Thursday, March 1st 2007

PowerColor Introduces X1950 PRO Silence Edition - World’s fastest silent graphic card

Taipei, Taiwan – March 1, 2007 - TUL Corporation, a leading provider of graphic cards, today announced the PowerColor X1950 SCS3; the best performing noiseless graphic card in the world. While running passively, this model maintains the original specifications with core engine of 575MHz core, 1380MHz effective memory speed, 256MB GDDR3 and 36 pixel processors; it also comes equipped with VIVO, HDCP and Windows Vista ready.

PowerColor has partnered with Arctic Cooling to provide the noiseless cooling solution. This specially designed silent cooler features 4 heat pipes, special voltage regulator heat sink, memory cooling and taller fins. As a result the noise level (measure in loudness – sone) reaches 0 sone, verses the original stock cooler’s 2.5 sone. Temperature level also dips under the stock cooler’s 67C, at a cool 63C.

PowerColor X1950 PRO supports dual-link DVI with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). HDCP, a digital right content protection technology for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment, allows users to future-proof their hardware that provides compatibility with the likes of Blu-ray and HD-DVD applications at 1080p for HDTV resolution.

“Once again, we are looking for ways to meet the demands of the toughest critics. With the PowerColor X1950 PRO SCS3, we’re satisfying the needs of graphics card with excellent performance, great price and being silent.” says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation.

“An excellent Quad-heatpipe passive cooling solution from a cooler expert on a high performance graphic card of PowerColor is the perfect bundle for every power user and silent enthusiast,” says VC Tran, GM of ARCTIC COOLING.

Key Features:
- World’s fastest silent graphic card
- Passive cooler designed by Arctic Cooling
- Video-in/Video-out (VIVO)
- Support for DirectX 9c, Open GL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0
- High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) ready
- H.264 playback with ATI’s Avivo™ Video- & Display Engine
- Windows Vista readySource: TUL Corp. and
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7 Comments on PowerColor Introduces X1950 PRO Silence Edition - World’s fastest silent graphic card

Looks nice, shame I'll have to run with no hard drives to install this lol
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Bird of Prey
YEah, its nice. Id like to see some reviews of it.
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a step in the right direction none the less. I wish more cards would be released with passive cooling in mind or at least low noise cooling solutions. Texas heat doesn't make it easy for me to get high end components passively cooled, but with a nice heatsink that size, a couple low rpm 120mm fans in the case should easily provide enough airflow to keep the card cool.

I am actually quite interested in the new thermalright HR-03 plus vs the new arctic cooling passive cooler you see on this card, wonder how well it will hold up on an 8800GTS/GTX, because I dont think my reserator 1+ would really be able to handle the heat output of the G80 even if I could find a block that'll fit :p
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so, I wonder which will be cheaper, the club3d version, or this.
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That looks ugly...
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Wile E
Power User
I'm planning on a big PC upgrade this spring, right after all the new hardware releases, and the prices settle. I'll be turning this cpu/ram/mobo into a HTPC. This card looks to be perfect for that. All the VIVO features, plus I'll still be able to game when I want to. I'm liking this.
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Heedless Psychic
Ugh. Another monstrosity just like the Club3D version.
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