What is the current fastest PCI-E card that powers only off the slot?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by legcramp, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    My cousin's 6670 card running in an HP desktop. His power supply does not have any extra molex or pci-e plugs so he is stuck with cards that powers only off the pci-express slot.

    Anything faster than the HD 6670?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Nahawand

    Nahawand Limp Gawd

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    Probably will be the new GTX 750 Ti based of Maxwell.
     
  3. klatox

    klatox [H]Lite

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    HD 7750 is slightly faster than the 6670
     
  4. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Gtx 750 ti has already been spotted on store shelves. Wait a couple days and grab one. Way faster than a 7750.
     
  5. 257Tony

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    Any chance he could replace the PSU? Something low end like a CX430 would open up a whole new world of GPU options for him, and they are only $20.
     
  6. Metformin

    Metformin Gawd

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    What does he have for a PSU? He could always buy a molex or PCI-e splitter and add a molex or PCI-e to PCI-e 6-pin adapter.
     
  7. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    He has a crappy HP desktop, absolutely no room for an adapter. The PSU only has sata plugs and nothing else. I think we are going to wait for the release of the GTX 750 and grab one. Thank you everyone.
     
  8. evilsofa

    evilsofa [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yup, the GTX 750 Ti seems destined to take the thread title crown by a mile.

    Reference versions of the GTX 750 Ti will probably have no extra power connector because its TDP is 60W; overclocked non-reference versions may have a 6-pin PCI power connector. The GTX 750 will have a TDP of 55W and will probably not have any power connectors.
     
  9. tejpis

    tejpis n00b

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    You can split the SATA plug too. I just bought one off of Ebay for like $2 incl. shipping from Hong Kong.
     
  10. jackstar7

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    Those PSUs usually have no overhead for decent GPUs AND they usually use a proprietary shape to prevent replacement with a standard ATX PSU.

    Hopefully that 750 Ti lives up to everyone's expectations. Might make a solid GPU for steamboxes, too.
     
  11. tejpis

    tejpis n00b

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    I got the SATA splitter to put an HD4870 in an old C2D Dell, PSU was 305W if I remember correctly so it's not a given that the PSU is too weak. 300W is more than enough for a 65W CPU and 150W GPU.