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Best Low Profile Graphics Cards In 2022


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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.

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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 15.5×6.8×1.5cm, 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.

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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.

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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 3840×2160 (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.

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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 16,8×6,9×3,7cm 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

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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.



Study: Most searched GPUs in 2022


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With the recent crypto/mining crash last year, I thought it would be an interesting study to find out what gamers searched for online when looking to upgrade their desktop graphics cards in 2022.

Study introduction

The dataset you’re about to witness consists of 62 desktop graphics cards from the three major GPU manufacturers; AMD, Nvidia, and Intel with its Arc A-Series as of last year. I’ve included GPU series currently available on the market (used and new) but not older than 2017 for relevancy purposes, from lowest to highest budgets to determine which GPUs were the most sought-after in 2022.


TLDR: The winner was Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060!

Results analysis and conclusion

Out of the 62 graphics cards used in the research, the green team (Nvidia) is clearly the winner by far with 78% of the total search queries, followed by the red team (AMD) with 21%, and the blue team (Intel) with a humble 1%.

Nvidia’s RTX 3060 is a winner in this study with almost 9% of the total search volumes for the 62 models, followed by the RTX 3050 with almost 7%. It seems like users were more interested in budget graphics cards from Nvidia rather than AMD or Intel.

Numbers 3 and 4 are held by the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 for mid-high-tier gamers, while at number 5 we have the all-mighty RTX 4090, which in my opinion was searched so much out of curiosity rather than buy intent, with prices reaching up to $3,000 or even more…

In the top-range department, Nvidia wins with their latest RTX 4090 flagship GPU against AMD’s RX 7900 XTX with almost 7 times more searches. The same goes for the mid-high range when looking at the RTX 4080 vs the Radeon 7900 XT, about 6 times more searches for the green team.
*To be fair, a better comparison in terms of performance would be the RX 7900 XTX vs RTX 4080, and even so Nvidia wins across the board in video game benchmarks.

The top 10 most searched GPUs were almost held by Nvidia it wasn’t for AMD’s budget Radeon 6600 at #10.

When looking at Intel’s new GPUs, mainly the Arc A770 and Arc A750, they only got 0.6% and 0.1% respectively out of the total search volumes from the 62 GPUs dataset.

Full keyword research dataset

Worldwide search intent for GPUs in 2022 on Google search engine:

Order GPU Searches Percentage MSRP Launch
1 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 1,467,000 8.74% $329 2021
2 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 1,161,800 6.92% $249 2022
3 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 1,006,500 6.00% $699 2020
4 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 973,100 5.80% $499 2020
5 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 822,600 4.90% $1,599 2022
6 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 782,100 4.66% $349 2019
7 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 762,900 4.55% $149 2019
8 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 695,400 4. 14% $1,499 2020
9 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 TI 674,600 4.02% $399 2021
10 AMD Radeon RX 6600 533,600 3.18% $329 2021
11 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 329,080 1.96% $219 2019
12 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 327,700 1.95% $229 2019
13 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 TI 296,700 1.77% $1,999 2022
14 AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 296,600 1.77% $379 2021
15 AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 286,800 1.71% $479 2021
16 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 285,300 1.70% $1,199 2022
17 AMD Radeon RX 580 285,220 1.70% $199 2017
18 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 TI 276,500 1. 65% $1,199 2021
19 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 TI 275,700 1.64% $599 2021
20 Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 TI 252,060 1.50% $139 2016
21 AMD Radeon RX 570 251,790 1.50% $169 2017
22 Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 250,400 1.49% $109 2016
23 Nvidia GeForce GTX1080 222,520 1.33% $599 2016
24 Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 212,990 1.27% $80 2018
25 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 212,000 1.26% $199 2022
26 Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 206,320 1.23% $199 2016
27 AMD Radeon RX 550 205,060 1.22% $79 2017
28 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 TI 195,380 1. 16% $279 2019
29 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 194,700 1.16% $699 2018
30 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 194,080 1.16% $499 2018
31 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 186,390 1.11% $399 2019
32 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 180,100 1.07% $649 2020
33 Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 173,770 1.04% $379 2016
34 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 TI 165,990 0.99% $999 2018
35 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 163,190 0.97% $159 2019
36 Nvidia GeForce GTX1080 TI 159,440 0.95% $699 2017
37 AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 158,300 0.94% $999 2020
38 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 142,390 0. 85% $399 2019
39 AMD Radeon RX 6800 140,180 0.84% $579 2020
40 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 125,690 0.75% $499 2019
41 AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 120,410 0.72% $899 2022
42 AMD Radeon RX 560 117,290 0.70% $99 2017
43 Intel Arc A770 102,240 0.61% $329 2022
44 AMD Radeon RX 6400 93,090 0.55% $159 2022
45 AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 90,800 0.54% $279 2020
46 AMD Radeon RX 5700 88,520 0.53% $349 2019
47 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 87,050 0.52% $699 2019
48 AMD Radeon RX 590 85,830 0. 51% $279 2018
49 AMD Radeon RX 6700 72,110 0.43% $439 2022
50 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 63,750 0.38% $169 2019
51 Nvidia GeForce TITAN RTX 59,500 0.35% $2,499 2018
52 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1630 56,090 0.33% $139 2022
53 Intel Arc A380 49,920 0.30% $139 2022
54 AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 48,780 0.29% $399 2022
55 AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 47,640 0.28% $1,099 2022
56 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 47,090 0.28% $399 2017
57 AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 44,340 0.26% $999 2022
58 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 44,010 0. 26% $499 2017
59 AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT 40,380 0.24% $549 2021
60 Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 TI 34,020 0.20% $449 2017
61 Intel Arc A750 23,540 0.14% $289 2022
62 Nvidia GeForce GT 1010 8,950 0.05% $70 2022

