Late last month I listed three 1080p gaming graphics cards that could be used in a low-profile PC or hackintosh. I dared readers with only a single available PCI slot in their PCs to remove the coolers on either the MSI Geforce GTX 750 Ti or MSI Radeon RX 460 4GTMSI Radeon RX 460 4GT, and attempt to cool their card without taking up the room needed for a second slot. Although I was able to do this with my MSI Radeon RX 460 4GT, the results were unstable. The card would eventually thermal throttle after several minutes of gaming.
Luckily for us NVIDIA and MSI have come up with a single-slot solution in the form of the GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC. The GT 1030 brings basic 1080p gaming to even the smallest home theater PCs. And at only a 30 watts of power, this card is cool enough to make it into even the most underpowered business PCs.
Did I mention it's hackintosh compatible?