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Old July 31, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Default XFX to Launch Single Slot HD 5770

<p>Following in the footsteps of many of ATI's other board partners, XFX will be looking to launch a single slot HD 5770 1GB card in the following weeks. The NVIDIA soon introducing a card which will act as a direct competitor to the HD 5770, ATI's board partners are have been searching for ways to make their 10 month old products maintain the pu... [ Read full article ]
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Old July 31, 2010, 11:26 AM
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single slot is pretty good for a 5770
next step 5830? 5850?

How bout single slot GTX470? ROFL
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interesting. gf106 that bad a competition? :)
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Old July 31, 2010, 02:20 PM
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It would be nice to see even the top end cards go to single slot which would allow better cooling by having more space between in xfire and sli configurations.
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It would be nice to see even the top end cards go to single slot which would allow better cooling by having more space between in xfire and sli configurations.
That wouldn't provide better cooling, since the heatsinks would have to be half the size.
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Old July 31, 2010, 03:46 PM
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That may be so, but with more room for air to circulate between the cards, this should assist the cooling. I'm sure they would consider that when designing these cards, including a more aggressive fan, more power efficient, better heatsinks,...
Still, you have a point and it's something to consider.
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I'm quite certain that GPU manufacturers would already be using single-slot coolers on their cards if they found it to be beneficial.
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This should be great for people making LAN boxes. Leaves more room for more components
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Old July 31, 2010, 08:44 PM
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Ah this is good news. need a single slot for my ITX board. With a good card too.
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Old July 31, 2010, 09:38 PM
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The biggest ups I can see for single slot cards is for matx boards where a dual slot card covers up your only pci slot, and for people who want to run 4x GPUs. with single slots, you can run 4 GPUs in a case that only has the normal 7 slots. Although, if you are running quad gpus, you are probably running the latest/greatest.
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