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    Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    With silent operation and up to 70 per cent faster than the GTX 1050 in the latest games.
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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    Quite a good chip for some mid level gaming in silence. Nice card potential.

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    I suppose it's one way to get rid of old stock.

    Why not make the card full length for better cooling?

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    I don't get this cards function at all, it's slower than an old gtx970.
    Why would anyone buy a gtx1650 ?

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I don't get this cards function at all, it's slower than an old gtx970.
    Why would anyone buy a gtx1650 ?
    Because it doesn't require a power connector, and some cheap and nasty pre-built PCs that is all you can use.

    OTOH, I find the whole passive GPU thing pretty dated. The airflow has to come from somewhere or no amount of heatsink is going to stop you throttling, and any decent card these days will be passive until it gets hot enough that it needs fans that it starts using fans.

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I don't get this cards function at all, it's slower than an old gtx970.
    Why would anyone buy a gtx1650 ?
    Because it doesn't require a power connector, and some cheap and nasty pre-built PCs that is all you can use.

    OTOH, I find the whole passive GPU thing pretty dated. The airflow has to come from somewhere or no amount of heatsink is going to stop you throttling, and any decent card these days will be passive until it gets hot enough that it needs fans that it starts using fans.
    I think that a Ryzen 3 with some ram and this card would use such a small amount of power and create such a small amount of heat, that utterly passive would work fine.
    A good PSU wouldn't make a sound, a good heatsink on the CPU would be silent barely ticking over and it's only ever the graphics card that makes a noise on most systems, now that we have SSD's
    I think the biggrest issue in 2020 is that most PC cases now have the PSU at the bottom, and that doesn't help the heat getting out of the top of the case.

    With a case with quality PSU at the top, and good clear unrestricted airflow at the bottom of the front, (no fan needed) I think I could make a silent PC with this card and it would be quite acceptable for most tasks and games. with the CPU heatsink fitted in the same direction of cooling vains to the GPU, air would rise from both.

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I think the biggrest issue in 2020 is that most PC cases now have the PSU at the bottom, and that doesn't help the heat getting out of the top of the case.
    I think this brings an even more pressing thing to light, hiding the 5.25 drive bays. I miss being able to have a full tower with a drive, I just dont want ugly anymore. If the psu was at the top so could the shroud and a disk drive, How hasn't that been a thing yet (small market ik -_-).

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    I think this brings an even more pressing thing to light, hiding the 5.25 drive bays. I miss being able to have a full tower with a drive, I just dont want ugly anymore. If the psu was at the top so could the shroud and a disk drive, How hasn't that been a thing yet (small market ik -_-).
    they're mainly little SSD trays round the back of the mobo tray, which I also hate as I like access to the HDD from one side.

    I don't mind ugly... so long as it's efficient and works.

    SSD Hard drives don't get super warm to be fair, so having them in a place I can get too is all I care about.

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    I wonder if the direction of the heatsink fins is the right choice for this card; it seems to me it would make more sense to have them running the length of the card (front to back), so that if the card is in a case with one or more front-fans then air can still flow across it and out the grille on the back.

    With the blades running across the width of the card as they are there seems no point to having a grill on the back at all, as heat isn't going to escape very easily from that end. The side-to-side arrangement would only make sense if this card is going to go in a case that mounts the motherboard horizontally, and there aren't loads of those. Otherwise the only place this card will make sense is mounted at the top of a case with a top vent, but front-to-back fins would work just as well in such an arrangement.

    So yeah, feels to me like front-to-back would be a lot more versatile, seems to me like they've limited the utility of an already pretty niche product to me.

    In my own case I have a compact system with a passively cooled PSU, passive CPU heatsink and relying on a pair of big, quiet fans to cool everything, a passive graphics card could have been a sweet addition but my case has no top vent, and with that fin arrangement there's no way I could get any air across this card.

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    Re: Palit launches the passive GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX

    Quote Originally Posted by Haravikk View Post
    I wonder if the direction of the heatsink fins is the right choice for this card; it seems to me it would make more sense to have them running the length of the card (front to back), so that if the card is in a case with one or more front-fans then air can still flow across it and out the grille on the back.

    With the blades running across the width of the card as they are there seems no point to having a grill on the back at all, as heat isn't going to escape very easily from that end. The side-to-side arrangement would only make sense if this card is going to go in a case that mounts the motherboard horizontally, and there aren't loads of those. Otherwise the only place this card will make sense is mounted at the top of a case with a top vent, but front-to-back fins would work just as well in such an arrangement.

    So yeah, feels to me like front-to-back would be a lot more versatile, seems to me like they've limited the utility of an already pretty niche product to me.

    In my own case I have a compact system with a passively cooled PSU, passive CPU heatsink and relying on a pair of big, quiet fans to cool everything, a passive graphics card could have been a sweet addition but my case has no top vent, and with that fin arrangement there's no way I could get any air across this card.
    I thought that to start with and then I realised that lots of SFF cases will hold the fins vertically perfectly well.

    Shuttle XPC's would be good I think

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