Thursday, February 22nd 2007

Club 3D Launches Passive X1950PRO 256MB

Club 3D, board partner for both ATI and NVIDIA, has launched a passively cooled Radeon X1950 Pro card with 256MB of onboard memory. The GPU core clock is set at 600 MHz, the memory ticks away at 1400 MHz. The card sports 2 DVI outputs.

As far as I am aware, the card uses Arctic Cooling's new heatsink, which has not been released to end consumers yet, so this is the only way to get your hands on one of them.

Source: Club 3D
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25 Comments on Club 3D Launches Passive X1950PRO 256MB

#1
new_rez
That thing is ugly. It reminds me of a toast rack. Im sure it wil cool well though.
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#2
C.Ash
If u want passive cooling, get the HR-03.
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#3
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
What.... is that monstrosity?
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#4
Completely Bonkers
I remember having (and returning) a passive cooled Sapphire 9800. It got hot. Way too hot. I changed it for active cooling.

I'm not convinced about this idea either. The 1950Pro is a powerful GPU and emits a lot of heat. It's relying too much on case airflow to cool. If case temps are high... or case flow is not 100%, this thing is going to get too hot.

We've heard enough people having heat problems with X1950 with ACTIVE COOLING. To think that they are making a passive X1950 is completely bonkers.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That thing is bigger than the card and ugly as shit. I dont care, I dont mind fan noise that much and active is waaaaay better than passive any day.
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#6
InfDamarvel
you could always combine it with fans and have some seriously good cooling.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Completely Bonkers
If you like boxes... whatever. I prefer girls :p
I like girls with boxes. Like this time that babe of a postal worker came and delivered my new conroe.... *drool*
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
the fins look to far apart for the thing to work well though with a pair of 120mm fans it would be one hell of a cooler ;)
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#10
Fleekar
Dont' we have enough 1950Pros already...
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#11
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
How do you run the crossfire cable?
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: DaMulta
How do you run the crossfire cable?
it likes you just dont :roll:
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#13
ryboto
it's the arctic cooling S1. I knew we'd see this soon, it'd be funny if this hits the market before the S1's are available individually.
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#14
Zubasa
by: DaMulta
How do you run the crossfire cable?
You might be able to feed it through between the fins.:p
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#15
ryboto
by: Zubasa
You might be able to feed it through between the fins.:p
I don't think I'd feel comfortable running two of these passively, and I wouldn't want to have to rig a fan to cool them. One of the cards is going to get barely any airflow, then again, no one knows how well the S1 cools.
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#16
tkpenalty
by: Completely Bonkers
I remember having (and returning) a passive cooled Sapphire 9800. It got hot. Way too hot. I changed it for active cooling.

I'm not convinced about this idea either. The 1950Pro is a powerful GPU and emits a lot of heat. It's relying too much on case airflow to cool. If case temps are high... or case flow is not 100%, this thing is going to get too hot.

We've heard enough people having heat problems with X1950 with ACTIVE COOLING. To think that they are making a passive X1950 is completely bonkers.
DUDE.... That was the past, they didnt have Heatpipes properly used back then.
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#17
kakazza
Here's a silent GPU roundup from Anandtech:
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2825

I think they tested it without case and thus without system fans. But it gives you a good idea I guess.

I hate the fact that GPUs are way more difficult to passivly cool than CPUs. I can run a stock Conroe with a Ninja and system fans passivly anyday ;)
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#18
tkpenalty
by: kakazza
Here's a silent GPU roundup from Anandtech:
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2825

I think they tested it without case and thus without system fans. But it gives you a good idea I guess.

I hate the fact that GPUs are way more difficult to passivly cool than CPUs. I can run a stock Conroe with a Ninja and system fans passivly anyday ;)
lol... conroe runs hotter than AMD...
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#20
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: Mussels
I like girls with boxes.
I don't know what type of girl your used to.. but all the girls I've been out with have had "boxes" as standard :p :D
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#21
Wile E
Power User
by: Ketxxx
I don't know what type of girl your used to.. but all the girls I've been out with have had "boxes" as standard :p :D
Not if you drunkenly wander into the wrong pub. L-O-L-A, lola. hahaha
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#22
kakazza
by: tkpenalty
lol... conroe runs hotter than AMD...
Yeh well, I am talking about E4300 for example. Other probably need a 5V fan.
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#23
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: Wile E
Not if you drunkenly wander into the wrong pub. L-O-L-A, lola. hahaha
That... makes no sence whatsoever :p
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#24
Wile E
Power User
by: Ketxxx
That... makes no sence whatsoever :p
You never heard the song "Lola" by The Kinks?
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#25
Zubasa
by: Wile E
You never heard the song "Lola" by The Kinks?
Never:laugh:
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