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Which type of Graphic card fan

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by nukemelamers, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. nukemelamers New Member

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    Hi guys, i'm new in this forum
    i'm planning to get one HD5770,
    since there are a lot of different vendor and different heatsink design
    i m wondering which type of fan on graphic card is better

    This one: (cage type fan)
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    or

    This One: (axial)
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    are those different type of fan and heatsink matter (they both dual slot)?
    my current one is cage fan but single slot,
     
  2. KainXS

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    either is good but the stock is a little loud but the memory on most of them is either cooled on one side and not the otherside or not cooled at all, so it might limit overclocking a little bit
     
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    I prefer the kind that exhaust the heat outside the case (the one you describe as a cage fan) like the first one does. If you have good airflow in your case already its less of an impact, but if not a GPU can quickly heat up your case temps.
     
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    Both of those cards are dual slots. Also, Sapphire generally touts their Vapor X series as being their flagship cards as far as overclocking and cooling, so I would assume that the axial cooler performs better. I had a cage type fan on my 4780 and it sucked big time, loud and ineffective. The 5xxx runs much quieter and cooler.
     
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    vapor x is better.it cools the gfx better
     
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    Vapor-X is better, but the stock is pretty good in itself.
     
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    if money is an issue, i say get the cheapest, these 5770 dont get hot at all so it really dosent mather. But if money is not an isssue, than get a 5850, its waaay better.
     
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    I'll tell you from experience that the Sapphire vapor-x versions run cooler than the reference modles. I've got a 4870 with the original vapor-x/toxic cooler and depending on ambient temp idles at 30 ~ 35c at 800 rpm (20%) and load temps of 75c at 3000 rpm (75%). At 100%, 4000 rpm idle temps are 23 ~ 26c depending on ambient. with load temps never going above 70c.

    Compare that to the 70c idle and 100c+ load temps that people have complained about for the reference cooler.
     
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    thanks guys for the comment

    i was just a bit concern in axial type of fan because it blows the heat back to the case although it has bigger fan compared to squirrel cage fan type

    @chuck216
    4000rpm? wow, thats alot

    i was also thinking to get 5850, but price difference in here is huge and also need better psu in my case
    so i might see how fermi goes,
     
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    It's radial ;)
     
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    The Sapphire 5770 was on sale at newegg. I bought the Sapphire 5750 for $134 and then two day later saw the Sapphire 5770 for $154 with a $10 mail in rebate. Anyway I have no complaints with the 5750 at all. Runs cool and very fast on DX9
     
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    i dunno what it called, just look like a squirrel cage :toast:
     
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    Isn't that a Centrifugal Fan?
     
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    Actually the one on my card is a standard fan 90mm dead center of the card. The main reason for my temps is my case. The Antec 900 has mad airfow two 85 cfm front intakes, plus another 85 cfm side intake blowing directly on the video card. and a 85 cfm rear exhaust, all antec tri-cools. And of course that massive 200mm 150 cfm top exhaust fan.
     
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    Same thing.
     

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