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PowerColor to Release Passive X1950 Series Video Cards

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  1. malware New Member

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    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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    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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    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 oc´ers" ;) ).
     
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    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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    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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    Great, this calls for a 120mm fan and 2 rubber bands :cool:
     
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    I am guessing no crossfire with this card.
     
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    you will need one long flexible bridge...

    i wonder if you can mount two 120mm to that...:toast:
     
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    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.


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    Yes, but a silent PC might warrant $10.
     

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