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MSI Rolls Out a Passive Cooled GeForce GT 1030 Graphics Card

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MSI rolled out a full-height, passive-cooled GeForce GT 1030 graphics card. The MSI GT 1030 2GH OC features a large, 2 slots-thick monoblock aluminium heatsink cooling the GPU and memory. Armed with 2 GB of memory, it features factory-overclocked speeds of 1265 MHz core, 1518 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. With a typical board power of 30W, the card relies on the PCI-Express bus for all its power. Based on the GP108 silicon, the GeForce GT 1030 features 384 CUDA cores, 24 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and 64-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory.



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That's one disappointing display output setup
Agree, even that they are the connectors I use. DP would be a requirement for a great HTPC card like this. But at least it's passive which is a great thing :toast:
 

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Nice card with its cooling. I wonder how much.
 
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I've always enjoyed the idea of a passive GPU but the extra heat pumped into the chassis has made it pretty unrealistic, the TDP on these chips seems like a different ball-game though so I'd be interested to see how this performs in a small case.

My past experiences with juicier cards required so much extra airflow you would be better off just using a card with a fan.
 

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I've always enjoyed the idea of a passive GPU but the extra heat pumped into the chassis has made it pretty unrealistic, the TDP on these chips seems like a different ball-game though so I'd be interested to see how this performs in a small case.

My past experiences with juicier cards required so much extra airflow you would be better off just using a card with a fan.
Yeah, it definitely helps to have cooling addressed whether on the card or from the case. Positive, static pressure is especially good for smaller, cramped cases.
 
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