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Colorful Unveils Fanless GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card

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Now see this: a fanless, passive-cooled GeForce GTX 680! Chinese graphics card designer Colorful unveiled the world's first passive-cooled GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, the iGame GTX 680 passive. The card uses a pair of detachable, dense aluminum fin heatsinks, which draw heat from the 3.5 billion transistor GPU using seven heat pipes, and dissipate it using two aluminum fin stacks on either sides of the PCB. The two stacks are joined by six 8 mm-thick heat pipes.

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I think they'd be better off doing this for the 670, both price-wise and temps-wise. I imagine this would carry a pretty hefty premium which would only make it that much less accessible on a 680.

I love it either way though. They just need to make sure that "top" heatsink doesn't get obstructed by motherboard/CPU heatsinks...I could see this having trouble with a Biostar TZ77XE4, for example.

Edit: Actually I could see that being blocked by the motherboard I/O on all motherboards. I think I'd rather they made it two slots down, instead.
 
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Wow.. That thing must be heavy :D
 
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"surface area of 200 square meters" Realy? Thats place like my flat! :) Correct number is 2 m2 (20 000 cm2).
 
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Colorful never stop surprising me with their weirdness
 
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no sli

i find it bad that you actually can't use sli because if you buy the same card you can not fit them both on your pc and there is no point buying it if you want to do sli with another card because the other card will make noise.
 
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i find it bad that you actually can't use sli because if you buy the same card you can not fit them both on your pc and there is no point buying it if you want to do sli with another card because the other card will make noise.
Sorry, but I don't really get your point. A system with two GTX680s with a strong CPU what can properly feed them would need a "noisy" PSU anyway, so why worry about that?
 
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They would need way smaller cooler if they'd just leave the damn cooler fins open (and not covering them with stupid sheets of metal just to write the card model on it). When will they learn...
 

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It definitely looks heavy but they should make it as light as possible with fins similar to air-con fins or car radiator fins. Although that would mean it is as sharp as razor.

lighter = better since there will be less heat energy accumulated on heatsink.
 
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It... it... looks beautiful...
 

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i find it bad that you actually can't use sli because if you buy the same card you can not fit them both on your pc and there is no point buying it if you want to do sli with another card because the other card will make noise.
There are Motherboards + Cases that it would fit in. Tho SLIing a passive cooled 680 would be asinine.
 
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"a surface area of 200 square meters across 280 aluminum fins" :eek:

that's no graphics card! it's a "Occupy Your Motherboard" movement! :D
 

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I like the look of it, but if I was seriously considering this card I'd have to have a workbench style set up as I'd be very worried of the weight.
 
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That's a negative.

According to TPU, GTX680 SLI consume around 440W maximum. And that's only the cards, it doesn't include CPU, motherboard, HDD, etc.

A 500W PSU for that? Madness.
Sorry. I was talking about single card
 

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The GPU itself my be passively cooled, but it will overheat without any airflow whatsoever. You will still need a fan somewhere on the case to move away stagnant and already heated air. When I think high-end, I don't think passive cooling. :wtf:
 
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"surface area of 200 square meters" Realy? Thats place like my flat! :) Correct number is 2 m2 (20 000 cm2).
200 square meters surface area in the size of those coolers would almost be as impressive as the surface area of the alveolus in your lung.
 
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i find it bad that you actually can't use sli because if you buy the same card you can not fit them both on your pc and there is no point buying it if you want to do sli with another card because the other card will make noise.
lol , No SLI, No Physx , NO X-Fi card, No PCI SSD, No Raid Controler ... No room.

I get mad at asus for making 3x slot-ed cards .. who the hell wants this.

I really dont see what the big deal is with quite fans .... I have 2x 6970 MSI Lightnings @ 1000mhz Ea .. both with fan speeds at min of 60% (goes up to 75%) ... i dont here them with my headphones on.
 
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Sorry. I was talking about single card
But Ikaruga was talking about SLI :p

lol , No SLI, No Physx , NO X-Fi card, No PCI SSD, No Raid Controler ... No room.

I get mad at asus for making 3x slot-ed cards .. who the hell wants this.

I really dont see what the big deal is with quite fans .... I have 2x 6970 MSI Lightnings @ 1000mhz Ea .. both with fan speeds at min of 60% (goes up to 75%) ... i dont here them with my headphones on.
People who value silence? People who don't care for SLI? What, you think the majority cares for or uses SLI?

What's the problem with "quiet" fans? They're not quiet, that's what. Bullshit marketing claims. Plus, I already noticed most enthusiasts are deaf as a bat considering they claim everything is quiet or silent.
 
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for the love of GOD Colorful.....

PLEASE BRING YOUR PRODUCTS TO THE STATES!!!!!!!!
 
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yeah you can do 4 way sli too !


what means ODB ? Old dirty bastard ? :laugh: