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post #1 of 13
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Anyone know of a video card that is passively cooled and has more than 1gb of memory? Gigabyte has a 1gb 6770 that is passive, but I'd like something a little faster and with more than 1gb.
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post #2 of 13
Why does it have to be passive ?
You can get a Radeon 7970, and get the new MK26 pro cooler for it, and then just put a realy low noise 140mm fan on there ?

but for passive i wouldn't know sorry.
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post #3 of 13
well first you should know that if you taking a passive cooling you need a good case airflow ( if possible that touch the cooler directly .

But you can go with a better card with a after market passive cooler

note that if you want lowest noise possible but good cooling, you can still get a good card with a after market cooler
post #4 of 13
I see the name of your rig is ''fan less'' I hope for you that you at least have 1-2 fan or your computer will simply die . ( it will become a hot box that would reach like 100celsuis easily and your component will fry one by one )
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by amadnei View Post

well first you should know that if you taking a passive cooling you need a good case airflow...I see the name of your rig is ''fan less'' I hope for you that you at least have 1-2 fan or your computer will simply die . ( it will become a hot box that would reach like 100celsuis easily and your component will fry one by one )
This is a vile slander, unbefitting of you, and a great disservice to the community. I have been running fanless for 3 years and with comfortable temps. I use a rampage II gene, i7 920 @ just above 3ghz, and the 6770 linked above. No case fans, no fans on northbridge, no powersupply fan.

I'm considering after market, but prefer something pre-installed. The 7970 likely puts off too much heat for the MK 26 pro to cool passively. Maybe a 7950/gtx 670 or 6950/570. I've had bad luck with after market cooling & warranty/returns in the past.

Edit- I don't think there is anything better than the 6770 I've had for over a year. Probably going to get a gtx 670 DirectCU II when it's available in another month. Way more power (and $$) then i need... but don't see anything that can match it in noise.
Edited by avaya - 5/12/12 at 11:01am
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post #6 of 13
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This is a vile slander, unbefitting of you, and a great disservice to the community. I have been running fanless for 3 years and with comfortable temps. I use a rampage II gene, i7 920 @ just above 3ghz, and the 6770 linked above. No case fans, no fans on northbridge, no powersupply fan.
I'm considering after market, but prefer something pre-installed. The 7970 likely puts off too much heat for the MK 26 pro to cool passively. Maybe a 7950/gtx 670 or 6950/570. I've had bad luck with after market cooling & warranty/returns in the past.
Edit- I don't think there is anything better than the 6770 I've had for over a year. Probably going to get a gtx 670 DirectCU II when it's available in another month. Way more power (and $$) then i need... but don't see anything that can match it in noise.

well sorry for first part, 2 of my computer died cause of case fan that stopped. maybe I got unlucky or bad hardware.

if you want a new gen card, I would highly suggest a 28mn wich are producing less heat than 32mn and use less power.
I know the 78xx-79xx for amd are 28mn, nvidia side I only know the 670gtx ( if you use a mod or aftermarket cooler it will take almost no space since the pcb is really small )
post #7 of 13
Dude, if you can, Gainward makes some cards branded Phantom that are passive, i think up to a 680 atm, no amd cards though
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post #8 of 13
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Dude, if you can, Gainward makes some cards branded Phantom that are passive, i think up to a 680 atm, no amd cards though
The fans are on the other side iirc. smile.gif
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post #9 of 13
Phantom coolers have fans. As far as I know, the 6850 is the most powerful passive card available.

I'd still go for the 670, though.
 
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post #10 of 13
Powercolor makes a 6850 passive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131442
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