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    News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    NVIDIA's finest single-GPU card to be served in an aluminium sandwich.
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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    At the very least it looks boss.

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    They should of had the second heatsink be attached by both the connector they currently use and be touching the other end of the PCB screwing into the primary heatsink sandwiching the PCB between the two heatsinks. Just by having a fan suck air away from the back of my GPU reduced Furmark temps by 4 degrees, having a heatsink touching the surface should be a lot more efficient.

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Will they offer different colours other than the blue?

    I dread to think how much it would weigh, some extra support for the card may be in order methinks.

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Wow, OTT cooler...

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Stupid - surely could have easily used the extra space to put in a large heatsink cooled by multiple quiet fans. Actually although it's nowhere near in the same league, my current 460OC and previous 8800GTX weren't exactly loud - more of a low freq "whooshing" noise that was, dare I say it, quite restful!

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Unbelieveable!

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    is it endorsed by ODB from Wu-tang fame


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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Now they just need to produce a passive PSU with enough oomph to power everything!

    That said, the potential for passive PC niavana is coming closer, but I suspect you'd need at least one fan somewhere just to move air through the system to avoid "hot-spots" forming.

    Passive PSU + NoFan CPU cooler + SSD + this = HTPC with "max" gaming capability with hi-fi levels of silence for music/movies etc. That said, I'd prefer a 670 (or even 660 when available?) at a more sensible size/pricepoint for more or less the same experience.

    Of course, as others have said, it is overkill. But on the other hand, it puts PC gaming back in the living room/home cinema

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post
    I dread to think how much it would weigh, some extra support for the card may be in order methinks.
    This. Will they not be including an extra back panel attached to the heatsink for more secure fixing?

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Phew, I thought this was the company that make those awful £20 800W PSU's

    You'd definitely need a chassis with fan on top and more than 1 front fan.

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Looks like something out of Eve Online

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Why not just find the quietest 3rd party cooler (Accellero's are quiet and better than stock cooling) and test the fan to see at what speed you can hear it, set that as a maximum and hey presto!

    Some people go OTT with sound, when will you need a passive 680 the size of a brick?

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    Ha... hmmmmmm, nice engineering for sure. But lets be honest, if you want the performance your likely going to put up with a small amount of noise for the privilage.

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    So if this card was released and someone (stupid enough) actually purchased one, wouldn't they have to plug it into one of the lower PCI-e slots for the heat-sink at the back? But that means the card will only be running at 8x bandwidth.

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    Re: News - Colorful plays with fire, plans passive GeForce GTX 680

    If Hexus get one of these to review, I hope they make a video of the testing process, I think it would make for interesting viewing.

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