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Windows 7: What is the difference between PCIE & PCIE mini?

08 Jul 2013   #1
rapstarrr91

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
What is the difference between PCIE & PCIE mini?

im planning to get an external GPU, im just wondering,
which should i get pcie adapter or pcie mini adapter?
which is commonly used?

actually im not sure about what im asking on this thread, can anybody explain if i got it all wrong?


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08 Jul 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Could the "mini" actually be a "low profile" card? Slim design cases (also called compact cases) will not accept standard height cards and must use the "low profile" type.
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08 Jul 2013   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

PCIE cards come in full and half height for full and compact cases. These cards can have connectors that reach out the back of the case - like a video card.

PCIE mini cards also come in full and half height - but they fit in slots like this:
File:A PCI Express Mini Card and its connector.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
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10 Jul 2013   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

External GPU for the rig in your SPECS?
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