A Closer Look
The Sapphire low profile Radeon HD 7750 has what I call moderate specifications and should be ample enough for low- to mid-range gaming but great for video playback. The specifications are an 800MHz 28nm core clock with 1GB of 4500MHz effective memory clock. And at the same time sporting 512 Stream processors.
The low profile Radeon HD 7750 from Sapphire looks to be the ideal solution for those sporting small thin enclosures that are typical when building HTPC systems and alike. The reason behind this is for obvious reason like the physical size and the cooling solution.
This is a single slot solution. Granted most ITX cases have dual slots but using a card like this one will allow you to use the other slot for something else useful like a Wi-Fi adapter.
Sapphire uses a cooler that I personally have yet to see on any of their other cards. It’s a small black aluminum heat sink with a small fan; I would guess about 70mm-80mm. A lot of the times a fan of this size is noisy but that is not the case here. During testing we heard almost nothing from the card.
For video output there are possible solutions: HDMI with 3D, Mini Display Port and a Dual Link DVI port. Using the Dual Link DVI port the card will support resolutions up to 2560×1600 at 60Hz.
It is possible to connect two of these cards together to take advantage of the Cross technology. And this can be done without the aid of a Crossfire bridge and no extra power connectors.