Monday, July 20th 2009

PowerColor Expands Go! Green Lineup with New Silent Models

PowerColor expanded its energy efficient lineup of entry-thru-mainstream graphics cards which it calls Go! Green, with two passively-cooled graphics cards based on ATI Radeon HD 4670 and Radeon HD 4350. The PowerColor Go! Green SCS3 HD 4670 uses a large passive cooler which uses heat-pipes to convey heat to a aluminum fin array. This extends the card's footprint to around two expansion slots. The card maintains ATI reference core clock speeds of 750 MHz, and makes use of 1 GB of memory across a 128-bit GDDR3 memory interface, clocked at 1600 MHz. Output connectivity includes DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. Like every other HD 4670 accelerator, it relies entirely on the PCI-Express slot for its power. Hardware CrossFireX connectivity isn't provided.

PowerColor's second offering, the HD 4350 Go! Green HDMI, unlike most other Radeon HD 4350 graphics cards, is a full-height card, with a monolithic aluminum heatsink that cools the GPU and some of the memory chips. The heatsink, although fit for most half-height cards, spans across two expansion slots. Its USP is the onboard HDMI connector, which neighbours DVI and D-Sub ports. Its core is clocked at 600 MHz, with its 64-bit DDR2 memory at 800 MHz. There are three sub-variants based on memory amount: 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB. PowerColor maintains that these graphics cards offer up to 38 percent energy savings compared to standard versions. Other models in this series are the Go! Green HD 4650 SCS, and Go! Green HD 4350 (non-HDMI).

Source: PCGH
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8 Comments on PowerColor Expands Go! Green Lineup with New Silent Models

#1
Mussels
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not bad at all for full height HTPCs, or a light gaming system.

I wonder if they had to hurt performance to save the power, lower clocks etc.
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#2
entropy13
The 4670's seem to be the reference clocks, and it's passive cooler/heatsinks look better than the one on the 4350.
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#3
tkpenalty
Flipped and recoloured TPU logo much?....

They've probably cut down the number of phases that the PCBs have, or switched to electrolytics.
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btarunr
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by: tkpenalty
Flipped and recoloured TPU logo much?....
And it's green (looks like a tree).
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
Sue them.... sueeeee theeeeeem
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#6
caleb
wannabeeeeeeees
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#7
OnBoard
by: tkpenalty
Flipped and recoloured TPU logo much?....

They've probably cut down the number of phases that the PCBs have, or switched to electrolytics.
by: btarunr
And it's green (looks like a tree).
TPU is power up, PowerColor is power down :)

I think it's quite genius logo, there are TPU logos everywhere, it being the universal power button logo.
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#8
joshiers8605
by: btarunr
And it's green (looks like a tree).
i'm going to plant it in a bed of miracle grow, just to see what happens :cool:
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