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PowerColor Officially Intros HD 6850 SCS2 Graphics Card

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TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today introduces a passive cooling solution into the HD6800 family: the PowerColor SCS3 HD6850. While running passively, the PowerColor SCS3 HD6850 maintains the high performed specifications with core engine of 775MHz, 1000 MHz memory speed; with up to 1.48 teraFLOPs of computing power, easily accelerates the gaming rig and delivers extreme gaming performance.

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Memory chips are not cooled on this model. :(
 
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too late, I wait fot this 6 months, and 2 week ago I buy gigabyte 6850 OC
 
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wow, fanless design
i wonder how it works on mid or high end card
 
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A friend of mine got a passively cooled 4870 back when they were all the rage. The next day he was returning it to the shop, because it was melting the paint off his case.

In all honesty, the 4870 was probably much more power-hungry, but passive solutions on high end stuff is just not achievable these days. I mean sure, if you live in Norway and you frequently watch the northern lights, then it's probably ok, but in the torrid cities that some of us inhabit, it's simply an extra fire hazard.

... ensures every key components to stay cool in a quite setting.
You or Powercolor's marketing dep misspelled "quiet". :)
 
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what for you need memory chips cooling? they`re not so hot:)
Yes, but on previous passive models, Powercolor supplied the card with vRAM heatsinks.
 
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whoever buys this and fails to slap a fan on it should be shot.

htpc usage is an exception.
 
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A friend of mine got a passively cooled 4870 back when they were all the rage. The next day he was returning it to the shop, because it was melting the paint off his case.
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Sounds like your friend didn't have enough airflow.

Other wise the heat from it would not be able to build up in one spot like that.
 
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This would be awesome in my high airflow case. I wish I could buy just the cooler off of this thing.
 

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HD6870 stock Heat sink fan already load @ 80+ degree.. i doubt this heat sink able to handle to heat.. when full load
 
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HD6870 stock Heat sink fan already load @ 80+ degree.. i doubt this heat sink able to handle to heat.. when full load

6850s run much much cooler.
 

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This is perfect for a lil media center.
 
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I wonder how much this will cost. I need another 6850.
 
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Passive is awesome, as it means the cooling is overbuilt when you spend $5 extra and throw a fan on it.

Not sure how this thing will compare to it, but I ran a t-rad 2 on a 3870 a while back and with just the side panel fan going ( even at lowest setting) it still out performed the stock cooler and it matched a AC twin turbo XD ( on auto)


If the design is right passive is so win :laugh: