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Taiwanese firm XXX shows off single slot Radeons

Taiwanese firm XXX shows off single slot Radeons

Triplex shows off some concept single slot Radeon HD 5830s and HD 5770 graphics cards.

Chopping and changing ATI Radeons was a popular idea at last week's Computex show. We've already seen PowerColor's half-height cards, but we also noticed Taiwanese ATI Radeon graphics partner, TripleX (that's X-X-X not X-F-X), had some rather nifty concept designs for single slot HD 5770 and 5830 graphics cards.

In order to cool the GPU, the heatsink extends beyond the length of both cards' PCBs, and we think the thin fans would need to spin quite fast to create enough airflow, but it's still impressive to see such powerful single slot graphics cards.

We have been promised a quick hands-on when they are ready, but if you want one you will have a long wait or need to book a holiday to Eastward bound, as unfortunately Triplex only sells in Asia. With innovative products like this though, maybe we'll see them soon in Europe, although we're not sure how helpful having an unGoogleable name that you probably wouldn't want to search for at work is going to be.

Are you in the market for a single-slot Radeon graphics card? Let us know your thoughts, in the forums.

Taiwanese firm XXX shows off single slot Radeons Single slot Radeon HD 5830/5770 on show Taiwanese firm XXX shows off single slot Radeons Single slot Radeon HD 5830/5770 on show
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Taiwanese firm XXX shows off single slot Radeons Single slot Radeon HD 5830/5770 on show Taiwanese firm XXX shows off single slot Radeons Single slot Radeon HD 5830/5770 on show
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Picarro 11th June 2010, 09:30 Quote
I hope their website is not xxx.com ... ^^
Sifter3000 11th June 2010, 09:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Picarro
I hope their website is not xxx.com ... ^^

Why you don't you check it and see? :p
Stotherd-001 11th June 2010, 09:38 Quote
I'm in work. This scared the crap out of me when it showed up in my RSS feeds... Thanks so much.
Sheiken 11th June 2010, 09:40 Quote
If I just had known about this before I sold my shuttle...
proxess 11th June 2010, 09:41 Quote
+1 Stotherd-001

Very pretty card tho init...
Autti 11th June 2010, 09:42 Quote
cool but what is the point? Do people need single slot? I don't, mATX copes fine with 2 doubles, unless you want tri-fire i guess.

Half height on the other hand is useful for make slim-line htpc cases with gaming grunt.
rickysio 11th June 2010, 09:56 Quote
Galaxy has a single slot GTX470.

This XXX guys can't even touch Galaxy.
The_Beast 11th June 2010, 09:57 Quote
A lot of cool tech coming out these days, especially in the video card department
frontline 11th June 2010, 12:05 Quote
Interesting, i was a big fan of the single slot 4850, but the cooling was poor. A single slot, cool running 5770 would be nice.
flipman 11th June 2010, 12:33 Quote
I would like this but they must make a lower powered 5770 without six pin power connector
Skiddywinks 11th June 2010, 15:13 Quote
Looks mighty fine.
Muunsyr 11th June 2010, 16:05 Quote
Damn, I want to make a storm-trooper themed pc just looking at that white cooler with black fan/pcb!

Or perhaps it was meant to go with that In-Win sound proof case...
play_boy_2000 11th June 2010, 19:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickysio
Galaxy has a single slot GTX470.

This XXX guys can't even touch Galaxy.

No room for a dual slot cooler, but enough for a 550W+ PSU and 8 inches of noise dampning foam to hide the scream of a 5000rpm fan?

makes sense.
Teh C 11th June 2010, 19:57 Quote
Single slot coolers are fine for graphics cards that don't generate as much heat anyway. But when its cards that ATI deemed were hot enough to need a dual slot cooler, that just means you'll end up with a noisy fan and/or a load of heat being dumped into your case.
HourBeforeDawn 11th June 2010, 20:07 Quote
awesome. not sure how long that name will work out for them but hey single slot cards are something to look forward too.
hbeevers 11th June 2010, 20:36 Quote
I think this sounds like a good idea, though the major problem is the cooling. I've got a dual slot 5770 (asus) and if i want another for crossfire then i'd have to remove my PCI wireless and tv tuner cards, this could solve that as long as it's temps are ok and it has a crossfire connection.
liratheal 11th June 2010, 20:51 Quote
Yeah, if the temps are decent, top job.

Also; "We've already seen PowerColor's half-heigh cards, but we al"

Height? :p
paisa666 11th June 2010, 22:50 Quote
i've just took a look for them in google but only found something about the company until page 283713 :P
Aragon Speed 12th June 2010, 04:16 Quote
Nice design. I can just see this coupled with a variation of Sapphire's Vapour-X tech to help keep the card cool. (Hint-hint Sapphire) ^^
Yemerich 12th June 2010, 15:40 Quote
And I thought porn games were about to get a graphics boost...
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 12th June 2010, 19:46 Quote
They now have laptops with DX11 cards so this is not impressive. The half height ones are useful for moded cases but most mobos are designed for dual slot.

Like you really were going to use that PCI slot anyway?
Adnoctum 13th June 2010, 00:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickysio
Galaxy has a single slot GTX470.

This XXX guys can't even touch Galaxy.

Don't you ever get tired of shilling for nVidia?
rickysio 13th June 2010, 06:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adnoctum
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickysio
Galaxy has a single slot GTX470.

This XXX guys can't even touch Galaxy.

Don't you ever get tired of shilling for nVidia?

I shill for nVidia? Really? Just because of 1 link?

Wow, being your friend must meant that the person don't need enemies!

I'm just talking about the technology - if Galaxy can cool the thermal oven of a GTX470 in a single slot then 5770 and 5830 is not that hard.
knuck 13th June 2010, 06:54 Quote
Scarlett Johansson was sexy in Iron Man 2 but those cards are just HOT





get it ?
Abdul Hadi 17th June 2010, 10:29 Quote
A 5830 even longer?

What is this longer card competition?

It is a better option if the cards length is ok. else shift the cooler on the backside like MSI does with its passive cooler.
wiak 30th July 2010, 11:16 Quote
i want a xXx graphics card :P
sound uber cool :D
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