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Is Half-Length PCIe and Mini Card PCIe the Same Thing?

Product Name: HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f269
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I was wondering if half-length PCIe and mini card PCIe are the same thing because I was planning on plugging in an external GPU. 

 

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Re: Is Half-Length PCIe and Mini Card PCIe the Same Thing?

You did not ask but if you did I would try to talk you out of the eGPU. But to directly answer your question as far as the eGPU is concerned there would be no difference. Mini-pcie is the description of the slot. Full length and half-height cards will plug in the same slot (same width, same plugs) but on some laptops and other applications the space where the card goes is shorter (half-height). I think the eGPU plugins are half-height and you can plug that into a space where either a half-height or full length mini-pcie card was located. 

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