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    News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    These are the first passively cooled AMD Radeon R7 200 series cards available.
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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    I love it! Just need to find an excuse to build a budget rig with an APU to xfire... LAN party box?

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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    Luke7. Don't. Hybrid crossfire is horribly broken. Read Tom's hardware article on the subject.

    Don't get me wrong - I like silent graphics cards. Just wish they'd do a passive one closer to R260X specs.

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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Luke7. Don't. Hybrid crossfire is horribly broken. Read Tom's hardware article on the subject.

    Don't get me wrong - I like silent graphics cards. Just wish they'd do a passive one closer to R260X specs.
    Its the problem of mismatched shader types and shader number.

    Hopefully,Kaveri with 512 GCN shaders should do better.

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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    it's a real shame than AMD upped the TDP on the Bonaire GPU so much when rebranding the 7790 to the R7 260 as it would have made a brilliant passively cooled card at 85W.
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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    What is the generally accepted TPD limit for passive cooling?

    Still, I think that a 7770 equivalent with passive cooling is pretty nice.

    Wonder what made XFX to turn to passive cards.I thought this market segment was rather small.

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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    XFX have really upped the aesthetics of their cards recently I love their new style just wonder if they are still really noisy and bad at cooling my 6850 was unbearably noisy even with a headset on while gaming.

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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    Last year I managed to be in a position where I had a chance to buy HD7770, HD7790 and HD7850, some with one fan others with two.
    Only one I could consider loud and that was the HD7770 with one fan after overclocking (50% fan speed).

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    Re: News - XFX unveils passive Radeon R7 250, R7 240 graphics cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonebreaker777 View Post
    What is the generally accepted TPD limit for passive cooling?

    Still, I think that a 7770 equivalent with passive cooling is pretty nice.

    Wonder what made XFX to turn to passive cards.I thought this market segment was rather small.
    Above 86w. I run a Radeon 5750 (86w TDP) with an Accelero S1 entirely passive at stock clocks in a fanless case with no crashes in games. I was holding out to upgrade to a passive R7 2xx card but I don't think it is going to happen unless I underclock a 260x. I think I might go back to plan B which is get a 7770 and transfer the Accelero onto it.

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