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Are small form facter gpus the same as low profile gpus?

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not really, low profile generally means it either dosnt stick up above the width of the expansion slot or that it fitts in a half height explansion slot. a small form factor GPU generally means that it is small, nothing more. sometimes thats not being longer than a 16x PCIe slot, sometimes it something else.


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I would say that low profile is rather slim and takes up a single slot while small form factor is a bit thicker than low profile and might use two slots but shorter in length

 

I would say this is low profile

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and this small form factor

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22 minutes ago, ZeouLs said:

I would say this is low profile

I thought low-profile refers to how these low-profile cards can fit in slim form factor cases, think the GT 710 or any card that has a smaller-than-normal PCB due to how their width is effectively half of a full-size graphics card.


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1 hour ago, ZeouLs said:

I would say that low profile is rather slim and takes up a single slot while small form factor is a bit thicker than low profile and might use two slots but shorter in length

 

I would say this is low profile

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and this small form factor

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No!

the first one you showed is NOT a low profile card...this is a single slot card...low profile cards can be 1 or 2 slot thick, but they are less than a full slot wide...they are meant for low profile cases...here is a low profile card and a low profile case mean't for those cards:

 

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Low profile cards generally come with a ''half slot wide'' bracket the replace the rear IO braket so it fits in those cases.

 


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