Credit: Study conducted by Raul Bilc for


Order – The order of graphics cards by their search volume.
Graphics card – The model name of each GPU used in this research.
Searches – Number of average monthly searches consisting of 5 cluster keywords.
*See the explanation below in the Research methodology segment.
Percentage – The percentage from the total searches of each GPU.
MSRP – Recommended launch price for each base model GPU.
Launch – Initial release date for each base model GPU.

Research methodology

  • The keyword research was conducted using a combination of 3 premium SEO tools: Ahrefs, SEM Rush, and Google Ads. The data is gathered over the entire period of 2022, from 1 January to 31 December.
  • There weren’t used any location targeting filters, all research is done worldwide.
  • We used data gathered exclusively from the Google search engine.
  • GPU series used in this research:
    Nvidia GeForce 10, 16, 20, 30, and 40 series
    AMD Radeon 500, 600, 5000, 6000, and 7000 series (RDNA 3)
    Intel Arc A-series
    *These were the most relevant and popular GPU series that are still available either new or used to buy in retail stores or online but not older than 2017.
  • There were 5 cluster keyword variations used for each graphics card model in an effort to gather as much data as possible:
    Generic: “rtx 3070” / “rx 6700”
    Price: “rtx 3070 price” / “rx 6700 price”
    MSRP: “rtx 3070 msrp” / “rx 6700 msrp”
    Alternative: “geforce rtx 3070″ / “radeon rx 6700”
    Alternative 2: “nvidia rtx 3070” / “amd rx 6700”
    Alternative 3: “nvidia geforce rtx 3070” / “amd radeon rx 6700“
  • Graphics card models with different memory were not included in the research as they would complicate and dilute general results. The number of searches resembles the general model searches (the same goes for MSRP, see below).
  • MSRP is tied to the base model of each graphics card. For example, if the MSRP for the RTX 3080 is listed as $699, that price refers to the base 3080 model with 10 GB of memory.

Other things to consider

  • These numbers do not represent actual sales numbers for 2022, just user search intent on Google’s search engine.
  • Obscure graphics cards such as the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid or the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition have been removed from the research due to low/insignificant search volumes.
  • The all-new RTX 4070 Ti, which is actually a renamed RTX 4080 with 12 GB of ram, was not included in this research as the GPU was launched in January of 2023.

Nvidia 10 series MSRP and launch date:
Nvidia 16 series MSRP and launch date: wikipedia. org/wiki/GeForce_16_series
Nvidia 20 series MSRP and launch date:
Nvidia 30 series MSRP and launch date:
Nvidia 40 series MSRP and launch date:
AMD Radeon 500 series MSRP and launch date:
AMD Radeon RX Vega series MSRP and launch date:
AMD Radeon RX 5000 series MSRP and launch date:
AMD Radeon RX 6000 series MSRP and launch date:
AMD Radeon RX 7000 series MSRP and launch date:
Intel Arc-A series MSRP and launch date:


Demand for video cards in 2022 recognized as the worst in the last 20 years — Gazeta.Ru

The demand for video cards in 2022 is recognized as the worst in the last 20 years — Gazeta. Ru | News

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The third quarter of 2022 is recognized as the worst for the desktop GPU market. This is reported by portal Tom’s Hardware with reference to the analytical company Jon Peddie Research.

In the third quarter, shipments of video cards were 6.9 million units for desktop PCs and the same for laptops. In total, AMD, Intel and Nvidia shipped about 14 million, which is a 42% decrease compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, shipments of integrated GPUs in the third quarter of 2022 were about 61.5 million units.

According to Jon Peddie Research, in 2005 and beyond, desktop graphics shipments were many times greater than current figures, and Q3 2022 statistics showed the worst result in 20 years. For example, in 2008, desktop graphics cards saw record demand, with shipments of 28. 5 million units.

Despite the slowdown in demand for discrete desktop graphics cards, Nvidia not only managed to maintain its lead, but actually strengthened its position with an 86% market share, the highest in the company’s history, according to a study by Jon Peddie Research. At the same time, AMD’s share dropped to about 10%.

Previously, Gazeta.Ru told that for the first time since 2000, Apple did not release a single computer in the fourth quarter.

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