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Face Time With the PowerColor Go! Green HD5750

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Darksaber

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    Many of you have probably read the press release of the Radeon HD 5750 from Powercolor without the usually required PCI-E power connector. The card runs at the exact same specs as a reference card of the same model, but lacks both the additional power requirements and active cooling. Powercolor has placed a dual slot, passive cooling solution with copper heatpipes and aluminum heatsinks unto the graphic card. The DVI connectors are of black color and Powercolor has also kept the additional DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity we have seen on reference models of the graphic card. Here are some close-up pictures of the card:

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    Excellent! I have been waiting for this for a long time, now its out!
     
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    I'd definitely like to have one..
     
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    Awesome! I might just get one of these. It's probably going to cost quite a bit more than the regular 5750 though.
     
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    nice wooooooooow :D)
     
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    you think this would work with a 350w psu? i could try fitting this in my friends HP
     
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    Probably. I was running the normal 5750 version with an i7 860 and it was drawing 260-270W loaded with a 400W corsair PSU. Just have to make sure that the amps are in the 12V rail and not the 5V rail.
     
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    Easily as pci-e only supplies a max of ~70watts. HP make decent psu's so as long as he doesn't have dozens of HDD's & fans etc. he will be fine.
     
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    wow im loving the fact that it's passive, would do very nicely in a silent HTPC for some reasonable gaming ability (plus all that audio/video decoding goodness).
     
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    Any news on the 5670?
     
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    Noticed in one of the pics that this card will be able to crossfire up to 4(eagle eye view of he bottom). WHY!? If so good luck getting a ribbon cable around that heatsink:wtf:
     
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    I have decided that fanless GPU is the new work build. I have had too many fans die form dust and dirt ingestion, these could last forever.
     
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    pity they had a design fail, and didnt leave a path for the crossfire bridge if you used two of these...
     
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    Nice design, good looking, small, no pci-e power needed, this would be a good budget gamer card of HTPC, I just wish it was being made by a more reputable manufacturer.

    Try cleaning you computer . . . . most computers need cleaned every 3-4 months.

    Most people wouldn't use one of these in a crossfire array, more over 2 5770's, if your spending that kind of money a 5850, or 5870 is a far better option.
     
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    Many mobos (i had a few) include flexible and ALmOST TWICE as long xfire cable so that way it wont be a big deal...
     
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    All 60 of them?


    Better just to prevent the problem, less IT costs on cleaning. A hour per machine every 3 months would pay for this card to replace the crappy fan cooled version.
     
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    Since i made half my system passive cooled (cut down on fans, and fan speed as well) i've not had to dust it nearly as much.

    Once every 6 months instead of once every month. That'd be a massive difference to a business.
     
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    So it's green when you stack 1-2cm metal rag on top of unrecyclable plate & to make it really green it has no fan..

    cool. That's like saying lets all drive an old ass car with good windshield.
     
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    Whaaaat?

    its green because it uses less power. The passive heatsink is just a benefit of a low power design.
     
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    "Green" now means low power in the industry rather than environmentally friendly.
     
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    If it's taking you an hour per machine something is wrong. Two words air compressor, I have yet to find a machine at work, at home or from a friend ecy. that 150 PSI doesn't make short work of, a good cleaning take 3 mins max, it tea bags the dust right out of my HAF 932, and that thing is worse than any rack system I have ever seen.
     
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    backing up the data, disconnecting the machine, carting it out to the compressor (who says he isnt in a 50 story building?) cleaning it, putting it back where it belongs, and testing that it all still works perfectly takes time.

    This isnt a home machine where faults/mistakes/screwups are tolerated - its a business machine that any downtime = your ass kicked.
     
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    Consuming less power IS what is considered to be 'environmentally friendly'.
     
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    I agree. So why not save the money and don't put any x-fire connecters on in the first place?
     
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    That was exactly what I was going to say.
    Not everyone works with PCs only at home... I've got my ass kicked few times in my life and I know that there's no such thing as toleratable downtime.
     

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