Monday, December 18th 2006

PowerColor to Release Passive X1950 Series Video Cards


PowerColor is going to release X1950 PRO and XT cards with passive cooling solutions from Arctic Cooling. Both cards will be priced about USD$10 above the existing ones. This new passive cooler sports 4 heat-pipes and there are some special heat sinks to cool down the hot voltage regulators. The new passive cooler runs even cooler than the stock cooling on the X1950 PRO; 63C compared to 67C. The passive cooled PowerColor X1950 series video cards will be available in Q1 2007.Source: VR-Zone
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9 Comments on PowerColor to Release Passive X1950 Series Video Cards

#1
Jimmy 2004
Very nice if you're main aim is a silent PC, but obviously not good for us overclockers. That is quite impressive, but obviously a heatsink with performance like that coupled with a decent fan should be better in theoy. I bet that thing weighs a ton from looking at its size.
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#2
p-jack
hmm, the cooler looks huge indeed, but its construction seems very lightweight... it also looks like it would have enough area to carry a 120mm fan (for "us ocĀ“ers" ;) ).
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#3
RickyG512
its 4C cooler than the stock SINGLE slot cooler that comes on the X1950pro, but how much cooler than the stock dual slot cooler
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#4
Tory
That is sweet!!! Now we can either run it dead silent, or simply buy a fan for it and overclock it.
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#5
EastCoasthandle
Great, this calls for a 120mm fan and 2 rubber bands :cool:
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#6
bruins004
I am guessing no crossfire with this card.
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#7
ktr
by: bruins004
I am guessing no crossfire with this card.
you will need one long flexible bridge...

i wonder if you can mount two 120mm to that...:toast:
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That 4 C doesnt warrant a $10 dollar bump up the price chain. I know AC makes good cooling stuff, but I just dont think it warrants the upgrade. Ultimately, these would be nice for a HTPC but not for normal gamers (small ocers :)

PS I realize that with AC offering the cooling, they had to charge the premium.


--The Eagle
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#9
Jimmy 2004
by: WarEagleAU
That 4 C doesnt warrant a $10 dollar bump up the price chain. I know AC makes good cooling stuff, but I just dont think it warrants the upgrade. Ultimately, these would be nice for a HTPC but not for normal gamers (small ocers :)

PS I realize that with AC offering the cooling, they had to charge the premium.


--The Eagle
Yes, but a silent PC might warrant $10.
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