had I seen that in time, I probably would have spent the extra $15 on that one. 384 Kepler shaders, and GDDR5, that's practically a GT740.

This is not for gaming, it's for watching online videos, with a Core2Duo/Quad on a G41 chipset.

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Cons: This card is not LOW PROFILE out of the box it was actually to tall to fit into my slim PC case. I was very frustrated at first, because the description clearly says "Ready Low Profile". I eventually had to remove the fan component (four very tight screws and a plug into the card) and it fit very well. I will monitor the card to make sure it doesn't overheat or under-perform because of the removed fan.
I don't think that's part of what "low profile" means... LOL!
 
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MrA79

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133622

I saw this, and Newegg's specs claim "single-slot" and "low-profile" (brackets included).

But I have a PNY GT620 here, that is ostensibly sort of single-slot, with LP brackets included, and the heatsink sticks out far enough that in a test install in a board that has PCI-E x16, x1, x1, I could NOT plug in a 2-port SATA6G controller into the x1 slot next to the PCI-E x16 slot, with the video card installed in the slot.

Unfortunately, that's the configuration that I NEED for a client's machine, to upgrade both their GMA4500 chipset IGP, and their IDE-only SATAII ports, to AHCI SATA6G ports.

(Biostar G41D3C micro-ATX board, in a slimline case.)

Edit: The card I currently have in stock appears to be this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133504

Which is wider than a single slot.

Edit: Also found this PNY GT610 card, appears to have the same (supposedly) single-slot cooler of the PNY GT710:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-geforce-gt-610-2gb-ddr3-pci-express-2-0-graphics-card-black/9526059.p?id=1219020243864&skuId=9526059

And it's cheaper.

So, I already ordered the GT710 off of ebay, so I ordered some more of the PNY GT610 single-slot off of BestBuy. Sigh.
Looks like it is, but honestly you won't know until you plug it in.
 

Blue_Max

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That MSI is true single-slot, and has LP brackets. Nice find! Too bad I already ordered three cards. Anyways, had I seen that in time, I probably would have spent the extra $15 on that one. 384 Kepler shaders, and GDDR5, that's practically a GT740.

This is not for gaming, it's for watching online videos, with a Core2Duo/Quad on a G41 chipset.
It's not just about gaming, those CUDA cores can help in other software and improve video playback/compression for 1080P stuff, etc.

Of course, too late now unless you cancel/reorder like I've done in the past. :$
 

Blue_Max

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Its based on the old Kepler family which doesn't accelerate hevc.
Not many options there when it comes to low-profile + single slot.

If it was that mission-critical, the guy would be building a new machine.
 

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