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Graphics Most Powerful GPU Without PSU Connection(s)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Itchy Rim, 21 Oct 2012.

  1. Itchy Rim

    Itchy Rim Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone please advise me what the most powerful Graphics card is that draws power only from the PCI-e slot and does not need extra power via connector(s) from the CPU?

    The current card I have is an ASUS Radeon 6670 and I need another similar type of card or a more recent version.


    Itchy Rim
     
  2. Sam__

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    I think you may well have the most powerful card already. I'm struggling to find any that are moreso.
     
  3. aNuclearPidgeon

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    The most recent would probably be the Nvida GT 640. However, I think the GT 640s performance is in par with your HD 6670; only about a years gap between them too. Theres nothing from the AMD 7000s side so you should probably wait a bit.

    EDIT: If you're 6670 uses GDDR3 memory then it might be worth getting one of these
    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/gpu-nvidia/geforce-gt-640-pci-e-(384-cores)

    Or just this.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-...-480-stream-processors-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    6670 is the most powerful no psu connector card on the market.
    AMD never made a 7 series version and nvidia have not got anything that performs well enough. Mostly cut down htpc cards.
     
  5. Itchy Rim

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    Is the 7750 any good, it looks like it kicks the bitch out of a 6670 and does not need extra power from the pSU?


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  6. Big-_-t0ny

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    Fair enough, although the one in your link is an MSI OC one...they add more voltage and stuff which is probably why they need a 6-pin.:) The XFX one looks like the cheapest even though it is 2GB...I would buy it ASAP.:thumb:
     
  9. Harlequin

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    AMD do make a 7670 - but its a renamed 6670 and OEM only ;)
     
  10. Chicken76

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    Yes, I believe the best you can get at the moment without a power connector is a 7750.
     

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