As a rule, bigger is seen as being better in the graphics card world, hence the proliferation of huge cards featuring whopping heatsinks and coolers. But sometimes smaller is better, and to cater for the "size doesn't matter" crowd MSI has introduced a low-profile Radeon HD 5670 card.
The HD 5670 sports a 775MHz clock core and 512MB GDDR5 4040MHz RAM. As for connections, it features the following:
- DisplayPort x 1
- Dual-link DVI x 1
- D-Sub x 1
- HDMI (via DVI to HDMI adaptor) x 1
- Eyefinity support 3 x 2560x1600 resolution output.(one of the outputs must be DisplayPort.)
The card supports software-based Crossfire (no bridge interconnect).
These low-profile cards are ideal for those wanting to upgrade the graphics capability of machines in mall micro-ATX chassis. That said, given that this card feature two fans, this card might not be ideal for Home Theater PCs, where silence is golden.
You could even stick with card into a regular PC chassis and benefit from increase airflow around the case ... handy if the case if packed with drives and already has a large card fitted.