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[TcMag] Asus unveils passively-cooled GeForce 9600 GT

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Although not the first to stop using fans with some 9600 GT cards, Asus is tryig to make up the lost time and the first step is the introduction of the EN9600GT SILENT/HTDI/512M. The new graphics card is equipped with the V-Cool heatsink, which is based on the V-Engine concept and uses Intercooler technology in order to provide the 65nm-build G94 chip with just what it needs to keep its cool.

Revolving around a zipper array fin module and three heatpipes, the V-Cool is said to lower the temperature of the G94 by up to 10 degrees Celsius compared to other fanless designs.

Under the V-Cool Asus has put in a stock GeForce 9600 GT with 64 Stream Processors running at 1625 MHz, a GPU set to 650 MHz and 512MB of GDDR3 memory with a frequency of 1800 MHz. The price of the new, dual-slot mainstream card is unfortunately unknown yet.
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i highly doubt that this will overclock 5%+ within reasonable temps.
the only people who would buy this, are those that arent very computer literate at all, and have a little too much money to be spending on graphics cards. why woodnt u buy a fanned version and turn it down a little in rivatuner. oh thats right, they woodnt know how. i hate it wen companies take advantage of those who dont know about what they are buying.

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i highly doubt that this will overclock 5%+ within reasonable temps.
the only people who would buy this, are those that arent very computer literate at all, and have a little too much money to be spending on graphics cards. why woodnt u buy a fanned version and turn it down a little in rivatuner. oh thats right, they woodnt know how. i hate it wen companies take advantage of those who dont know about what they are buying.

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Some people would actually want something like this. For example, people who want completely silent PCs. Guess you forgot about them though, huh?


EDIT: Oh and not everyone overclocks you know. Pfft.
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it would be great for HTPCs the 9600 has some features that the 8 series doesn't for video playback.
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I've always thought if you take a passive card and strap a fan to it you have the best cooling ever! lol.

However there are applications for this, it just doesn't seem practical for us OCrs
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I've always thought if you take a passive card and strap a fan to it you have the best cooling ever! lol.

However there are applications for this, it just doesn't seem practical for us OCrs
You can great temps that way actually!
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Want a silent PC? Get water cooling.
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Some people would actually want something like this. For example, people who want completely silent PCs. Guess you forgot about them though, huh?

EDIT: Oh and not everyone overclocks you know. Pfft.
Ya hah, I don't overclock and I hate noise from PCs. As long as temperatures are reasonable then I'm all for passive cooling.
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Want a silent PC? Get water cooling.
How is water cooling silent? You need high CFM fans on your rads, or giant rads(Which cost a lot more).
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Looks good if you want a silent pc

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Want a silent PC? Get water cooling.
Water cooling is far from silent, look at your rig it says 8 yate loons, if thats then ill eat a stick of ram.
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