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    News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    GIGABYTE's Taiwan product page reveals a passive Radeon HD 4850 with its proprietary Multi-Core Cooling technology.
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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    That does look very neat.

    I like the industrial look of this.

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    The fins sticking out the back might get in the way of the DVI adaptors/cables a bit but yeah it looks good.

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    I am waiting for one to come out with a similar passive heat sink like the MSI 8600gt in the link.
    I prefer the heat sink on the back as a fan sits snugly in-between that and my scythe ninja.

    The fan only spins up when I am working the computer hard say in a game so it cools the card
    and the cpu at the same time. When i am not then they are both silent.


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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Finally, a decent spec card with passive cooling that will actually fit in a htpc case like the fusion.
    Most passive cards have a honking great heatpipe passing over the top of the card.
    Hope prices and availability are ok.
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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    That does look very neat.

    I like the industrial look of this.
    Yeah, better than this.

    I've been considering watercooling recently, to try and silence loud components. This could work, though. SSD should also help, (when it becomes affordable).

    (Edit: My link already quoted in Hexus' article. Sorry.)

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Wonder if you could strap a 92mm fan onto this....
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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    Wonder if you could strap a 92mm fan onto this....
    That's funny - it was meant to be a joke, right?

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by baius View Post
    That's funny - it was meant to be a joke, right?
    Not really, what I meant was stick a very low RPM fan on - most fans that come with stock cooling solutions run very high/noisy RPMs and are usually 80mm.
    Obv passive designs are aimed at media/SFF/silence enthusuiasts, I was more musing out loud, cause I'm looking for a new card that runs as quiet as possible sometime soon
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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Surely silent is better than any fan if your trying to get it as quiet as possible. The thing can run completely fanless perfectly fine so why bother strapping a fan onto it?

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Hmm looks good, Gigabyte passive cards are usually quite nice and perform well, but benefited that you have some decent or at least constant air flow through the case.

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    Re: News - GIGABYTE's passive Radeon HD 4850 revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Surely silent is better than any fan if your trying to get it as quiet as possible. The thing can run completely fanless perfectly fine so why bother strapping a fan onto it?
    Possibly for OC'ing
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