Low Profile Graphics Cards Windows XP Benchmarks
The idea for this project came about because I obtained a few Small Form Factor OEM machines, mostly Hewlett Packard machines, like the 8200 Elite. There are many uses for such a machine, but you always are constrained by the form factor and the need for low profile graphics cards.
Although many reviews of low profile video cards are on the Internet, I couldn't find decent comparisons, especially using modern cards running under XP. So I thought maybe other people are looking for the same information, why not obtain a few of these cards, run some benchmarks and see what we get!
These Graphics cards do not require a PCIe power connector, which also means that they are constraint to around 70W of power consumption. Later cards are more power efficient, and therefore faster.
The idea of this project is to test a range of Low Profile Graphics Cards under Windows XP to help with shopping on eBay. Some of these cards are extremely slow, whereas others are fairly decent and some are extremely potent, for example the GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, the two fastest XP compatible Low Profile Graphics Cards from Nvidia.
Here we have some charts showing the performance of various Low Profile Graphics Cards under Windows XP. We have popular 3DMark results, as well as a range of games, from the less demanding Quake III at 1600x1200 to extremely demanding Crysis at 1920x1080. All games have the details maxed, but without any AA.