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, two of Nvidia's fastest XP compatible Low Profile Graphics Cards.
Test system is a HP Elite 8200 with Intel Core i5-2400, 4GB DDR3 in dual channel configuration, a 120GB SSD and Windows XP SP3. The video drivers are 368.81 from 2016 for Nvidia and Catalyst 14.4 from 2014 for AMD cards.