[HELP] LOW PROFILE graphics card
Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:56 PM
i have a Dell Optiplex 990 Small Form Factor (SFF)
that i want to upgrade the graphics card for christmas. My first question is what is the best LOW PROFILE graphics card currently on the market that will fit my case?
ive done some looking around and i have found the HIS Radeon HD 6670:
but will this fit? im hesitant to buy something that i dont know will fit my case for sure. any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:05 PM
From the size of the picture, IF your PC has a PCI Express slot, and the space for the fans on the card to the side, i would say yes.
SFF PCs means that the case is small, and that normally, all replaceable internal cards should work. Pretty much the case is just not a tower or a midsize.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:22 PM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:29 PM
The case needs to be at least 7 inches wide.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:23 PM
Low profile only cards are build with space saving in mind, you will not find any cards with huge fans on as that defeats the idea of a low profile card
You have to bear in mind, that some cards might come with the low profile faceplates, but it might not fit as its not specifically designed for low profile machines.
So the card you have linked us to most likely wont fit as the fan takes up another slot, so unless that space in clear inside the machine, it wont fit in
Edited by lareeth, 11 December 2011 - 08:27 PM.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:51 AM
Look into a Raedon HD 5570 if your PSU can take it.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
So the power supplies on both the SFF 980 & 990 will handle this card!