Tuesday, January 12th 2010

Face Time With the PowerColor Go! Green HD5750

Many of you have probably read the press release of the Radeon HD 5750 from Powercolor without the usually required PCI-E power connector. The card runs at the exact same specs as a reference card of the same model, but lacks both the additional power requirements and active cooling. Powercolor has placed a dual slot, passive cooling solution with copper heatpipes and aluminum heatsinks unto the graphic card. The DVI connectors are of black color and Powercolor has also kept the additional DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity we have seen on reference models of the graphic card. Here are some close-up pictures of the card:
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27 Comments on Face Time With the PowerColor Go! Green HD5750

#1
Fourstaff
Excellent! I have been waiting for this for a long time, now its out!
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#2
Izliecies
I'd definitely like to have one..
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#3
SirMango
Awesome! I might just get one of these. It's probably going to cost quite a bit more than the regular 5750 though.
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#5
IINexusII
you think this would work with a 350w psu? i could try fitting this in my friends HP
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#6
DaJMasta
by: IINexusII
you think this would work with a 350w psu? i could try fitting this in my friends HP
Probably. I was running the normal 5750 version with an i7 860 and it was drawing 260-270W loaded with a 400W corsair PSU. Just have to make sure that the amps are in the 12V rail and not the 5V rail.
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#7
DrunkenMafia
by: IINexusII
you think this would work with a 350w psu? i could try fitting this in my friends HP
Easily as pci-e only supplies a max of ~70watts. HP make decent psu's so as long as he doesn't have dozens of HDD's & fans etc. he will be fine.
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#8
human_error
wow im loving the fact that it's passive, would do very nicely in a silent HTPC for some reasonable gaming ability (plus all that audio/video decoding goodness).
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#10
kenkickr
Noticed in one of the pics that this card will be able to crossfire up to 4(eagle eye view of he bottom). WHY!? If so good luck getting a ribbon cable around that heatsink:wtf:
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#11
Steevo
I have decided that fanless GPU is the new work build. I have had too many fans die form dust and dirt ingestion, these could last forever.
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#12
Mussels
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pity they had a design fail, and didnt leave a path for the crossfire bridge if you used two of these...
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#13
[H]@RD5TUFF
Nice design, good looking, small, no pci-e power needed, this would be a good budget gamer card of HTPC, I just wish it was being made by a more reputable manufacturer.

by: Steevo
I have decided that fanless GPU is the new work build. I have had too many fans die form dust and dirt ingestion, these could last forever.
Try cleaning you computer . . . . most computers need cleaned every 3-4 months.

by: Mussels
pity they had a design fail, and didnt leave a path for the crossfire bridge if you used two of these...
Most people wouldn't use one of these in a crossfire array, more over 2 5770's, if your spending that kind of money a 5850, or 5870 is a far better option.
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#14
theorw
by: Mussels
pity they had a design fail, and didnt leave a path for the crossfire bridge if you used two of these...
Many mobos (i had a few) include flexible and ALmOST TWICE as long xfire cable so that way it wont be a big deal...
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Steevo
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Nice design, good looking, small, no pci-e power needed, this would be a good budget gamer card of HTPC, I just wish it was being made by a more reputable manufacturer.



Try cleaning you computer . . . . most computers need cleaned every 3-4 months.



Most people wouldn't use one of these in a crossfire array, more over 2 5770's, if your spending that kind of money a 5850, or 5870 is a far better option.
All 60 of them?


Better just to prevent the problem, less IT costs on cleaning. A hour per machine every 3 months would pay for this card to replace the crappy fan cooled version.
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#16
Mussels
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by: Steevo
All 60 of them?


Better just to prevent the problem, less IT costs on cleaning. A hour per machine every 3 months would pay for this card to replace the crappy fan cooled version.
Since i made half my system passive cooled (cut down on fans, and fan speed as well) i've not had to dust it nearly as much.

Once every 6 months instead of once every month. That'd be a massive difference to a business.
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#17
newfellow
So it's green when you stack 1-2cm metal rag on top of unrecyclable plate & to make it really green it has no fan..

cool. That's like saying lets all drive an old ass car with good windshield.
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Mussels
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by: newfellow
So it's green when you stack 1-2cm metal rag on top of unrecyclable plate & to make it really green it has no fan..

cool. That's like saying lets all drive an old ass car with good windshield.
Whaaaat?

its green because it uses less power. The passive heatsink is just a benefit of a low power design.
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#19
Fourstaff
"Green" now means low power in the industry rather than environmentally friendly.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Steevo
All 60 of them?


Better just to prevent the problem, less IT costs on cleaning. A hour per machine every 3 months would pay for this card to replace the crappy fan cooled version.
If it's taking you an hour per machine something is wrong. Two words air compressor, I have yet to find a machine at work, at home or from a friend ecy. that 150 PSI doesn't make short work of, a good cleaning take 3 mins max, it tea bags the dust right out of my HAF 932, and that thing is worse than any rack system I have ever seen.
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#21
Mussels
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by: [H]@RD5TUFF
If it's taking you an hour per machine something is wrong. Two words air compressor, I have yet to find a machine at work, at home or from a friend ecy. that 150 PSI doesn't make short work of, a good cleaning take 3 mins max, it tea bags the dust in my HAF 932.
backing up the data, disconnecting the machine, carting it out to the compressor (who says he isnt in a 50 story building?) cleaning it, putting it back where it belongs, and testing that it all still works perfectly takes time.

This isnt a home machine where faults/mistakes/screwups are tolerated - its a business machine that any downtime = your ass kicked.
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#22
Weer
by: Fourstaff
"Green" now means low power in the industry rather than environmentally friendly.
Consuming less power IS what is considered to be 'environmentally friendly'.
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#23
HossHuge
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Most people wouldn't use one of these in a crossfire array, more over 2 5770's, if your spending that kind of money a 5850, or 5870 is a far better option.
I agree. So why not save the money and don't put any x-fire connecters on in the first place?
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#24
musek
by: Mussels
backing up the data, disconnecting the machine, carting it out to the compressor (who says he isnt in a 50 story building?) cleaning it, putting it back where it belongs, and testing that it all still works perfectly takes time.

This isnt a home machine where faults/mistakes/screwups are tolerated - its a business machine that any downtime = your ass kicked.
That was exactly what I was going to say.
Not everyone works with PCs only at home... I've got my ass kicked few times in my life and I know that there's no such thing as toleratable downtime.
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#25
Delta6326
Can't wait to see some game temps i love to keep my graphics below 60c but now that i change case's from the Tempest to the NZXT M59 my graphic get very close to 60c i used to max at 50c and i cant believe it that my top card stays cooler then my bottom card by like 5c and there same card dual slot
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