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MSI Puts Forward Zilent Series GeForce 9800 GT and GeForce 9500 GT Accelerators

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    MSI rolled out two non-reference graphics accelerators based on the GeForce 9800 GT and 9500 GT under the Zilent banner. MSI uses Zilent to brand its products such as graphics cards and motherboards where the acoustic envelope is significantly reduced without affecting the thermal envelope. The first card, N9800GT-Zilent is based on the newer G92b 55nm silicon fabricated core. It uses a cooler designed by Zalman which claims to have a smaller acoustic footprint than the stock NVIDIA cooler. The cooler is a double-slot solution and consists of four copper heat-pipes emerging out of the die contact area into a grill of aluminum fins. Central to this grill is what looks like a 60mm fan. MSI decided to step up the memory, this card comes with 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 950 MHz (1900 MHz DDR). The core is overclocked to 660 MHz. As with other GeForce 9800 GT cards, it supports NVIDIA HybridPower technology.

    The second release is the N95000GT-MD512Z/D2. This card is completely silent, it has no moving parts. It consists of a core contact from which two aluminum heat-pipes convey heat away to aluminum fins behind the card that dissipate it. It comes with a HDMI port, and the usual DVI and D-Sub connectors. It comes with 512 MB of DDR2 memory clocked at 1000 MHz. The core is clocked at 550 MHz.

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    i can feel the excitement in this thread... the rapid fire posts, the many pages of helpful comments...

    Aaanyway, it seems like a bleh idea. the faster card should have had the HDMI as well, and adding a really tall heatsink onto a media card just seems daft - its the card most likely to end up in a small case.
     
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    Thats Zalmans whatchacallit cooler. I Wonder what the temps are like on that.
     
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    The temps will be good, what is not good is the blockage of the Sli Bridge connections.
     
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    damn i knew i missed something sarcastic in my first post!

    they should have bent/removed the fins there so that it would work, as it stands only a long cable type SLI bridge will work.
     
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    I just went threw GTXs and 5 different coolers, what a Pain in the ass.
    (I realize SLI and Tri SLI is not for everyone but would it have killed the cooler makers to move the damn tube 1/2"?)
    Here was my solution with Battle Axes
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    wait, what? did you melt holes or something to get the bridges on?
     
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    looks like huh, lol

    I actually cut the tubes and soldered them closed (raised the temps 3C) I abandoned the idea because the coolers were less than 1/8" from the lower card (way too close)
    Actually only the 2 center tubes make contact with the GPU.
     

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