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Low-Profile HD 6850 graphics card from AFOX on shelves in Japan

And with no ext. power source required either.

By Steve Dougherty from Aug 10, 2011 @ 10:48 CDT

A particularly interesting looking HD 6850 graphics card has been found in Japanese stores by a company unheard of to most, AFOX. It's not just the brand name and box design that stands out, though. More interestingly, this card is quite a big step away from the reference design in that it is of low-profile stature and without the need for external power.

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The low profile heatsink/fan design is also a standout feature with its dual-fan aluminum setup. AFOX appears to have left the stock clock rates on the card alone, however, which are 775MHz on the core and 4000MHz on the GDDR5 memory.

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Due to being a low-profile card, it only has 1 x DVI and 1 x DisplayPort output. AFOX does ship the card with a separate full-profile bracket.

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The card is now on sale in Japan with a price tag that equates to about $250 USD.

NEWS SOURCES:Akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp


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