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Club 3D Launches Passive X1950PRO 256MB

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    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.

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    Source: Club 3D
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    That thing is ugly. It reminds me of a toast rack. Im sure it wil cool well though.
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    If u want passive cooling, get the HR-03.
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    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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    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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    you could always combine it with fans and have some seriously good cooling.
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    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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    Dont' we have enough 1950Pros already...
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    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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    You might be able to feed it through between the fins.:p
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    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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    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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    lol... conroe runs hotter than AMD...
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    Yeh well, I am talking about E4300 for example. Other probably need a 5V fan.
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