Best Low Profile Graphics Card (Oct. 2016) - Ultimate Buyer's Guide

*Last updated on November 22

NEW - MSI Revealed 1050ti and 1050 Low profile (double slot), HIS revealed RX460 low profile (single slot)

This list is based on extreme research and passion for powerful low profile videocards. I use one of these cards (750Ti) on a daily basis for my use.I purposefully omitted numbers and benchmark for simplicity. You don’t need to go anywhere else and look for numbers. You’ll find these are the best cards (reference) for your need and money. This list is based on my honest research and not opinion based.

Please note

1. The gaming cards are here labeled as 'gaming' if its good for gaming.and if its not good for gaming, its labeled as 'Not for gaming'.

Why choose low profile video card?

People do have different purposes and based on that purpose we sorted out the best low profile cards based on the following criteria. These cards are low profile, budget friendly, Eco-friendly and low noise and don’t need external six pin connector. It works on your 10 year old crappy psu. And lasts 2-4 years till your next upgrade.

What’s cool with this list?

1. Plug n Play!
2. Best price performance ratio
3. Budget friendly  $30 - $170
4. 4K playback support
5. Best for HTPC Builds
6. Best for Home Theatre.
7. Graphics card without external power cord
8. Don’t need auxiliary power connectors or any other power connector
9. Best for office use
10.Low Profile 1080P gaming on MED- HIGH Settings (you can see word ' Gaming' if it's good for gaming)

Best low profile video card under $150 "Gaming""HT"

GTX 1050Ti 4GB LP - will be available soon

Great news as we anticipated! MSI revealed the low profile 1050TI. If anyone looking for the best low profile out there this one is to get.


Best Under $120 video card low profile "Gaming"& Home Theater


Nvidia 750Ti

There's still no sign of 460 low profile. And 750ti still tops the list. There was 950, but it's restricted to Japan and not available anywhere else. Until RX 460 low profile or 1050 comes out, i'm leaving this camp here in case you don't want to wait.

Gigabyte Graphics Cards GV-N75TOC-2GL




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MY 750Ti - but not low profile!
Is this card good for you?

1. Plug n Play!
2. Best price performance ratio
3. Budget friendly
4. 4K playback support
5. Best for home theater.
6. Graphics card without external power source
7. Don’t need auxiliary power connectors
8. Best for office use
9. Low Profile 1080P gaming on MED- HIGH SETTINGS

Don't know which to buy? Check out 750Ti vs. RX 460 

Best VideoCard for Home Theater - under $70 video card "NOT FOR GAMING!"

EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit DVI/HDMI/VGA Low Profile Graphics Card


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1. Plug n Play!
2. Best price performance ratio
3. Budget friendly
4. 4K playback support
5. Graphics card without external power source
6. Don’t need auxiliary power connectors
7. Best for office use


Best video card for Basic use - under $30 video card- "NOT FOR GAMING!"

MSI ATI Radeon HD6450 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card R6450-MD1GD3/LP


lowprofile 6450
1. Plug n Play!
2. Best price performance ratio
3. Budget friendly
4. Graphics card without external power source/
5. Don’t need auxiliary power connectors
6. Best for office use


Meets all your basic needs at an affordable price! That's it folks. Cya next month

3 comments:

  1. the 950 and the 750ti up there are not low profile.. as low profile referred to "half height"

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    1. thanks i ma update it and 950 will be replaced by RX 460. :)

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