Best Low Profile Graphics Card

Altavias

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Hello,

When I am away from my main gaming setup, I play on an Optiplex 3020 SFF with the following specs:

Dell Optiplex 3020 Small Form Factor
Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz
8GB DDR3
AMD Radeon R5 240 1GB DDR5
Windows 10 Pro x64

I have been looking for a new GPU to play Battlefront. With Settings in Battlefront mostly at Med-Low, I crank out about 35-50FPS. I would like to be able to run High-Med at around a steady 45+ FPS. What graphics cards would I be able to fit in this PC. I would love to find a 4GB Nvidia Card but the best low profile graphics card I have found is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125680

If I could find a 4GB AMD card, that would work as well. Do any of you know a good card that would meet my expectations. I know it is a lot to ask for, especially seeing how this is a branded PC and it is in the small form factor size.

Thanks!
 

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That's the gfx card I'm using in my Dell Optiplex 790 SFF. My 275W Dell PSU seems to handle it well. Near max load at times on the +12V rail if my interpolation from the kill-A-Watt meter is accurate. But no issues so far.

Is this is the nameplate on your PC's PSU? If so, it should be a bit more than the +12V capacity that mine is. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0825/1477/products/IMG_2270_large.JPG?v=1462448876
But keep in mind... you use a card of that wattage on that PSU at your own risk.
 

Altavias

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Could provide me a link where I could find this card?
 

clutchc

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That's the gfx card I'm using in my Dell Optiplex 790 SFF. My 275W Dell PSU seems to handle it well. Near max load at times on the +12V rail if my interpolation from the kill-A-Watt meter is accurate. But no issues so far.

Is this is the nameplate on your PC's PSU? If so, it should be a bit more than the +12V capacity that mine is. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0825/1477/products/IMG_2270_large.JPG?v=1462448876
But keep in mind... you use a card of that wattage on that PSU at your own risk.
 

Altavias

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Sadly, that is not what I mean't by low profile. My PC is about the size of an Xbox 360 E from 2013. This is what my PC looks like:

http://www.astringo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DELL-OPTIPLEX-3020.jpg

This is the card it currently uses:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=490-BCEO

 

clutchc

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The new GTX 950 that requires no 6-pin connection would be great. If it doesn't overload the PSU. The GTX 750 Ti is about the max I'd use on your PSU.
But the one in Bakua's link isn't one of those. It requires a 6-pin and is a 90W card. http://www.hwcompare.com/20577/geforce-gtx-750-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-950/

This one may be doable if one can find the power draw on it: http://www.evga.com/articles/00990/evga-geforce-gtx-950-low-power/
 

Altavias

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Same thing again. It would be great if it fit in my PC.
 

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yeah, I momentarily forgot about the low-profile requirement. Looks like the GTX 750 Ti is your best bet.
Do you have 2 expansion slots available for that card? Mine does, but I'm not familiar with the innards of the 3020
 

Altavias

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Yes, It does have 2 slots. Are there any AMD 3GB-4GB cards that would work?
 

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