Best Low Profile Graphics Cards In 2022

Best Low Profile Graphics Cards In 2022
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Harry Boulton

Published 

3rd Nov 2022 14:32

If you're looking for the best low profile graphics cards in 2022, then we've got a great list for you to choose from to suit a variety of different builds. Low profile graphics cards are great if you're wanting something smaller, quieter, and less power hungry, but they do unfortunately lack in performance compared to their normal-sized siblings. So, if you want to find out what the best low profile graphics cards are in 2022, make sure to check out our full list down below.

Best Low Profile Graphics Cards 2022

XFX Speedster SWFT105 Radeon RX 6400 4GB Graphics Card

XFX Speedster SWFT105 Radeon RX 6400 4GB Graphics Card
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The XFX Speedster SWFT105 Radeon RX 6400 graphics card is not only the newest low profile card on this list, but it is also undoubtedly the most powerful. Integrating the impressive AMD RDNA 2 architecture, the RX 6400 packs a lot of power into just a single slot.

Boasting boost clocks of up to 2321 MHz, this card can handle the latest games at 1080p 60FPS on at least medium settings, reaching beyond 100 FPS in games like Resident Evil Village. In terms of size, it comes in at a measly 15.5x6.8x1.5cm, and only weighs around 240g, so will be perfect for a smaller case, or a pc that you might want to be more portable.

You can pick up the XFX Speedster SWFT105 Radeon RX 6300 4GB graphics card on Amazon for under $150, or on Best Buy for under $150 too.

MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB Graphics Card

MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB Graphics Card
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While this low profile graphics card does occupy two slots, it makes up for it with its shorter nature. Coming in at just 18.49cm long, you should be able to fit the MAXSUN RX 550 into pretty much any case with plenty of room to spare.

In terms of performance though, at 1080p it can reach over 200 FPS in CS:GO, over 160 in LOL, and over 150 in Valorant. This makes it the perfect card for anyone interested in competitive games, as you'll be able to hit the high framerates that make these games feel so fluid. You can also expect to get 60 FPS in games like Final Fantasy XIV, Forza Horizon 4, and Warzone, which shows that this should cope well with more intensive single player games too.

The MAXSUN AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics card is available to buy on Amazon for under $130 too.

EVGA GeForce GT 1030 2GB Graphics Card

EVGA GeForce GT 1030 2GB Graphics Card
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While you won't be able to achieve the same level of performance as the rest of the cards on this list, it is still a great option if you're looking for a graphics card with a small footprint. It covers just a single slot, and is just under 17cm long. It can display on resolutions up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 60Hz, meaning that this will be perfect for anyone setting up a media PC for their living room for example. It also has the Vulkan API, which is very useful in boosting performance in certain programs. 

Another bonus - especially right now - is that it has a TDP of only 30W, which is only a fraction of the power of many of the more powerful cards. If you're really not looking for much, then it's definitely going to be a plus that this card isn't burning a hole in your pocket with energy.

You can pick up the EVGA GeForce GT 1030 2GB graphics card on Amazon for under $125, but also on Best Buy in a Gigabyte variant for under $90.

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 4GB Graphics Card

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 4GB Graphics Card
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Next up on this list of the best low profile graphics cards in 2022 is the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card. This is a low profile variant of one of the better budget graphics cards from the past few years, and it should do you really well in terms of 1080p gaming.

Before the RX6400 released, this was arguably the best low profile graphics card on the market, giving you over 60 FPS with high settings at 1080p in games like Far Cry 5, Fortnite, GTA V, and PUBG, and even above 120 FPS in Overwatch and Rainbow Six: Siege

It is a two slot card, but it is relatively small in size otherwise, coming in at 16,8x6,9x3,7cm with the low profile bracket. Do be wary that this card does only have a single HDMI 2,0 slot, if you were planning on using any Display Port outputs, or running multiple displays.

The MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 4GB low profile graphics card can be purchased on Amazon for under $290.

MSI GTX 1050 TI 4GB LP Graphics Card

MSI GTX 1050 TI 4GB LP Graphics Card
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Rounding off this list is the MSI GTX 1050 TI 4GB LP graphics card, which you can think of somewhat as the little brother of the 1650. As part of the Pascal lineup of Nvidia cards, the GTX 1050 will give you a solid performance at 1080p, although it will definitely start to struggle with newer titles, especially at higher quality settings.

Much like the 1030 featured earlier in this list, one of the biggest benefits of the 1050 is its relatively low power consumption, which can be very helpful for reducting operating costs, and preventing you from needing any additional upgrades in the form of things like power supplies.

You can purchase the MSI GTX 1050 TI 4GB LP graphics card on Amazon for under $200, if you want a cheaper Nvidia alternative to the GTX 1650.

That wraps up this guide for the best low profile graphics cards in 2022. If you're wanting a great display to pair with one of these cards though, make sure to check out the best gaming monitor under $200 in 2022.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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