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Fastest passive singleslot card?

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Hi there,

I've got a question that I'm hoping some of you helpful OcUK-ers will be able to help me out with. I've got an aging shuttle that I'm looking to upgrade the gfx card in. My only problem is that I need it to be single slot and passive? Does anyone know what the fastest one would be?

Free cookie to the winner!
 
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Yeah, and at only a tenner more it's a no brainer tbh.

Also checked a review, seems this HD 4670 does pretty well with little air flow.
 
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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4670 Ultimate


Heh thats my card, nice bit of kit but I'm not sure if technically its a single slot design, there is a single slot free on the left side (where the fan usually is) but the cards radiator extends both upwards and to the right!

I think there is just enough space on the right of the card to accept a low profile card of some sort but not a full height one otherwise it will clash!

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Wanted a cool running and quiet HD4670, tried a regular Sapphire that was too noisy, tried an ASUS that was well too noisy, tried a Powercolour that was too hot (105°C) so thought **** it and just bought the Ultimate HD4670 and stuck a quiet 80mm on the roof! :p

28°C Idle - 48°C Load and its quiet, very happy! :cool:
 
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Yeh, about the same. No point in upgrading unless you want something that's smaller and uses less power.
 
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Hey Big Wayne - was wondering if you could tell me the max height/max width of the 4670 ultimate as it looks a bit chunky? Did look it up on sapphires site but they dont seem to list dimensions.
 
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Just some photos showing the backside of the card and how the bulk of the radiator is on the top and the rear of the Sapphire card. I can't give specific dimensions atm but lets just say its got a big bOOty! :p

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The keen eye amoungst you may notice I've Blu Tacked on my 80mm fan lol! :o This is a very stop gap solution as I'm using an open bench and therefore not benefiting from the fan on the case side panel dedicated to GPU cooling! :cool:
 
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