Do low profile cards require power?

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The thread's name kinda said it. :p

Low profile cards don't have any pin connector requirements so it shouldn't use power from the psu, just the motherboard, right?
 

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So, as long as it doesn't require any pin connectors it doesn't require any power from the pus, right?
Also, I thought the 430 was the fastest card without any pin connectors. If not, then which one is the fastest? The 5670?
 
All computer components requires power from the PSU. A video card draws power from the PSU through the motherboard. Higher end video cards will also draw power directly from the PSU.

The fastest card that does not require a direct PSU connection is the Radeon HD 6670 which is about 10% more powerful than the HD 5670.

The question is if your PSU has enough power to provide the necessary power the PC after your upgrade.
 

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I think 300W is enough, isn't it? I don't have anything special in that PC. The CPU is a dual-core.